Enology Lab Intern
Livermore, CA, USA
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 Californiarsquo;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 ndash; 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:
bull; Monitor daily fermentations
bull; Collect and prepare juice and wine samples from tanks and barrels for analysis and tasting
bull; Perform calibrations on laboratory equipment
bull; Accurately perform, document, and interpret routine analysis on juice, must, and wine.
bull; Responsible for chemical preparation, including but not limited to: acids, bases, chemical reagents, buffers, and wine standards.
bull; Maintain cleanliness of the laboratory
bull; Additions to wines including yeast and bacteria inoculations
bull; Must help promote a culture of safety and practice safety in everything they do
bull; Understand and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices
bull; High standard of quality with attention to detail
bull; Excellent written and oral communication skills
bull; Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word
bull; Must have a flexible schedule. Must be able to work long extended hours (approximately 60 hours/week) and on weekends.
bull; Ability to work outside, in all types of weather conditions, on uneven surfaces, and must feel comfortable with heights.
bull; Must be able to lift 50 pounds
bull; Must have access to transportation to get to our multiple locations in Livermore, CA.
bull; Serious passion for wine along with the sensory skills necessary for successful winemaking
bull; Knowledge of practical and technical aspects of winemaking procedure
bull; A strong attention to detail, positive attitude, willingness to work hard and get dirty, and ability to work well with others is essential
bull; This is a seasonal full-time position. Successful candidates must have a flexible schedule and be able to work extended hours 6-7 days per week from mid-July to mid-December.
bull; A degree in Wine, Enology, Viticulture, or related field or an equivalent level of relevant experience preferred
bull; Previous winery or harvest experience preferred
laboratory skills, fermentation, microsoft excel, microsoft word, analysis, sales, testing, manufacturing, organization, microsoft access, laboratory equipment, yeast, pcr, matlab, microscopy