Intern - Harvest Enologist

Position Purpose

Under General Supervision, the Harvest Enologist will assist the production and wine-making staff with all harvest-related activities. The Harvest Enologist is the primary person responsible for Laboratory operations during harvest; in addition, will provide technical and logistical support by performing duties such as monitoring fermentations, performing lab analyses, and conducting trials.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

Lab Duties:

  • Conducting wine Analysis; vineyard grape sample processing and analysis
  • Performing ML inoculations and progress tracking
  • Handling data management and distribution
  • Reviewing data and trend analysis
  • Organizing sampling and Setup for tastings, analysis and winemaking trials
  • Monitoring ingredient inventory
  • Preparing special ingredient additions
  • Performing general quality checks

Cellar duties:

  • Managing fermenter Brix and Temp tracking and distribution of information
  • Preparing yeast inoculations
  • Generating and distributing harvest production orders
  • Assisting with managing and monitoring fermentation trials
  • Assisting full time crew with receiving fruit
  • Use of small lot wine processing equipment

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

  • Conducting vineyard site visits to monitor grape development
  • Assists with daily fermenter tastings with winemaking staff

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture, Enology, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or other science related field preferred
  • Previous experience working in wineries for 1 to 2 harvests preferred (cellar or lab)

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
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends
  • Team player and able to work with others
  • Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Chemistry experience in the wine industry is a plus

Working Conditions

  • Most work is performed within the analytical lab in a temperature controlled environment. 
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, gases or dust may occur


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 $20.00 to $22.00. 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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