Harvest Intern

Wente Vineyards

Livermore , California

Wente Vineyards is currently seeking a full time Seasonal Intern to join our team for the 2018 Harvest (August – November). The harvest intern will work under the Enologist, 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 Harvest 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 


• 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 (over 40 hours/wk) and on weekends.
• Ability to work outside, in all types of weather conditions, on uneven surfaces, and 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. Successful candidates must have a flexible schedule and be able to work extended hours 6-7 days per week from mid-July-mid December.
• Recent graduate with a degree in Wine, Enology, Viticulture, or related field or an equivalent level of relevant experience
• Previous winery or harvest experience preferred