Harvest Enologist Intern - Napa

DVF Wines Rutherford , CA 94558

Posted 1 week ago

Position Purpose

Under General Supervision, the Harvest Enologist will assist the production and wine-making staff with all harvest-related activities. The Harvest Enologist is the primary person responsible for Laboratory operations during harvest; in addition, will provide technical and logistical support by performing duties such as monitoring fermentations, performing lab analyses, and conducting trials.

Essential Duties

Lab Duties:

  • Conducting wine Analysis; vineyard grape sample processing and analysis

  • Performing ML inoculations and progress tracking

  • Handling data management and distribution

  • Reviewing data and trend analysis

  • Organizing sampling and Setup for tastings, analysis and winemaking trials

  • Monitoring ingredient inventory

  • Preparing special ingredient additions

  • Performing general quality checks

Cellar duties:

  • Managing fermenter Brix and Temp tracking and distribution of information

  • Preparing yeast inoculations

  • Generating and distributing harvest production orders

  • Assisting with managing and monitoring fermentation trials

  • Assisting full time crew with receiving fruit

  • Use of small lot wine processing equipment

Non-Essential Duties

  • Conducting vineyard site visits to monitor grape development

  • Assists with daily fermenter tastings with winemaking staff

  • Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Viticulture, Enology, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or other science related field preferred

Previous experience working in wineries for 1 to 2 harvests preferred (cellar or lab)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills

  • Solid winemaking theory, wine sensory, communication/presentation and organizational skills

  • Ability to work under pressure during harvest with many different people and departments

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work overtime and weekends

  • Team player and able to work with others

  • Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Chemistry experience in the wine industry is a plus

Working Conditions

Most work is performed within the analytical lab in a temperature controlled environment. Occasional exposure to fumes, gases or dust may occur

Work Standards

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships

  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner

  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training

  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Delicato Family Wines offers its temporary employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance component includes medical coverage. In addition you will be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan with a generous company match, and sick time accrual.

Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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