2018 grape sampler/lab internship
Matchbook Wine Company
Matchbook Wine Company is a family-owned operation in the Dunnigan Hills of Zamora, CA, producing and bottling quality wines on-site under such labels as: Matchbook, The Arsonist, Tinto Rey, Mossback, and Chasing Venus. Thirty minutes from Davis, the winery is located in the midst of 1,300 acres of estate vineyards, comprised of Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Syrah, and several other varietals. We expect to crush about 2700 tons in 2018 (approximately 30% white, 70% red). The majority of our grapes come from our estate vineyards, but we also source fruit from the Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to assist in berry sampling and lab work for the duration of the 2018 harvest. You will be responsible for daily sampling of multiple vineyard sites, including recording observations regarding fruit development. You will also work closely with the lab director to perform routine analysis on collected juice samples. This position may include some cellar work.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:
•Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
•Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
•Basic computer skills
You must have the ability and willingness to work 6 days a week, including weekends, and overtime. In addition, you must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time, climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 pounds, and be on your feet for most of the day. Reliable transportation is required.
Please send resume and cover letter to Mikayla Callen.