Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #564

Harvest Viticulture Intern - King City
Delicato Family Wines
King City, CA
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!
Position Purpose
Under close supervision, the Viticulture Intern is responsible for providing management with current information and data to drive farming decisions. This position conducts daily field scouting, data collection, and quality control in order to support the vineyard operations. The Temporary Technician will interact with and support the in-field and in-office technology of the operation.

Essential Duties
Responsible for seasonal scouting of the needs of the vineyard operation, and provides timely and accurate scouting information that is needed for –
Pest and disease control
Fertilizer and irrigation scheduling, and
General vineyard management.
Collects phenological and production data by block and records major milestones, from pruning weights to support the annual pruning plan, to bud break to harvest, and data necessary to produce and routinely update the crop estimation plan for vineyard and winery management purposes.
Gathers soil, water, and tissue samples; and manages recordkeeping and distribution of such information.
Responsible for sampling fruit during the ripening season.

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience

Associate of Science in Viticulture, related field or equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to work outdoors for large portions of the day.
Ability to utilize and operate tools and equipment used in agricultural applications, including but not limited to electronic forms, pick up, RTV/ATV, and hand tools.
Basic knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook
Self-motivation and a desire to learn and solve problems are essential.
Ability and willing to learn and participate in a team environment.
Certificates and Licenses

Acceptable driving history and current Driver License.

Working Conditions
Working conditions are outdoors and are subject to the extremes of every season. This is an agricultural environment and dust, water, wind, and machinery are a part of everyday work. Day shift and night shift work can be expected depending on the time of year.

Work Standards
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
Additional Comments
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.

Maleia Warren
HR Coordinator/Internship Program Manager

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