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Title Assistant/Intern Winemaker
Employer Blue Valley Vineyards and Winery
Employment Location Delaplane, Virginia
Company Description Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery in Delaplane, Virginia, a 6,000 case facility completed in 2014, is seeking an advanced Intern/Assistant Winemaker to work in all aspects of production starting May 1 and working through our 2017 harvest.
Type Seasonal F/T
Pay Scale DOE
Employment Start Date May, 2017
Employment End Date Dec, 2017 or beyond depending on availability
Job Description Position responsibilities:
Overseeing cellar production under the supervision of our Director of Winemaking, John Irving Levenberg (formerly of Paul Hobbs Winery).

Responsibilities Include:
• Plans harvest schedule with Director of Winemaking
• Selects cooperages and blends wines
• Performs sanitation of all equipment and facility
• Performs basic cellar QC, including but not limited to:
o Filtration
o Basic lab analysis
o Forklift operation
o Operation of all crush/harvest equipment
o Inventory and record keeping on an as-needed basis
• Assists Director of Winemaking with in-house tastings and blending trials
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Writes and processes orders for all production-related tasks
• Conducts educational tours and tastings as needed
• Contributes to the continuous improvement of the winemaking processes and procedures
• Ability to place orders with vendors for harvest season supplies
Contact Info Please send CV and three references to Lacy at BlueValleyVineyardsAssistant@gmail.com
Contact Address 9402 Justice Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144
Contact Phone
Contact E-mail bluevalleyvineyardsassistant@gmail.com
Contact Website http://bluevalleyvineyardandwinery.com/
Other Information Qualifications:
• Degree in Enology or related science field
• Minimum of two years of cellar experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Good organoleptic senses and a strong desire to learn
• “All hands on deck” attitude
• Exceptional palate
• Proficiency in basic computer software (e.g. Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, etc.)
• Ability to write tasting notes

This is an opportunity to work with one of the country’s most respected winemaking consultants at a brand new facility. The potential is limitless for the right person. If hired, you will become one of the family!

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