R&D Enologist Intern

Position Purpose

Under General Supervision, the Harvest Research & Development (R&D) Enologist Intern is responsible in assisting in all aspects of research wine production focusing on daily winemaking operations. The intern will help support all R&D experiments that will produce higher quality wines, develop wine styles that will meet customer requirements, and create greater operational processing efficiencies.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

  • Assists in all aspects of small-lot wine production, from vineyard harvesting/sampling to bottling
  • Informs R&D Winemaker when winemaking and fermentation issues arise
  • Collects, submits, and analyzes R&D samples for analysis
  • Cleans and maintains research and development equipment
  • Participates in daily R&D fermentation sampling and wine tasting
  • Maintains a clean work environment
  • Understands, follows, and implements safety procedures
  • Properly handles and maintains chemicals
  • Accurately records and documents data, inputs data for Delicato compliance

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Enology or a related science such as chemistry or biochemistry preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills
  • Solid winemaking theory, wine sensory, communication/presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure during harvest with many different people and departments
  •  Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year

Working Conditions

  • Most activities take place in lab, office or winery environment
  • In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F

Work Standards

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

​California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Non-Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $19.00 to $21.00. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.


Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ​

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