Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #719

Laboratory and Cellar Harvest Intern
Cambria Winery
Santa Maria
Passionately led by two sisters, the Cambria Estate sits on storied land, located in the cool, coastal ridges of the Santa Maria Valley. All Cambria wines are single vineyard expressions, sustainably farmed, and Estate grown and bottled. Cambria Estate Winery is known for site-specific Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Katherine’s and Julia’s Vineyards.
General Description of Duties:
This is a seasonal job that requires 40 to 80 per week during the grape harvesting season. This could be a part- or full-time position that starts in summer and could run as late as early winter.
In this hourly position the employee will perform routine wine analysis to include enzymatic and wet chemistry. They will also be available to work in the cellar doing wine production tasks.

Specific Duties May Include:
• Testing and tracking field samples for sugar, pH, and acidity
• Tracking fermentations in the cellar
• Loading samples for auto analysis
• Performing wet chemistry tasks
• Recording results into proper journals and databases
• Pulling accurate juice and wine samples for analysis
• Reagent preparation
• Juice additions and inoculations
• Pump overs and punch downs
• Equipment cleaning and sanitation

Background and Experience:
Previous lab experience and wine knowledge is preferred. The applicant must be organized with a strong attention to detail. They must have good communications skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. They must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime and varying shifts. Applicants must have reliable transportation and a responsible work ethic.

Physical Demands:
Applicants may be required to stand for long periods of time. They will occasionally be required to reach with hands and arms. They may be required to sit, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, as well as occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of weight.
If you are planning to be in school during this internship, please include a copy of your school schedule with your resume. This position has the potential to become permanent for the right candidate.
Samantha Aguilar - Laboratory Manager

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