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Vineyard/Lab Intern

Company: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Location: Napa
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars/Ste Michelle Wine Estates are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world. As a result, our wines are a force for gatherings and conversations to serve the well-being of our consumers, our communities and our land. This approach has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers outstanding and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

Stags Leap Wine Cellars is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for a Vineyard/Lab Intern to join our team in Napa Valley, CA.

In this internship, you will:

The intern will be responsible for berry and cluster sampling at estate and grower vineyards throughout Napa Valley. In addition, the intern will also be responsible for performing all harvest lab analysis.

This position will strive to match your education, experiences, and professional goals with applicable company programs. Responsibilities may include work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Gather, process, and record grape maturity samples
  • Assist with crop estimates and measurement of vine moisture status, pest and disease monitoring.
  • Must be proficient in ability to build and maintain Excel spreadsheets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager
  • Basic wet chemistry and enzymatic analysis for juice must and wine.
  • Accurate lab record keeping.
  • Tank/barrel sampling and nutrient additions.
  • Brix and temperatures for our fermentations.
  • Bottling QC (if need it).
  • Tissue and Soil sampling.
  • Interacts with Custom Crush Partners at offsite crush facility.
  • Perform basic barrel/cellar work as needed to support production
  • Work long hours as required at harvest which may include night shift and weekend work.Working Environment:
  • Performs all job functions in strict adherence to company Health and Safety protocols, and in accordance with quality control standards and standard equipment operating procedures.
  • Ability and desire to work outdoors during inclement weather conditions on a regular basis.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform in an environmental with regular exposure to various indoor and outdoor weather conditions.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • College degree in related field or coursework working towards degree
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry is required.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Reliable transportation, current insurance, and a clean DMV record.
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and fluent in English.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work and learn within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Passion and interest for the wine industry desired.
  • In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary.
  • History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies.

We believe in developing the leadership skills of our employees by providing opportunities for training, development and advancement.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates/Stags Leap Wine Cellars is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 509 875 4209.

Keywords: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Napa , Vineyard/Lab Intern, Other , Napa, California

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