Wine and Viticulture


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Submission #730

Vineyard Internship
Seasonal F/T
Hope Family Wines
Paso Robles
Paso Robles Defined.

The Hope family has been farming in Paso Robles for more than 30 years. When they arrived in this barely-discovered region, they planted apples and grapes. Little did they know that the rolling, oak-studded terrain of Paso Robles would one day become a viticultural terroir of significance and one of the top winegrowing regions for quality red wine within the Central Coast.

Gone are the apple orchards. Today, the Hopes cultivate mature vineyards of the varieties best suited to their area including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Mourvedre and Grenache. Vine density has increased and each vine is asked to produce very little fruit. The terroir of this domain expresses itself in its unique regional character. Regardless of the varieties planted, the expression of Paso Robles is displayed in the glass with spice, licorice and berry in the nose, soft textures and silky tannins on the palate.

Hope Family Wines consists of five individual brands: Liberty School, Treana, Quest, Austin Hope, Troublemaker.

Our Austin Hope 2018 Cabernet was chosen by Wine Enthusiast #7 in Top 100 in the world.
$15-16
8/15/2021
11/15/2021
Job Summary:
The Viticulture Intern will assist our Production team with seasonal vineyard practices reporting, block monitoring for pests and diseases, harvest maturity sampling, lab testing and fruit intake during harvest.
Essential Functions:
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Works independently, but under supervision, to monitor vineyards during the growing season. Samples grapes for maturity through harvest. May assist with mapping vineyards. May test samples in lab and assist with fruit intake during harvest.
• Takes detailed notes during vineyard rounds and reports to supervisor; eyes and ears in the field.
• Assist in grape intake reporting during harvest
• Takes grape samples of vineyards up and through harvest.
• Scout for pests, diseases and fertility problems throughout growing season.
• Develop crop estimates and report to supervisor.
• Sample plant tissue, soil and irrigation water and/or gather data from grower.
• Assist in vineyard experiments, data collection and tracking/reporting results.
Qualifications:
• Viticulture knowledge; previous sampling experience preferred
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Highly motivated, detail oriented, and flexible
• Must be able to work well independently as well as on part of a team
• Proficient in Word, Access, Excel and Outlook and the ability to create vineyard data reports
• Valid CA driver’s license and clean DMV record
Working Conditions:
• Moderate to heavy physical work
• Work site may be any one of HFW’s vineyards or locations
• Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
• Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses
• Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
• Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
• Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
• Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds
• Some field work required throughout the season
• Extensive driving
We may provide a field vehicle but you must have a vehicle that be driven in vineyards.

You'll need a schedule that allows for working from early morning to early afternoon. Can be a full time position with some cellar work available in the afternoons.
Stasi Seay
Director of Vineyards
stasi@hfwines.com
805.508.6673

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