Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #645

Harvest Enologist Intern
Seasonal F/T
O'Neill Vintners & Distillers - Robert Hall Winery
Paso Robles
O’Neill Vintners & Distillers is the leading California producer of premium brands, bulk wine, brandy and spirits for the beverage alcohol trade. Leveraging our vertically integrated vineyard, winery and bottling operations, O’Neill Vintners provides the highest quality products and service at an exceptional value. O’Neill Vintners was founded in 2004 by Jeff O’Neill, former CEO of Golden State Vintners and third generation member of a California winemaking family with industry roots dating back to 1934. From grape supply through wine processing to bottling services, O’Neill is recognized as the preferred outsourcing partner for national retailers and some of the largest adult beverage brands in the world. Today, O’Neill Vintners has grown to become the 7th largest winery in California and has earned a reputation as one of the premier commercial wine producers in the business.
October 31, 2021
SUMMARY: The Harvest Enologist Intern provides support to the Winemakers leading up to and during the harvest season.

• Grape sampling local vineyards
• Prepare and analyze grape, juice/must and wine samples
• Assist with the weighing of trucks/receiving of fruit into the cellar
• Assist with winery trials and data collection
• Assist with cellar operations- including cap management, inoculations, and additions
• Interface between winemakers, cellar staff and lab
• Assist with work orders and the updating on winemaking documents
• Monitor barrel fermentation
• Monitor Micro-Ox Tanks
• Other projects and duties as assigned

• Bachelor's degree or upper division coursework in Enology or related Science, or Engineering
• Demonstrated interest in winemaking, fermentation science or food processing
• Previous experience working in beverage or food processing industry preferred
• Ability to work independently and communicate well
• Proficiency in MS Office
• Ability to work up to six days a week on variable or rotating shifts
• Ability to climb stairs and to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to work outside in hot or cold weather
• Ability to stand for long periods

Production offices, laboratory, cellar and outdoors

please go to our website and apply!

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