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Title Harvest Lab Technician (Waterfowl Winery)
Employer Duckhorn Wine Company
Employment Location Hopland, CA
Company Description Duckhorn Wine Company has helped set the standard for American fine wine for almost four decades. Founded with the launch of Duckhorn Vineyards in 1976, the Duckhorn Portfolio has evolved to include Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Decoy and Canvasback, and features a unique structure that includes six dedicated winemakers. Combining more than 600 acres of acclaimed estate vineyards in California’s Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley and Washington State’s Red Mountain, with grapes from the finest growers, each winery has its own focused winegrowing program from which to make its wines. Duckhorn Wine Company wines are available throughout the United States, on five continents, and in more than 45 countries.
Type Internship
Pay Scale DOE
Employment Start Date August 1st 2017
Employment End Date November 15th 2017
Job Description
SUMMARY: This position is responsible for fermentation monitoring, tank and barrel sampling, and wine analysis. Provides repeatable, accurate sampling and analyses, and actively contributes to a team environment with open communication.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Daily fermentation monitoring and sensory evaluation
•Tank and barrel sampling
•Vineyard sampling
•Grape and wine analysis (Brix, TA, pH, alcohol, sulfur, automated enzymatics, etc.)
•Prepare solutions, maintain chemicals, and calibrate equipment
•Support cellar with additions and inoculations
•Cleaning and preventative maintenance of instruments
•Accurate data entry and tracking using Microsoft Excel
•Prepare trials and blends upon request
•Work with multiple labels including Duckhorn, Decoy, Goldeneye, and Migration.
•Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work overtime (including one weekend day) during peak harvest period

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
•High school diploma required, AA or Bachelor’s degree in enology/vit or science preferred
•Basic lab skills – including pipetting, titration, and ability to follow protocols
•Good written and verbal communication skills
•Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
•Analytical, critical thinking, math skills required
•Ability to multi-task
•Enjoy working in a team
•Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 45 lbs.

Contact Info Please respond with resume & letter of introduction to careers@duckhorn.com
Contact Address 1000 Lodi Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574
Contact E-mail careers@duckhorn.com
Contact Website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpUO1KnRI3A&feature=youtu.be

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