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Submission #91

Harvest Winery Intern
Seasonal F/T
Joel Gott Wines
San Luis Obispo
August 2018
December 2018
Joel Gott Wines is looking for an intern to assist our winemaking team in the Central Coast with fruit arrivals and fermentations primarily at our San Luis Obispo and also Monterey crush facility. This is more of an overseeing rather than getting your hands dirty cellar position but requires the knowledge of cellar and winemaking practices to effectively communicate harvest operations to our team. This position is based in San Luis Obispo with daily trips to Monterey County and Paso Robles. We are looking for someone with great organization and time management skills who can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Act as communication liaison between custom crush supervisors and Joel Gott winemaking team
• Oversee initial grape receival, crushing, additions, and various aspects of wine production
• Monitor fermentations, collect tank samples, check Brix and temperatures
• Verify work orders and winemaking protocols are followed correctly
• Sample vineyards
• Perform Brix and pH analysis on vineyard samples (using DMA, refractometer, pH meter)
• Set up laboratory trials and tastings
• Enter analysis results in winemaking database and Excel spreadsheets
• Distribute samples and products between facilities as needed
• Maintain a clean and organized work environment

REQUIREMENTS:
• B.S. in Viticulture & Enology or similar Science field (or in the process of obtaining a degree)
• Previous lab/harvest experience, familiarity and experience with winemaking practices
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent time management skills, daily deadline pressures
• Good observation and analytical skills, proficient in MS Excel
• Good interpersonal skills, proven ability to work well with other employees
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Long hours and possible overnight trips to Napa Valley during peak season
• Extensive driving, valid CA driver’s license and clean DMV report
Marin Wolgamott

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