Research and Development Enologist Intern
Delicato Family Wines
Delicato Family Wines is one of the fastest-growing top 10 wineries in the U.S. Established in 1924 by the Indelicato family, the company is guided today by a dynamic third generation of family leaders. Over nearly a century of growing, crafting, and selling wine, the Indelicato family has instilled their strong sense of values into our company culture. We offer opportunities for growth that come from being an industry leading, fast-growing company, and from having the nimble, responsive, and values-driven culture of a family-owned business.
Delicato Family Wines is a uniquely balanced blend of big company opportunity, & family culture
Hard Work, High Standards
Respect for our employees and the land
This is who we are!
Under General Supervision, the Harvest Research & Development (R&D) Enologist Intern is responsible in assisting in all aspects of research wine production focusing on daily winemaking operations. The intern will help support all R&D experiments that will produce higher quality wines, develop wine styles that will meet customer requirements, and create greater operational processing efficiencies.
Assists in all aspects of small-lot wine production, from vineyard harvesting/sampling to bottling
Informs R&D Winemaker when winemaking and fermentation issues arise
Collects, submits, and analyzes R&D samples for analysis
Cleans and maintains research and development equipment
Participates in daily R&D fermentation sampling and wine tasting
Maintains a clean work environment
Understands, follows, and implements safety procedures
Properly handles and maintains chemicals
Accurately records and documents data, inputs data for Delicato compliance
*Other duties may be assigned
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Enology or a related science such as chemistry or biochemistry preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong organizational skills
Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills
Solid winemaking theory, wine sensory, communication/presentation and organizational skills
Ability to work under pressure during harvest with many different people and departments
Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year
Certificates and Licenses
Acceptable driving history with valid Driver’s License
Most activities take place in lab, office or winery environment
In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F
Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
Follows all Company policies and procedures
Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.
Delicato Family Wines offers its temporary employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance component includes medical coverage. In addition you will be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan with a generous company match, and sick time accrual.
Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HR Coordinator/Internship Program Manager