Viticulture Intern (Calera Winery) (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Duckhorn Wine Company

  Hollister, California

SUMMARY: As an intern, you will provide necessary technical information and support in regards to vineyard related tasks for DWC Estate Mt Harlan Vineyards and Grower Vineyards in Central Coast, California. This is a great position for anyone willing to experience growing premium wine grapes on a challenging site in the Central Coast region of California.

  • The internship will be focused around 3 main projects:
  • Update the vine counts and vineyard mapping done in the previous years, as part of monitoring the evolution of the vineyards. A specific attention will be given to the impact of decay and of the change in cultural practices
  • Monitoring water stress in a vineyard with very limited water allocations, in a region subject to recurring drought. This will include:
  • measurements related to ETo (pressure chamber)
  • reports on irrigation tools (TULE)
  • updating a water report
  • Experimenting bio-dynamic farming
The intern will also take part in:
  • Day to day vineyard tasks
  • Crop estimation: cluster counts and weights
  • Harvest sampling
  • Harvest duties including support to vineyard crew in sorting and delivery of fruit.  May require the operation of large trucks and vineyard equipment.
  • Grower support as needed
  • Assisting on other R&D projects implemented
  • Viticulture or Enology coursework
  • Excellent computer skills to include Excel, Word, Access
  • Bi-lingual a plus (Spanish)
  • Ability to operate an ATV
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently for extended periods of time and remain on task
  • Must be able to work outside for extended lengths of time during periods of extreme weather. 
  • Valid International/California Driver's License and clean DMV record required.

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