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Results Partners LLC Summer Vineyard Internship

RP South is looking for a summer intern to assist with crop estimating, scouting, viticulture practices, irrigation, and production work. Our offices are based in Medford and we manage vineyards throughout the Rogue Valley.  This is a great position for individuals who enjoy working outdoors and are excited to learn more about wine grape growing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect yield data: number of shoots, number of clusters and cluster weights
  • Monitor and record phenologic stages/dates
  • Collect petiole and leaf blades for nutritional analysis at veraison
  • Monitor for pests and diseases
  • Take pressure bomb readings in irrigated vineyards as well as basic irrigation maintenance and repair
  • Collect data for and participate in viticultural trials as necessary
  • Assist with vineyard production work as needed

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as a dynamic and contributing team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills; can communicate effectively in English, Spanish speaking skills a plus
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skill; ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Must be computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have a good driving record, dependable transportation
  • Must work long hours as required
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

To apply: Contact Jason Coates, 541-727-8853, jason@resultspartners.com

Posted 2/16/2017


2017 Harvest Intern

Trefethen Family Vineyards is looking for enthusiastic and passionate applicants for our winery intern positions. The internship program at Trefethen runs from July until December, and includes exposure to all facets of wine production. The interns play a vital role in assessing vineyard block maturity, preparing the winery for harvest, receiving/processing fruit, monitoring fermentations, performing lab analysis, and gathering data to enhance the production of premium wines.

We are a family owned estate winery in the Oak Knoll District with 450 planted acres. Our location allows us to successfully grow a range of cultivars including riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, and petit verdot. In addition to our main ranch on the valley floor, we have a hillside property nearby devoted exclusively to Bordeaux varietals. We believe the best way to produce wines of the highest quality is to be in control of each step of the process from growing the grapes to bottling the finished wines. Our vineyard and winemaking teams work hand in hand to craft classic Napa wines that are a reflection of the Oak Knoll District.

The internship involves extensive experience in both the laboratory and the cellar, as well as time in the vineyard. When working in the lab, the interns work closely with the winemaking team and are involved in all tastings. The internship includes significant independent work and is geared at preparing individuals for future careers in the industry. The responsibilities of the interns include:

  • vineyard sampling
  • crushing/pressing
  • forklift operation (unloading trucks, loading the press)
  • pumpovers/punchdowns
  • fermentation monitoring
  • general cellar duties (racking, filling, barrel work, sanitation, etc)
  • bottling
  • laboratory analysis of grape samples, musts and wines
  • QA/QC operations
  • setting up and participating in tasting and trials

Qualifications
Basic winemaking knowledge, completion of a wine chemistry course, valid CA Driver’s License, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., and ability to work long hours with a positive attitude are required. Previous harvest experience is desirable, but not required. Ideally, the intern will start work in July and continue through December, but these dates are flexible.

To apply: Contact Dan Blakely, Assistant Winemaker, 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558  dan@trefethen.com 

Posted 2/14/2017


Woodhall Vineyard Student Intern Position

Location: 25944 Green Peak Rd., Monroe, Oregon 97456

Job Description:
OSU Woodhall vineyard is currently looking for a motivated individual with the desire to work and learn the skills needed to manage a research/commercial vineyard. 

Requirements:

  • Have a strong interest in vineyard management
  • Enrolled at OSU, taking at least 6 credits per term during the 2017/2018 school year
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Be able to work 40 hours a week during summer and 15-20 hours a week during the school year
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Be a self-starter with good attention to detail

 
Skills Acquired:

  • Pruning
  • Tip and tying
  • Catch wire management
  • Tractor safety and operation
  • Equipment repair and maintenance
  • Canopy management
  • Crop estimates and harvest
  • Irrigation
  • Trellis repair
  • Harvest processing at the OSU winery

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to joshua.price@oregonstate.edu

Posted 2/7/2017


Viticulture Internship

Company: Stoller Family Estate Vineyard
Location: Dayton, OR
Time frame: May/June through harvest 2017 (start date negotiable with course/term schedule)

Duties: The intern will have the opportunity to work with established vineyard blocks and newly planted blocks within the vineyard. Specific duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitoring vineyard for pests, disease, and phenology updates
  • Tissue and berry sampling
  • Help with miscellaneous projects
  • Work with the Asst. Vineyard Manager on the vineyard spray program
  • Data collection and crop estimation
  • Harvest prep
  • Along with our vineyard, we have approximately 1.5 acres of garden and several acres of oak savannah. If desired, the student may also be involved with agro-ecological restoration work and may utilize their green thumb within the garden.

Eligibility:

  • Currently a student or new graduate seeking internship experience
  • Possess a strong work ethic and a sense of humor
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to work well both independently and with others
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Be willing to work outdoors for extended hours in all climatic elements
  • Basic knowledge and use of MS Excel
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Workload will vary from week to week but will typically be full-time
  • Some vineyard experience is desired but not a requirement

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to erica@stollerfamilyestate.com 

Posted:  2/1/2017


Viticulture Internship

Company: Results Partners, LLC
Location: McMinnville, OR
Timeframe: June through harvest 2017 (dates are flexible with students)

Description: Results Partners, LLC is looking for a team of summer interns to assist with crop estimating, scouting, viticulture practices, and production work. Our offices are based in McMinnville and we manage vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley. This is a great position for individuals who enjoy working outdoors and are excited to learn more about wine grape growing.

Duties:

  • Collect yield data: number of shoots, number of clusters and cluster weights
  • Monitor and record vineyard phenologic stages and dates
  • Collect petiole and leaf blades for nutritional analysis at véraison
  • Monitor for pests and diseases
  • Take water stress measurements in irrigated vineyards
  • Collect data for and participate in viticultural trials as necessary
  • Assist with vineyard production work as needed

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as a dynamic and contributing team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills; can communicate effectively in English
  • Spanish speaking skills a plus
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skill; ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Must be computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and dependable transportation
  • Must work long hours as required
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

 To apply: Contact Jessie Delarbre at 971-312-2222, Jessie@resultspartners.com, with a cover letter and resume.

 Posted:  2/1/2017 


Viticulture Internship 2017

Location:  Monroe, OR

Duties: Assist with all aspects of operation of a 12-acre vineyard including pruning, trellis repair and construction, shoot thinning, shoot positioning, crop estimates and crop thinning, pest control, new planting layout and planting, and ground prep for 2018 plantings. Equipment operation would be based on experience. The job can start at any time but does not need to be full time. We often work weekends.

Eligibility: Interest in all aspects of viticulture, an open mind, a strong work ethic. Equipment experience would be nice but is not necessary. Personal transportation is a plus, but carpooling can be arranged when possible.    

To apply:  Send a resume and a cover letter that provides a casual description of your interests, education and career goals to Steve Price at Price.s@comcast.net. Interviews will be held in Corvallis. Steve can be reached at 541-908-4279.

Posted:  1/23/2017 


Viticulture Internship

Company:  Adelsheim Vineyard
Location: Newberg, OR
Time frame:  June through harvest 2017

Adelsheim Vineyard seeks to hire 1 to 2 vineyard interns for the 2017 growing season. One of the interns will begin working with the vineyard operations in June and continue through harvest. The other may start working with vineyard operations in June and continue up to the start of harvest then transition into cellar work for the remainder of the harvest season.

To apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to KWagner@adelsheimvineyard.com 

Posted:  1/18/2017


Grapeman Farms  

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Grapeman Farms is a large scale, vertically integrated, grower -packer – shipper of premium table grapes. We farm in Delano, Bakersfield and Maricopa California and soon starting growing operations in Peru. With over 4000 Acres planted in California and 17 varietals we are in the process of developing the next generation of growers that will secure our future for the next 20 years. 

Position: Assistant / Apprentice Viticulturist. This position will work under one of our seasoned table grape growers to learn the pragmatic application of viticulture…in other words they will actually learn how to grow grapes, and do so in a large commercial farming environment.

Compensation: This is a year-round, full time salaried position offering full benefits, paid vacation, paid relocation and company vehicle. Bonus compensation commensurate with performance. Starting salary is based on level of experience.

No commercial experience: $40,000 to $60,000
3 – 5 Years Experience: $75,000 to $90,000
5 – 10 Years Experience: $120,000 - $170,000
10 – 20 Years Experience: $200,000 - $300,000

Requirements: #1 Requirement is a passion for production agriculture, this is a farming job.

  • Bachelors degree in horticulture, viticulture or related agriculture science degree
  • Pest Control Advisor License (can be obtained once hired)
  • Bilingual Spanish or working knowledge is helpful
  • Supervisory and Leadership potential – we have over 3500 folks working in the field
  • Self Motivated with the ability to prioritize for results within a fast paced working environment
  • Ambitious willingness to learn the art of grape growing

Currently there is a significant talent gap in California for experienced table grape growers, currently making it one of the most lucrative careers in all of agriculture today. This is an opportunity to learn from experts the art of table grape growing and develop into a Vineyard Operation Manager.

To apply or obtain more information:

please contact Matthew DeCarlo (CEO) by cell 661-446-4053 or through Jessica Ordaz 661-667-3319, jordaz@grapeman.com

Posted: 1/18/2017


2017 Viticulture Technician Internship

Location: Grandview, WA

The Viticulture Technician is an important contributing member of the Viticulture team. The position is with a large vineyard operation in Grandview Washington. We are seeking individuals who are enrolled in, or recently completed a Viticulture degree program and are looking for opportunities to gain more experience in the industry. The Viticulture Tech will be working closely with the Viticulturist and Assistant viticulturist throughout the growing season.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in miscellaneous special projects
  • Using handheld technology to collect observations and field data
  • Monitoring vineyards in many AVA’s for pest, disease, and other cultural practices
  • Collect and enter data for crop estimates (vine harvesting, cluster counting and weighing)

Requirements:

  • Investigative skill set
  • ATV operation experience
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Be able to lift and move at least 40 pounds
  • Working extended hours outdoors in the elements
  • The ability to read, understand, and write in English
  • Communicates well (via in person, text, email, phone)
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently
  • Formal education in viticulture or 2 years’ experience in the vineyard
  • Ability to use a computer with working knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Workload may change week to week, but it will typically be full-time (40 hrs.)

We have 2 Viticulture internship positions available from May through October. International applications welcome. Please apply by emailing your cover letter, resume and contact information to our Viticulturist at Northwest.Viticulture@gmail.com 

Posted: 1/18/2017


Spain 2017: Global Wine and Agritourism Program

Spend part of your summer in Spain experiencing winemaking and Spanish culture. The program starts June 23 and ends July 30, 2017. Open to college students from North America with a 2.3 or higher GPA (acceptance below 2.3 is on a case-by-case basis) and those who speak or are learning Spanish.  See the details and more requirements in the flyer. 
 
 
The application, essays, resume, and $150.00 deposit check must be received by February 20, 2017.
 
If you have any questions about the program, contact Dr. Annette Levi, alevi@csufresno.edu or 559.278-3004. http://www.fresnostate.edu/jcast/agbs/travel/spain2017.html 
 
Posted: 12/13/2016