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Harvest Viticulture/Cellar Intern **$500 Sign-On Bonus**

Harvest Viticulture/Cellar Intern **$500 Sign-On Bonus**

Summary

The Seasonal Viticulture/Cellar Worker is a hybrid Vineyard/Cellar intern to assist both grower relations and winery staff with harvest-related activities. **Company vehicle and gas card will be provided.** The anticipated timeframe of this internship is July – November.

As a Viticulture Harvest Intern, some of the responsibilities for this role include: Crop estimation, maturity sampling, soil excavation analysis, water status monitoring, pest and disease prevention, as well as data analysis.

The 2nd half of the internship (mid-October) would be working at one of our Sonoma County wineries in the cellar, assisting with all aspects of grape receiving, fermentation management and harvest winery duties. 

This is an exciting cross functional role, with broad harvest exposure and experience, working collaboratively in a team environment.

Initially, this position will start the day Concourse Blvd, Santa Rosa.

Roles and Responsibilities

Vineyards

  •  Visiting and monitoring vineyards for vine & grape maturity
  •  Vineyard scouting for powdery mildew, mold, pests & disease
  • Maintaining and updating vineyard evaluation binder with Maps, Vineyard contacts & pictures
  • Sampling grapes in vineyards for maturity & ripeness
  • Analysis of grapes for maturity controls
  •  Data entry and reporting of laboratory analysis
  • Collect grape samples from a large variety of vineyards in Sonoma County. To a lesser extent, Napa and Sonoma counties

Winery

  • Clean, sanitize, and sterilize all winery equipment and facilities.
  • Fermentation: operate Punch Downs, Pump Overs
  • Rack and pump grape juice and wine; moving hoses and equipment
  • Addition of chemicals to juice & wine

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to read maps, and basic geographical knowledge
  • Physical Requirements: ability to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop and kneel, and be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain and exposure to the elements
  • Ability to work flexible hours (up to 12 hours daily, 6 Days per week) and work the entire harvest season
  • Ability to do basic math and have good verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules and procedures, cellar work orders, count barrels, record times and dates
  • Participate in safety training programs to ensure personal and team members’ safety

Experience and Qualifications

  • A valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record
  • Previous vineyard grape sampling or winery harvest experience preferred but not required
  • Maintain reliable, punctual, organized behaviors and possess a strong work ethic.

Company Core Values:

Teamwork – Be Each Other’s Partners in Wine
Commitment – Crush Every Day Like It’s Harvest
Quality – Good vs. Grape: It’s All in The Details
Integrity – It Takes a Vneyard
Safety – Tend the Vines
Entrepreneurship – Love the Wine You’re With
Fun! Smile! You Have Purple Teeth!

Foley Family Wines provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

 

Location

Corporate Office – Santa Rosa 

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