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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
7/4/2019
Job Category:
Science
Enology Lab Intern
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Wente Vineyards | Livermore, CA
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Job Description

Wente Vineyards has been making exceptional quality wine in the Livermore valley for the last 136 years. We are the oldest, continually operated, family owned winery in California. Together, we create one of California's premier wine country destinations and deliver award-winning wines from the Livermore Valley across the nation and internationally.

Wente Vineyards is currently seeking a full time Seasonal Intern to join our team for the 2019 Harvest (July - December). The Enology intern will work under the Lab Supervisor, and be a valued member of our laboratory team. Must have respect for other members of the team, a good work ethic, and desire to be a part of our Wente family. The ideal candidate will have an up-for-anything attitude and take pride in their work. Must have a strong work ethic, ability to multitask, and an upbeat personality.

The Enology Intern will gain experience in many facets of the winery, including but not limited to:

* Monitor daily fermentations
* Collect and prepare juice and wine samples from tanks and barrels for analysis and tasting
* Perform calibrations on laboratory equipment
* Accurately perform, document, and interpret routine analysis on juice, must, and wine.
* Responsible for chemical preparation, including but not limited to: acids, bases, chemical reagents, buffers, and wine standards.
* Maintain cleanliness of the laboratory
* Additions to wines including yeast and bacteria inoculations

Requirements:

* Must help promote a culture of safety and practice safety in everything they do
* Understand and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices
* High standard of quality with attention to detail
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word
* Must have a flexible schedule. Must be able to work long extended hours (approximately 60 hours/week) and on weekends.
* Ability to work outside, in all types of weather conditions, on uneven surfaces, and must feel comfortable with heights.
* Must be able to lift 50 pounds
* Must have access to transportation to get to our multiple locations in Livermore, CA.
* Serious passion for wine along with the sensory skills necessary for successful winemaking
* Knowledge of practical and technical aspects of winemaking procedure
* A strong attention to detail, positive attitude, willingness to work hard and get dirty, and ability to work well with others is essential
* This is a seasonal full-time position.

About Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is California's oldest family owned and continuously operated winery. Founded in 1883 by C. H. Wente, the winery is now managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery farms nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations, two premier Central Coast winegrowing regions. Family owned and operated for over 120 years, the fourth and fifth generations are committed to producing wines of distinguished character and excellence at an affordable price. The Wente family shares wine country experiences with visitors to the Livermore Valley at their award-winning Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, Greg Norman designed golf course, wine country events center, summer concert series, and two tasting rooms.