Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #757

Winemaking Internship
Constellation Brands
Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported beer brands such as the Corona and Modelo brand families and Pacifico. Its high-quality wine and spirits brands include the Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company brand families, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Meiomi and SVEDKA Vodka. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated wine brands such as SIMI and Mount Veeder Winery, spirits brands High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors, and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Since its founding in 1945, Constellation’s ability to see, meet and stay ahead of shifting consumer preferences and trends across total beverage alcohol has fueled our success and made us the No. 1 growth contributor in beverage alcohol in the U.S.
$17 - $22
Mid- July of 2021
November or December 2021
Position Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for making high quality wine. This position works directly with the Winemaking Team and will be an integral winemaking support position, helping to facilitate daily harvest winemaking responsibilities. interns will work with members of the Cellar and Lab to achieve daily responsibilities.

This is a temporary assignment, generally between July through December. Schedules are determined on an as needed basis to keep up with grape processing. This may include weekend work, and overtime.


Generate work orders for grape and wine processing.
Work with winemakers and cellar leads on pressing, grape receival, facilitating and prioritizing workload
Monitor winemaking trials, review of lab analysis
Conduct daily fermentation monitoring including tank temperatures, cap inspection and management
Taste and evaluate wines with Winemaking team
Assist winemakers with vineyard monitoring and picking decisions
Participate in daily fermenter tasting and conduct tank walks twice per day
Participate in and document of all production scale winemaking trials
Responsible for providing technical and logistical support by performing various Harvest related wine-making duties
Assists with monitoring juice, primary fermentation’s, secondary fermentation temperatures and activates
Provide technical support with flotation, MOX, PulseAir, Sluicing, Press cycle optimization
Help to develop SOPs for new technology and equipment
Assists in small lot fermentation’s
Performs lab bench trails for fining, wine repairs, tasting, bentonite trails, etc.
Collect data for research and development projects
Conducts Harvest related lab analysis
Assist winemakers as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to work from July through the end of December
Ability to work various shifts including weekends and overtime
Recent graduate or pursuing a degree in Enology and/or Viticulture or related field
Excellent organizational and communication skills – oral and written
Experience in computer applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
Must be at least 21 years of age
Preferred Qualifications

Previous harvest experience in winery production
Ability to communicate in Spanish
Able to work independently with a minimum of supervision
Well-developed wine tasting skills
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Working conditions in certain areas of the winery are cold, warm, wet, slippery and noisy. Involves exposure to loud noises, fumes, toxic chemicals, near moving mechanical parts and lift truck traffic. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouch or crawl, going up and down stairs and ladders. Must be able to move up to 55 lbs. Must have a valid driver’s license. Occasional travel with ability to work weekends and overtime. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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