Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #565

Harvest Grower Relations Intern - Napa
Delicato Family Wines
Napa, 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 general supervision, the Grower Relations Intern is primarily responsible for monitoring grower vineyards to meet specific program objectives. Accountable for providing viticulture information necessary for grape assessments, and guidance to growers.

Essential Duties
Monitors grower vineyards for pests, diseases, fruit soundness, comparing canopy status to lab results to help determine whether fruit will benefit from longer hang time or whether it should be picked sooner
Monitors grower harvest, as needed
Directs, trains and manages 3 sugar samplers on a daily basis – sampling outside grower vineyards in the 4 North Coast districts
Maintains GPS units, vineyard map books, and ArcView/Vineyard Block Information Systems
Coordinates grape sample processing through the Black Stallion Laboratory
Ensures all DFW safety and other policies are implemented and adhered to.
Monitors inventory of half ton macro bins at Black Stallion Winery
*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties
Provides administrative/clerical support as needed, i.e. word processing, filing, phone, email, report maintenance, and calendar coordination
Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience

Some college work in Viticulture, Enology, or related field. Experience working in agricultural field with comparable hands-on practical experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent organizational and communication skills
Must be detail and multi-task oriented
Proficient in the use of MS Office based environment, (Word, Outlook, Excel and other software applications). Familiarization with winemaking regions, appellations, varieties, climates, terroir, and how they relate to variation of growing practices
Thorough understanding of viticulture and winemaking
Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment
Must be willing to follow and lead when necessary
Follow direction and lead others by example
Must be able to work flexible hours, days, and shifts during harvest, including early morning hours and some weekends
Must be able to walk and travel through vineyards (uneven terrain)
Certificates and Licenses

Acceptable driving history with valid Driver’s License

Working Conditions
Uneven terrain in vineyard environment
Protected Heights
Drives Company assigned vehicle for work purposes only
Exposed to dust, fumes and gases, and other vineyard hazards, such as pesticide exposure, reptiles and/or insects

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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