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Title Harvest Enologist Internship
Employer Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards
Employment Location Santa Ynez, CA - Santa Barbara County
Company Description We are a small-ish winery in Santa Barbara County producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, all five Bordelaise red varieties, and Sauvignon blanc. These wines are produced from estate grown fruit in 3 different AVAs within Santa Barbara County. We think wine should taste great. We think food should taste great. We think we should learn something every harvest, and work to create a team environment that cultivates safety, quality, education, and deliciousness. Every vintage this is our ultimate priority and our greatest motivation. We hope to build a harvest team that is efficient and energetic with a good sense of humor. We take making wine very seriously, and ourselves not so seriously.
Type Seasonal F/T
Pay Scale DOE
Employment Start Date Aug
Employment End Date Oct
Job Description We are seeking a harvest enologist intern for the 2017 vintage. Job duties will include: laboratory operations during harvest including but not limited to monitoring fermentations, performing all lab analyses, making additions, monitoring trials, and organizing and entering data in timely fashion. Furthermore some general cellar work is likely and person should be prepared to participate and understand sanitation, grape processing, vineyard sampling, espresso machine processing and more. The duration of the position will be approximately from August 8st through Oct. 15, depending on the timing of the harvest. Starting and ending dates are flexible and subject to change. Wage based on experience. We like and drink good wine, and try to eat good food
Contact Info Send cover letter and CV to Tyler Thomas
Contact Address 2121 Alisos Road \r\nSanta Ynez, CA 93460
Contact Phone 8056971454
Contact E-mail tyler@dierbergvineyard.com
Other Information - Familiarity with standard labatory analysis such as Brix, glu/fru, pH, titrable acidity, volatile acidity, yeast assimilable nitrogen, etc.
- Good organization skills and ability to work independently.
- General knowledge of winemaking practices.
- Team oriented person adaptable to small winery conditions.
- Critical thinking skills.
- Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs on a routine basis.
- Able to perform physical labor involved in cellar work.
- Willingness to work long, variable hours, at times 7 days a week.
- Interesting music taste and respect for good coffee a plus.
- Devotion to quality greatly appreciated

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