Harvest Winemaking Internship
Delicato Family Vineyards - King City CA

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Position Purpose

    Delicato Family Vineyards has an exciting career opportunity for a Harvest Winemaking Intern in our Monterey/King City, CA location. Under General Supervision, the Winemaking Intern is responsible for providing technical and logistical support by performing duties such as monitoring fermentations, malolactic fermentations, and performing lab trials.

    Essential Duties

    • Assists with monitoring juice, primary fermentations, secondary fermentation temperatures and activities
    • Assists in small lot fermentations; utilizes small lot wine processing equipment
    • Aids in receiving fruit
    • Organizes ingredient inventory
    • Conducts Harvest related lab analysis
    • Prepares special ingredient additions
    • Samples and sets up for tastings, analysis and winemaking trials
    • Participates in daily fermenter tastings with winemaking staff

    Non-Essential Duties

    • Participates in Research and Development experiments to support quality improvements in both the vineyard and winery
    • Assist in managing and monitoring winemaking trials
    • Assists with weigh tag management and receiving analysis checks
    • May visit vineyard sites to monitor grape development
    • Supports processes, vineyard grape samples, and analysis
    • Coordinates ML inoculations and progress tracking

    Minimum Requirements

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s in Enology or a related science such as chemistry or biochemistry preferred

    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

    Working Conditions

    • Most activities take place in lab, office or winery environment
    • Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year
    • In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F.

    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

    Delicato Family Vineyards 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 Vineyards is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Nearest Major Market: Chico
    Job Segment:
    Intern, Entry Level

    Position Purpose

    Delicato Family Vineyards has an exciting career opportunity for a Harvest Winemaking Intern in our Monterey/King City, CA location. Under General Supervision, the Winemaking Intern is responsible for providing technical and logistical support by performing duties such as monitoring fermentations, malolactic fermentations, and performing lab trials.

    Essential Duties

    • Assists with monitoring juice, primary fermentations, secondary fermentation temperatures and activities
    • Assists in small lot fermentations; utilizes small lot wine processing equipment
    • Aids in receiving fruit
    • Organizes ingredient inventory
    • Conducts Harvest related lab analysis
    • Prepares special ingredient additions
    • Samples and sets up for tastings, analysis and winemaking trials
    • Participates in daily fermenter tastings with winemaking staff

    Non-Essential Duties

    • Participates in Research and Development experiments to support quality improvements in both the vineyard and winery
    • Assist in managing and monitoring winemaking trials
    • Assists with weigh tag management and receiving analysis checks
    • May visit vineyard sites to monitor grape development
    • Supports processes, vineyard grape samples, and analysis
    • Coordinates ML inoculations and progress tracking

    Minimum Requirements

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s in Enology or a related science such as chemistry or biochemistry preferred

    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

    Working Conditions

    • Most activities take place in lab, office or winery environment
    • Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year
    • In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F.

    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

    Delicato Family Vineyards 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 Vineyards is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Nearest Major Market: Chico
    Job Segment:
    Intern, Entry Level

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