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E. & J. Gallo | Napa, California
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Job Description

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery

E. & J. Gallo Winery was founded by two entrepreneurs—Ernest and Julio Gallo with a vision to democratize wine in the United States becoming the largest winery in the world. This spirit continues today, where Gallo offers opportunities where we value innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking.  

As a Viticulturist 2, you would provide primary viticulture support for the Coastal Winegrowing and Coastal Grower Relations organizations. Provides support in monitoring and managing vine health, soil health, advancing viticulture practices/knowledge, and evaluating new chemicals and partners with the Coastal Technical Team Leader to provide support for vineyard design and new equipment assessment.


What You Will Do

Leadership Development

  •  Mentors project team members, seasonal employees and interns.
  • Participates in reviewing and evaluating project team members, seasonal employees and interns

Continuous Development

  • Manages achievement of project goals, objectives, and timelines.
  •  Serves as the organizational liaison between viticulture and related research and production departments.
  • Performs examinations of vineyard soils, conducting viticulture trials and viticulture techniques evaluations.
  • Conducts analysis of new chemicals used in wine grape growing; makes recommendations for problematic growing areas.
  • Reviews new vineyard planting sites and compilation of data into appropriate data bases.
  • Provides written recommendations for pest and disease control to the Winegrowing team.
  • Supports the GVI operations team with the development of annual Farm Plan.
  • Provides documented vineyard evaluations on a yearly basis.
  • Conducts cultural and experimental vine manipulations that include pruning, irrigation, canopy and crop load management.
  • Implements appropriate experimental protocols and plot designs for field experimentation.
  • Manages fruit and tissue samples from vineyard and transports them to the laboratory.
  • Designs and establishes experimental vineyard plots; employs advanced statistical project design software for evaluating and optimizing experimental treatments and interactions. .

Technical Development

  • Uses appropriate GIS/GPS software platforms and interprets remote sensing data.
  • Performs data summary analyses using advanced graphics software including SigmaPlot and SAS and SPSS.
  • Uses/installs appropriate equipment to collect plant and soil measurements.
  • Manages data collection, summary and statistical analyses; utilizes advanced statistical software
  • and applications for analysis of complicated data sets.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Viticulture, Biology, Plant Science or Agriculture plus 2 years of field research or vineyard experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • A valid driver’s license and willing and able to obtain a California driver's license within 30 days of hire or an appropriate state driver's license.
  • Required to travel to vineyard locations throughout California (occasional over-night travel is required).
  • Lift and move up to 40 pounds.
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution



What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor's degree in Viticulture, Biology, Plant Science or Agriculture plus 4 years of field research or vineyard management experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Master’s degree in Viticulture or Plant Science.
  • One year of experience managing commercial vineyards.
  • Proficient in reading, writing and speaking the Spanish language.
  • PCA and CCA license.
  • Experience using GIS/GPS software platforms and interpreting remote sensing data.
  • Experience reading, analyzing, and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Experience writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Experience effectively presenting information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access at an intermediate level, PowerPoint at an advanced level

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Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
Requisition ID: 32482 

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