Harvest Grape Sampler

Newton Vineyard

Yountville,  California
Winery/Vineyard

Responsibilities

Assist the Winegrowing Team in collecting representative wine grape samples from Estate & Grower vineyard blocks :
• Per the sampling schedule established by the Viticulturist and/or the Director of Winegrowing, collect an average of 15 wine grape samples daily during the Harvest period from both internal and external grape supply.
• Follow daily sampling schedule and sampling protocol
• Maintain excellent communication with the Viticulturist on sampling needs of the Department.
• Communicate daily to DC Grower Relations field observations.

Prepare sampled wine grapes for Crushpad Lab processing :
• Utilize resources provided by Lab to accurately
• Utilize resources provided by Lab to process wine grape samples for Brix, pH, TA and Malic analysis
• Daily data entry of all results to Winemaking Harvest Maturity Database

Assist the DC Viticulturist with the crop estimation/pest scouting/visual vine-block assessment process as needed.

Qualifications

Education
• High School diploma required
• Advanced degree in Viticulture & Enology preferred

Languages:
• English

Professional experience & know how:
• Good organizational and communication skills.
• Computer skills (Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Access).
• Maturity sampling experience preferred
• Lab analysis experience preferred

Technical & management skills:
• Valid CA drivers license Class C minimum with a clean record.
• Ability to work well within a team environment and ability to be self guided and independent when needed.
• Ability to work in vineyard conditions: flat and steep terrain; uneven ground conditions, wet, cold, and hot conditions, wind, dust, dirt, pesticides, etc.
• Ability to operate an automobile and an ATV (Honda Quad 4x4 all-terrain vehicle)

Personal & interpersonal skills:
• Dealing with ambiguity
• Ability to work well within a team environment and ability to be self-guided and independent when needed.
• Ability to work harmoniously with co-workers and perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the company’s value of exhibiting the highest quality standards in all endeavors.



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