Results Partners is looking for a professional and motivated
Vineyard Operations Assistant to play a key role in our company.
We are a forward-thinking, quality-driven, fast-paced, and
growth-oriented company. Our main office is located in
McMinnville, Oregon and we manage vineyards throughout the
Willamette Valley, Rogue Valley, and Columbia Valley. This
position will report to the Vineyard Manager and will perform all
aspects of day-to-day farming activities.
The successful candidate will be extremely involved with both
equipment and labor. They will be the kind of person who pays
attention to the details, is highly organized, enjoys
cleanliness, loves agriculture, understands the growing season
and its demands, understands business, and ultimately someone
that will get out of the truck and do whatever it takes to see
its employees and vineyards succeed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with Operations Managers in the training and development
of labor supervisors and tractor operators
• Ensure crew safety and compliance with all laws and company
• Move equipment from site to site and ensure proper setup and
• Perform routine equipment service as needed and communicate
with the Service Manager.
• Distribute and implement fungicide programs with the use of
spray work orders and delivery of materials in a timely and
• Maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date spray records.
• Assist with the maintenance, repair, and calibration of all
equipment used in the field.
• Work with the operations team to schedule and supervise all
vineyard floor operations, including mowing, cultivation and
• Oversee use of equipment, including all tractors, implements,
trucks, ATVs, etc.
• Maintain vineyard cleanliness, including the shop and grounds
surrounding the vineyard.
• Complete daily timecard entries for some members of the team
using the AgCode software program.
• General disease and pest monitoring
• Assist in phenology recording, tissue sampling, disease
sampling/scouting and crop estimating as needed.
• Must have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, exceptional
communication skills and be willing to be a team player.
• Prior working experience with general equipment used within
vineyards (tractors, cultivation tools, fungicide and herbicide
applicators, etc.) is preferred.
• Prior working experience with vineyard crews and a general
understanding of work task timeframes during the season and the
intricacies of labor needs is a plus.
• Ability to speak and write in both English and Spanish.
• Will be required to work long hours, starting in the early
• Ability to acquire a Commercial Applicator License.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially
Candidates must submit their cv/resume to
King Estate Winery seeks a Viticulture Technician to join the
agricultural team. The Viticulture Technician will be responsible
for obtaining and recording pruning weights. This individual will
also collect and perform soil and tissue tests, cluster counts,
cluster weights, and fruit samples. He or She will make
observations and take measurements of vine and fruit growth
development. The Viticulture Technician will conduct and record
field experiments. This individual will report general conditions
of the vineyard blocks to the Vineyard Manager. The other
responsibilities may include driving tractors and trucks,
entering general data, ordering supplies, and helping crews when
needed during harvest pruning and the rest of the growing season.
Essential Job Functions:
• Obtaining and recording pruning weights
• Collecting and performing soil and tissue tests, cluster
counts, cluster weights and fruit samples
• Conduct and record field experiments
• Various Vineyard work during times of need
• Degree in viticulture, plant science or related field
• Previous vineyard work experience
• Ability to work outdoors in both cool and hot temperatures
• Agility, walking on uneven ground, bending and crouching to
collect samples or hooking up equipment
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to follow directions, prioritize, and manage time
• Availability to work overtime and weekends if necessary
• Covid Vaccine Required
Candidates mush submit their cv/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14472
Primary teaching responsibilities include day & evening classes
in the Viticulture and Wine Technology program. Introduction to
Wines and Vines (VIT 100), Introduction to Enology Lab Techniques
(VIT 115), Enology I and II (VIT 210 and 215), Summer Vineyard
Technology Practicum (VIT 110), Vineyard Management (VIT 200),
Fall Wine Technology Practicum (VIT 205).
The Environmental Conservation and Horticulture Department is a
team of invested instructors who are passionate about empowering
students with the tools needed for success in a conservation
MS degree required in Enology and or related field
(e.g. Viticulture, Wine making)
Teaching/ professional experience highly desired. Demonstrated
ability to create a positive learning atmosphere required.
College-level teaching experience & experience working
collaboratively to develop engaging course curriculum
preferred. Professional experience in the wine industry
will be considered for this technical field.
This paid seasonal position begins in early June and continues
through mid-October. We value someone who shares our values of
working hard, working smart and enjoying what they do. You will
work with two seasoned Viticulturists who are passionate about
their craft, and willing to share knowledge. They’ll provide
tasks and projects that will strengthen your understanding of
viticulture practices. You will have the opportunity to learn
more about farming quality wine grapes across Oregon while
contributing to the 2021 vintage with REX HILL and A to Z
Responsibilities of this position include vineyard reporting,
sampling plant tissue and soil, tracking phenology and weather,
scouting for pests and disease, collecting data, and preparing
yield estimations. You’ll have the opportunity to implement and
collect data for vineyard experiments, and will assist the teams
with harvest sampling, lab processing, and daily vineyard tasks
This seasonal role is ideal for someone who desires a career in a
viticulture-related profession. We value prior knowledge of
viticulture, and an understanding of sustainable vineyard farming
practices. Above all, you must bring to this position a deep
interest in the field of viticulture, and the willingness and
ability to learn quickly.
You’ll need to commit to a flexible schedule, which will almost
certainly include long hours, overtime and weekend work. You’ll
need the ability to stand and move for at least 10 hours, to work
outdoors in varying terrain and weather, and to lift and carry up
to 50 pounds. This position requires computer proficiency in MS
Office, Google Earth and database applications. You’ll need a
current, valid driver’s license and insurance, reliable
transportation, and the ability to travel to and from vineyards
in a variety of locations.
Fluency in Spanish is a plus. We value curious, hard workers and
effective communicators, who thrive in a team environment and are
eager to pitch in wherever needed.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and visa restrictions, we are unable
to consider those who do not currently have work authorization in
A to Z values collaboration, cooperation and can-do attitudes. A
to Z Wineworks is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants
will be considered for employment without attention to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, veteran or disability status.
Phillips Hill Winery is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic
individual to join us as a Tasting Room Sales and Hospitality
Intern. Our winery is located in the premier wine destination of
Anderson Valley, known for its world-renowned Pinot Noir,
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and other cool-climate varietals.
This position’s primary role is to provide our guests with an
outstanding and unique wine tasting experience.
Whoever fills this position must be willing to put on “multiple
hats”, and be comfortable moving between a variety of different
tasks that help the tasting room run smoothly and successfully.
We expect you to have enthusiasm for the wine we make, and be
willing to learn and passionately teach guests about the beauty
and uniqueness of Anderson Valley.
Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assistance coordinating wine club events and dinners
General wine sales
Signing up new wine club members
Shipping and packaging of wine orders
General tasting room maintenance and support
Qualifications & Requirements:
A strong interest and passion for wine and the winemaking
Minimum high school diploma
Over 21 years of age
Ability to lift 40 pounds minimum
Comfortable learning how to use POS software
Excellent speaking and verbal communication skills
Willingness to work as a team, and take direction from others
Customer service experience, or ability to convey strong
Knowledge about wine, the wine industry, and previous experience
in hospitality is preferred, but not required.
Pay rate: Hourly rate will be DOE, and intern will also receive
commission, bonuses, and tips
Hours per week: 24-30 hours a week; must be available to work
Start date: May 2021 (start and end dates are flexible)
End date December 2021
Duration: 6 months
A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the
Department of Viticulture and Enology at University of California
Davis working at the Oakville Experiment Station. The
post-doctoral scholar will be expected to analyze data streams
from field grown, as well as potted grapevine trials where a
series of treatments will be applied. The trials may include
exogenous plant regulator dosing and application, applied water
amounts, canopy management, rootstock/scion interactions,
selective filtering of solar radiation spectra as well as
girdling and nitrogenous fertilizer applications to mimic vius
The responsibility of the candidate is to oversee and/or
participate in all aspects of the research project: designing
sampling protocols, overseeing field sample and field data
collection with infrared gas analyzer, conducting carbohydrate
and low molecular weight flavonoid analysis using reverse-phased
high performance liquid chromatography, preparing tissue for RNA
and DNA extraction, constructing libraries for appropriate RNA
sequencing and rt-PCR analysis and other laboratory analyses,
communicating with growers, writing reports, and preparing
manuscripts for refereed journal publication. Supervision and
interaction with graduate and undergraduate students working
within the project is also expected.
As a core member of the Viticulture team, you will be responsible
for developing and executing a farming plan focused on vine and
soil health, fruit quality and sustainable practices. You will
partner in developing specific goals, policy, procedures, and
quality objectives for the wine-growing process. You will ensure
that grapes meet quality and supply objectives by performing
daily activities in pest monitoring, yield estimation, plant
nutrition, maturity sampling and practical vineyard improvement
trials. You will provide technical support to vineyard managers
and senior leaders through data collection and reporting,
coordination of treatment applications, vineyard development
planning and sensory evaluation of wine.
As a core member of the Viticulture team, you will be
responsible for developing and executing a farming plan focused
on vine and soil health, fruit quality and sustainable practices.
You will partner in developing specific goals, policy,
procedures, and quality objectives for the wine-growing
process. You will ensure that grapes meet quality and
supply objectives by performing daily activities in pest
monitoring, yield estimation, plant nutrition, maturity sampling
and practical vineyard improvement trials. You will
provide technical support to vineyard managers and senior
leaders through data collection and reporting, coordination of
treatment applications, vineyard development planning and sensory
evaluation of wine. At WFE, employee performance is measured
through the results delivered, as well as your behavior. Your
consistent demonstration of our WFE RISE Values (Respect,
Integrity, Sustainability & Excellence) are an expectation of all
members of our team. The winegrowing operation is also driving a
quality renaissance through our focus on key priorities,
measuring what matters, and the integration of Lean/Shingo
principles. As a member of our team, it is an expectation that
you will improve the work, which supports the innovation and
development of the whole.
Scouting, data collection and accurate record keeping including
but not limited to: Vineyard pest
Phenology Nutrient: tissue and soil
Systems management including but not limited to: AgCode
Expected to make improvements, schedule, and track progress
for: Block farming plan, budget, task tracking and PY
Cultural vineyard practices
Pest and nutrient management
Vineyard treatment and pesticides applications
Innovation and experiments ie. new products, equipment,
Act as a service provider to support the voice of the
Winemaking & cellar (internal)
Assist in Essential harvest planning functions:
Customer fruit deliveries
Berry chemistry processing/reporting
Must be able to hike uneven terrain in vineyards.
Must be prepared work in all weather conditions year-round.
Must be able to stand, bend and twist frequently and lift and
carry up to 50 lbs.
Committed to work long hours and many weekends during harvest and
other times of heavy workloads.
B.S. in Viticulture, plant science, or related Ag studies.
3-5 years vineyard experience.
Valid CA Driver’s License
Operate under deadlines and sometimes a high degree of pressure.
Work in a multi-task interrupt driven environment.
Interact with all levels of staff using effective interpersonal
Computer skills needed, familiarity using Microsoft Teams, Excel,
Outlook, and SharePoint. AgCode experience is a plus.
Introductory level education in Lean and Shingo practices.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
Forklift operating experience is a plus.
QAL or PCA License is a plus.
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Sustainability Values statement:
Supports environmental sustainability by controlling use of
pesticides. Everything done in the vineyard is all in
relation to the environment. Purchase the safest and most
environmental-friendly products. Find extra uses for waste,
such as recycling used water by filtering for watering.
Impact economical sustainability by reducing the amount and
frequency of pesticides used. Ensure protection of the
natural habitat of the animals, by building bird boxes, etc.
This position description does not promise or imply that the
functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the
position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are
always expected to follow their supervisors’ instructions and to
perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.
To apply for the role – please connect with Niki Wente and submit
your resume/application to the following:
Results Partners is a vineyard management company looking for
technicians to assist with wine grape crop estimating, sampling,
and general data collection during the summer growing season. Our
offices are based in McMinnville and we manage vineyards
throughout the Willamette Valley. This is a great opportunity for
individuals who enjoy working outdoors and want to learn about
vineyard management and wine grape growing
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collect yield data: number of shoots, number of clusters and
• Monitor and record grapevine phenology stages and dates
• Collect leaf blades for nutritional analysis at veraison
• Determine replanting needs in young vineyards
• Assist in general vineyard operations as needed
• Experience working outdoors
• Ability to work independently
• Must be able to work long days outside in variable weather
• Excellent communication skills; can communicate effectively in
English, Spanish speaking skills a plus
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Must be computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Word
• Must have a good driving record, dependable transportation
• Must work long hours as required
• Ability to lift 40 pounds
Colorado State University
Western Colorado Campus
3170 B 1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting
• Planning, implementing and evaluating educational programming
in viticulture production.
• Support for wine-grape growers that addresses industry needs
• Comprehensive information on current technology, viticulture
expertise as well as relevant and essential information and
educational materials to both established and experienced
commercial Colorado wine-grape growers and new commercial
wine-grape growers and those potentially interested in growing
wine-grapes on a commercial scale.
• Viticulture information and training for county extension
agents and Master Gardeners throughout Colorado as well as
serving as an information clearinghouse and resource for
• Conducts seminars and workshops in the various established
wine-grape growing regions of the state as suggested in the SCBG
application and budget.
• Conducts individual site visits and consultation to established
commercial wine-grape growers and to new or potential commercial
growers when required and only as time permits.
• Delivers educational programming at multiple levels in a
variety of venues and locations using a diverse array of
• Develops and delivers workshops, seminars and training
materials that present current viticulture information on topics
pertinent to the Colorado wine-grape industry statewide.
• Plans, conducts and speaks at educational meetings, such as
CAVE workshops and VinCo, the statewide wine industry conference
held each January in Grand Junction.
• Develops bulletins, fact sheets and web resources to be posted
on CSU, CAVE and CWIDB pertinent to the needs and priorities of
commercial Colorado wine-grape growers.
Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships (30%)
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action
policies including reaching out to underserved and
• Collaborate, coordinate and communicate across agency and
department lines to foster the most efficient educational
programs possible for commercial viticulture in Colorado.
• Responsible for reporting on program updates and status to CAVE
Board of Directors and CWIDB according to the requirements of the
SCBG application and as agreed upon by the program partners.
• Provides confidential advice to requests for technical
assistance from viticulturists.
• Participate in extension activities as required, delivering
content on topical viticultural themes.
• Contributes to the formulation and dissemination of viticulture
information through various communication platforms, including
refereed scientific platforms.
• Prepares and updates information used on websites and journal
• Accepts that all Intellectual Property, Patents and discovery
arising during the course of employment remains the property of
the respective organization, and any contractual agreement made
with the funding party.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the
Contact: CJ Mucklow, Regional Director, Western Region
The winery is located in East Amwell Township, in the southeast
corner of Hunterdon County. Residents of the area enjoy a
fantastic quality of life with ample downtown, suburban, or rural
housing opportunities. The winery is approximately an hour’s
drive from Philadelphia and New York City. The area boasts
terrific public school districts, outdoor recreation, fine
dining, and much more.
Unionville Vineyards grows 42 acres of vinifera and hybrid wine
grapes across 5 different sites in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties,
with a focus on Burgundy and Rhone varieties. We farm for
quality, with the expressed goal of making the finest wines on
the east coast. Unionville has produced the only red wine from
New Jersey to score 90 points or better in Robert Parker’s Wine
Advocate. Our wines have been served at some of the best
restaurants in New Jersey, and the James Beard House in
Manhattan. Unionville has been written about in FOOD&WINE,
Wine Enthusiast, Harper’s Bazaar, & the Wall Street Journal. We
employ sustainable production practices whenever possible, and
look at viticulture and winemaking as an annually evolving
process. The overarching dream of attaining better quality each
year is hand in glove with developing economically and
environmentally sustainable practices. Unionville is a
solar-powered winery situation on 89 acres of preserved farmland.
We believe growing wines in the Amwell Valley and Sourland
Mountains affords unique opportunity to showcase wines of place,
finesse, and balance.
The Winemaker holds the integral, comprehensive role in
Unionville’s quality wine production, supervising each step of
the production process from vine to bottle. The Winemaker
executes and manages all aspects of winemaking, from harvest
crush, to fermentation and maceration, barrel maintenance,
blending, and bottling. The Winemaker is both a supervisor and a
hands-on teammate within the production operation. The Winemaker
works directly with the Vineyard Manager to grow to
company-determined yield, ripeness, and quality thresholds for
The Winemaker has the following direct responsibilities:
1. Reports directly to the GM
2. Organizes the weekly, monthly, and annual production schedule,
produces a published plan for each
3. Interfaces with the Vineyard Manager to inform viticultural
practices and harvest decisions based on fruit ripeness
parameters. Works with the Vineyard Manager on variety and clonal
selection, as well as viticultural practices for wine
4. Manages the staffing, hiring, training and applies the
appropriate amount of labor to achieve the short, medium, and
long-term goals of the winery. The Winemaker oversees production
staff payroll recording and clock in/clock out procedures
5. Maintains and organizes a winery that is sanitary and
compliant with all regulatory agencies including OSHA, USDA, DEP,
FDA, county, and others.
6. Performs quality control on all aspects of winery work
including sanitation and maintenance of related tools and
7. Identifies and presents opportunities to improve grape quality
and yield, vineyard efficiency, wine quality, winery efficiency
cost-savings opportunities, and sustainability initiatives
8. Manages production and interfaces directly with 3-4 private
wine clients each season
9. Interfaces with outside growers and handles logistics related
to picking decisions and grape deliveries
The Winemaker has these secondary responsibilities:
1. Participates in winery club events, wine dinners, public
events, and interfaces with patrons and consumers sporadically
throughout the year
2. Represents the winery in PR opportunities, such as panel
discussions, interviews, blog posts, and club communications
3. Occasionally supervises the tasting room
4. Works with the General Manager to complete beverage tax
5. Works with the Tasting Room Manager and Sales Rep to train
staff on salesmanship and wine knowledge
6. Is central to developing and maintaining a company culture of
happiness, camaraderie, and excellence
1. Has a working knowledge and relevant winemaking experience
with several of these varieties
b. Pinot Noir
f. Cabernet Franc
2. Is excited to make wines consistent with Unionville’s style-
acid-driven, balanced, moderate alcohol, food friendly, low
3. Has complete mastery of wine chemistry
4 . Is comfortable with a variety of wine styles, including still
red, white, and rosé, Port, Petillant-Naturel, and methode
5. Is familiar with and can perform maintenance on the bottling
line, cross-flow filtration unit, bladder press, pump, forklift,
6. Is a leader and a team player who motivates people, rewards
hard work and makes adjustments to the team when needed.
7. Is a problem solver who anticipates challenges and issues,
finds and applies solutions, and leads the operation in a
productive, successful, efficient way.
8. Is a clear communicator with superlative verbal and written
9. Is timely, clean, and has no drug/alcohol abuse problems
10. Has a valid driver’s license, and can pass a background check
with no criminal history or alcohol-related driving incidents
This position offers a benefits package comprised of salary,
retirement account, health benefit, professional development
stipend, and paid vacation. The total compensation is valued at
$78,000. The Winemaker position at Unionville affords growth
potential as additional planted acreage begin bearing in the
The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years production
experience with a premium winery, and formal training and
education in oenology. They are self-motivated with exemplary
ethic, setting the tone for the rest of the workplace. They are
constantly driven to improve wine quality vintage after vintage,
and thrilled to join a winery seeking to make the finest wines on
the east coast.
Dakota Shy Wine is seeking 2021 Harvest Interns!
Selected interns will have an opportunity to thrive at Dakota
Shy, one of Napa Valley’s state-of-the-art wineries during its
fifth harvest. Interns will learn production processes from our
winemaker, assistant winemaker, and cellar master.
We ask that applicants have at least one year of previous
harvest, wine, microbiology, enology, or viticulture experience
Commonly required tasks include, but are not limited to, work in
confined spaces, climb a ladder, stand and walk for long periods
of time, repeatedly lift 50 pounds, work with winery sanitation
chemicals, use personal protective equipment, work outdoors and
inside. Fruit Processing, fermentation management, drain and
pressing, barrel filling and racking, winery upkeep, and topping
make up the fun stuff. Lunch will be provided on “fruit days.”
Successful applicants will be over the age of 21, have a valid
driver’s license, own a car, find housing, communicate
effectively in English, have legal United States work status, and
must be willing to work with limited days off. Reliability and
self-motivation are essential skills.
Employment for harvest will begin August 16 through November 19
with competitive compensation.
Please contact Pete Hopkins by email at email@example.com
Merry Cellars Winery
This full time position is responsible for overseeing the day to
day organization and execution of winemaking activities for our
5,000-case winery. The position requires a mixture of managerial,
laboratory, customer service and communications skills.
Compensation is DOE.
– Supervising day to day production operations including harvest,
barrel management, bottling, equipment preparation and sanitation
as well as organization of the production and barrel room.
– Assist with grape receiving, processing, crushing, pressing and
assorted operations during harvest.
– Participate in wine tasting and blending trials throughout all
stages of the winemaking process while responsible for working
with the lead winemaker to evaluate and recommend proper
treatments as needed.
– Responsible for training, supervising, and mentoring all
harvest interns and any other help in the production room during
harvest and/or bottling.
– Provide ongoing instruction, education and support as assigned
– Work with the lead winemaker to curate blends and ensure wines
are developing desirable characteristics.
– Contribute ideas and provide support to the lead winemaker and
– Run educational tastings and tours of the facility as when
– Assist in the continuous improvement of winemaking
– Assist in data management, keeping track of daily tasks and
– Be available for weekend and evening winery events that require
interaction with customers.
– Occasional shifts in the tasting room.
– Responsible for outside sales locally (Pullman, Moscow,
Lewiston, Clarkston, Spokane).
Desired Skills & Experience
– Pursuing or completed a degree in Viticulture, Enology, Wine
Business Management, Chemistry or a related field.
– Experience in a winery and understand the winemaking
– Strong organizational, teambuilding and problem solving skills
with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple
– Excellent time management.
– Lift and carry up to 50 pounds, work on and around ladders,
uneven flooring, in hot, cold and wet environments.
– Available to work a varied schedule during harvest season as
– Positive attitude.
– Fast learner.
– Experience in OrderPort point of sale software, Vintrace winery
management software, Adobe Creative Suite.
– Tasting room / hospitality / customer service experience.
– Experience running social media, specifically Instagram &
– Forklift certified.
– Some kitchen / foodservice experience.
– Wet chemistry experience.
Franklin Hill Vineyards is looking for a qualified winemaker to
join our growing production demands. Located on a beautiful farm
in eastern Pennsylvania, Franklin Hill has 16 acres of grapes and
a state-of-the-art winery facility. This is a fun and exciting
position available immediately to the right applicant. This is a
full-time position offering a competitive wage. All applicants
will be considered.
The applicant must possess a strong work ethic, ability to
collaborate with a team, and enjoy working both indoors and
outdoors. From the grape growing to the tasting room, this
position enjoys the full winery experience. The position will
include sanitation, safety, fruit projections, receiving fruit,
fermentation, aging, blending, bottling, etc. The wine maker must
enjoy working with other departments to collaborate with all
aspects of the winery and vineyard. The applicant must have
experience in chemistry to conduct lab analyses. Tasting,
analyzing, and assessing batches as well as perform problem
solving daily. The ideal applicant would possess a degree in
enology, viticulture, or related field. Experience in wine, beer,
spirits is preferred, but other food science experience will be
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
James M. Elliott Building
University Park, PA 16802
The Centinari lab in the Department of Plant Science at The
Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar
to work on the biotic stress caused by the spotted lanternfly,
Lycorma delicatula, on grapevines, including but not limited to
physiological and production responses. The Postdoc will
contribute to a funded, collaborative USDA-SCRI grant “Biology,
management and reducing the impact of the spotted lanternfly on
specialty crops in the eastern USA” and will collaborate with the
Rosa lab in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental
Microbiology. The candidate should have a strong background in
pomology and proficiency in using technology for measuring plant
physiological parameters in field settings and analysis of plant
primary and secondary metabolites. Demonstrated experience and
ability to conduct field experiments is required and candidates
with laboratory experience only and lacking applied field
experience are not suitable for this position. In addition to the
aims of the grant, the Postdoc will have the opportunity to
conduct follow-up, novel studies consistent with the overarching
This position will provide opportunities for professional
development and networking with researchers at institutions
across the US and with industry members. Excellent written and
verbal communication skills are important. Preferred candidates
will have the following strengths: strong interest in
inter-disciplinary research with the ability to conduct research
independently; ability to conduct field experiments and work in a
collaborative and collegial environment; an interest in mentoring
students and outreach; and a strong track record of peer-reviewed
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Plant Physiology,
Agroecology, or related discipline(s) completed by start date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. Initial funding is available for
one year, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance.
This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part
of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful
completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in
addition to standard background checks.
To apply please submit a (i) a cover letter detailing research
interests and professional goals, qualifications, and preferred
start date, (ii) a CV, (iii) contact information for three
references and (iv) pdfs of 1-2 representative publications. For
additional information about this position, please contact Dr.
Michela Centinari (mailto:mzc22psu.edu).
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn
State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains
information about crime statistics and other safety and security
matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/,
which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard
copy of the Annual Security Report.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer,
and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all
qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion,
age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability or protected veteran status.
80,000 to 100,000 case, well established Central Coast Winery
producing 40 different bottlings of 22 plus varietals seeking an
experienced winemaker. Applicant must have practicing knowledge
and skills of winemaking. The position will work closely with
present winemaker to gain understanding of current wine style and
winery practices and eventually take over operations. Emphasis
placed on the current wine style.
Work closely with growers
Implement and negotiate grower contracts
Vineyard visits all year to monitor fruit
Organize freight for harvest
Manage winemaking as crush is being received
Knowledge of EURO Bladder Press Model 6000 & 3000
Manage all cellars procedures
Topping, racking transfers, and blending
Direct all additions and chemical analysis on wines
Barrel purchasing and barrel protocol
Coordinate and execute in house bottling
Knowledge of GAI Bottling Line
Knowledge of Crossflow Filter System
Trial Blends and Final Blending with owners
Blend and bottle 22+ varietals, 40+ different bottlings
Coordinate and order bottling supplies
Schedule staff to bottle
Office & Lab:
Knowledge of Winemaker database software
Keep accurate record
Provide information for TTB702 & COLA
Wet chemistry skills
Oversee maintenance of all winery equipment & systems
Basic knowledge & abilities of repairs
Knowledge of FOSS Analytical Wine Scan
5 plus years’ experience in winemaking, strong analytical
skills, an enology degree (or similar) a must.
Strong communication skills.
Organization and planning.
Work independently, and efficient time management.
Give direction and manage cellar crew.
Experienced in bottling.
Experienced in Crush.
Constant continued education with viticulture and winemaking
Summerland Research and Development Centre
Science and Technology Branch
Government of Canada
4200 Highway 97, Box 5000.
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is seeking to staff one
permanent position (Research Scientist in Plant Physiology and
Viticulture) at the Summerland Research and Development Centre in
Summerland, in the Okanagan Valley wine grape region of British
The position requires scientific innovation and leadership in the
area of plant physiology and viticulture. The successful
candidate will lead and develop a program in grapevine
physiology, ecology, and production system design. The focus will
be on grapevine ecophysiology and stress physiology, and the
development and application of geomatics and sensing technologies
for characterizing spatial variations in vineyard conditions.
This program realizes strong collaboration with other viticulture
and related research programs and with industry stakeholders, and
plays an important role for wine grape producers throughout
Canada, particularly in BC.
The department of Viticulture & Enology is is searching for
twenty (20) Per-Diem Farm Laborers.
This position is responsible for providing skilled and
semi-skilled agricultural vineyard field support for research and
teaching projects, including performing general nursery duties of
the vines; performing specialized cultural work such as
irrigating, applying insecticides, herbicide and fertilizers;
perform pruning, suckering, leafing, harvest, disking; and
operating farm equipment such as tractors, fork lifts, and
all-terrain vehicles at vineyard facilities near Davis and
Oakville and other College facilities as assigned.
Must be available to work with 24 hours’ notice.
Please click on the appropriate link below for complete details,
qualifications, and to apply.
Viticulture and Enology (VEN) is an academic (education,
research, and outreach) unit in the College of Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences. The VEN Davis Vineyards are special
facilities devoted to the cultivation of grapevines for research
and teaching purposes and for the production of grapes to be used
for the Enology classes throughout the academic year.
Under general supervision, responsible for providing direct field
support for research projects including general vineyard
operation, care of vineyard and performing skilled or specialized
operational level cultural duties. Perform general nursery duties
such as propagating standard varieties of plant materials,
collecting, caring for and germinating seeds, maintaining
cuttings of plants, and controlling environmental conditions.
Perform specialized cultural work such as irrigating, applying
insecticides, herbicide an fertilizers; and may keep routine
operational records Operate small and large wheel tractors and
track laying tractors, and forklifts including but not limited to
specialized farm equipment such as hedging equipment, sprayers
for pesticides and herbicides, weed abatement implements and
$20.92 – $29.30/HR.
PERCENTAGE OF TIME
8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
-Lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50lbs.
-Sit for two hours at a time operating field equipment.
-Perform repetitious field work.
-Work flexible schedule and occasional overtime including
weekends, evenings or nights to operational needs.
-Work outdoors in all types of weather.
-Ability to tolerate field and greenhouse conditions during
extremes of hot and cold temperatures
-Eligible for EH&S certificates in forklift operations.
-Valid California driver’s license to drive to vineyards.
-Restricted vacation during peak periods.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of
smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine
products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis
owned or eased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking
lots and residential space.
-Experience in pruning and vine training of many diverse
collections of vines including wild grape species, rootstocks,
wine and table grapes.
-Agricultural experience to operate heavy and/or complex
agricultural equipment including but not limited to wheel
tractors and track laying tractors, forklifts, and specialized
farm equipment such as hedging equipment, sprayers for pesticides
and herbicides, weed abatement implements.
-Experience with grapevine propagation including herbaceous and
woody cuttings, mist propagation, and bench-grafting.
-Knowledge of pesticides/herbicides application in accordance
with local regulations.
-Interpersonal and communication skills to work with contract
laborers in field oriented tasks; to maintain good working
relationships with winery staff, outside growers and customers;
and to facilitate timely and proper grape handling.
-Experience maintaining vineyard conditions as needed for
teaching and production.
-Bilingual in English/Spanish.
-Skills to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran
status, or other protected categories covered by the UC
The Department of Viticulture and Enology has an opening for a
tenure-track or tenured faculty, 9-month (academic year)
appointment. Candidates with expertise in viticulture,
horticulture, plant science, and related fields will be
considered. The candidate shall be comfortable in teaching
viticulture related classes at the undergraduate and graduate
level (e.g. General Viticulture, Wine Grape Production, Organic
Viticulture, and Research in Viticulture & Enology). The teaching
assignment and research program will be determined by the area of
expertise of the final candidate and by department needs. The
position requires engagement with the Viticulture and Enology
Research Center (VERC) including conducting applied research,
agricultural technology development, training and demonstrations.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop externally
funded research and industry outreach programs involving
undergraduate and graduate students. All faculty members in the
department are expected to work collaboratively with the wine and
grape industry to address challenges regionally and beyond. All
faculty are also expected to engage in high impact practices that
promote student success such as, but not limited to, internships,
international/global experiences, service learning, outcomes
assessment, and collaborative assignments. Service at all levels
of university governance and within the wine and grape industry
is also expected. Willingness and ability to work in
collaborative multi-disciplinary teams and to complete tasks on
time are essential characteristics of candidates filling these
positions. The successful candidate will be expected to work
cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college,
and university, as well as industry stakeholders.
It is the goal of the Department of Viticulture and Enology to be
a world-class center of excellence that effectively meets the
educational and research needs of students and the broader grape
and wine community. The Department provides practical hands-on
education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate
students through its teaching and solution-focused research
programs. The Department currently serves approximately 150
students through its MS in Viticulture and Enology, BS in
Enology, BS in Viticulture. These academic programs are supported
by a strong group of faculty and staff with a commitment to
education, research, and industry outreach and service. The
program consistently ranks among the top institutions in the
country for viticulture and enology.
The Department’s strong research program is supported by the
Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC), the Jordan
College Graduate Lab, the newly-opened Jordan Agricultural
Research Center, the Olam Sensory Laboratory, the University
Agricultural Laboratory (UAL), and the V.E. Petrucci Library, a
collection of Henry Madden Library embedded within the Department
and dedicated to viticulture and enology. VERC and JARC provide
research laboratory space and major instrumentation. VERC
supports outreach events, endowed student research
assistantships, and endowed faculty research chairs. The UAL
includes a 120-acre vineyard, raisin processing plant, and the
nation’s first commercial winery located within a college campus.
A new research winery and greenhouse have been funded and will
soon be under construction.
The Department is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley,
the most profitable agriculture region in the United States. The
extensive and highly developed viticulture industry (raisins,
table and wine grapes) consistently accounts for over 5 billion
dollars in revenues, representing by wide margins the largest
concentration in the United States. For more than half a century,
Fresno State’s viticulture and enology programs and our students
have benefited from close connections and collaboration with the
grape and wine industry and our strong, involved, and successful
alumni throughout California and the world
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Viticulture, Horticulture, Plant
Science, or a related discipline is required for appointment to a
tenure track position. Candidates nearing completion of the
doctorate (ABD) will be considered. For appointment, the
doctorate must be completed by August 17, 2021 (date of
1. Commitment to and potential for teaching excellence;
2. Evidence or potential for publications in scholarly
3. Commitment to and potential for scholarly activity at the
university level and successful grant writing;
4. Strong oral and written communication skills;
5. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students
from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor and an appointment
with tenure requires an established and outstanding record of
research, publication, and successful grant writing commensurate
with the respective rank.
1. Experience with grapevine and field-based research in
viticulture or tree crops;
2. Experience teaching, advising, and working with undergraduate
and graduate students;
3. Productive postdoctoral experience;
4. A publication record that is commensurate with the candidate’s
5. Demonstrated ability to obtain funding for research;
6. A strong understanding of the challenges facing grape
industries in the San Joaquin Valley and knowledge of preparing
students for careers in these industries;
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the grape
industry in the San Joaquin Valley to address regional
Review of applications will begin January 4th, 2021 and may
continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete
an online application at careers.fresnostate.edu and attach the
1. cover letter specifically addressing the required experience
and preferred qualifications;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. a statement of teaching philosophy;
4. a statement of research and outreach interest areas;
5. a statement of contribution to diversity;
6. the names, titles, addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email
addresses of four professional references;
7. unofficial transcripts.
Finalists will be required to submit (l) three current letters of
recommendation and (2) official transcripts.
For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Luca Brillante, Search
Committee Chair, California State University, Fresno; Jordan
College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology; Department of
Viticulture & Enology, 2360 E. Barstow M/S VR89; Fresno, CA
93740; Phone: 559-278-3940; E-mail: email@example.com.
A link to the Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report is
provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act,
and the California Education Code section 67380. The report
includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics
and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus.
Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this
report from the web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml
or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding
this position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required
to comply with the requirements set for in CSU-Executive Order
1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this
Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html
Necessary background investigations will be completed depending
on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are
not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department
of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A
conditional offer may be made based on the results of these
California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified
applicants for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or
protected veteran status.
• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving
Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific
Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated
to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the
University’s Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and
• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing
campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more
than one faculty appointment from a single search.
As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty
with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service
that will promote the success of historically underrepresented
and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our
increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of
California announces an Assistant Professor faculty position
(9-month in the Department of Viticulture and Enology).
Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong
background relevant to solving current problems related to grape
breeding and grape genetics.
As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks
candidates with exceptional or potential for exceptional record
of research and teaching, and inclusive excellence in their
field. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an
understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of
members from historically underrepresented and marginalized
student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited
to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals
self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with
disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups,
first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any
intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance
UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an
inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The
successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record
(calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service
activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities,
and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis
will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of
serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.
Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to
diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their
plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the
overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a
This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor
tenure-track position with teaching, research,
outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the
expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented
research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California
Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).
The primary research mission of the Department of Viticulture and
Enology is to produce the knowledge and innovations that will
advance the understanding of wine and grape quality and the
sustainability of production. To advance that mission, the
Department seeks a faculty member who has strong research
expertise in the area of plant genetics and breeding. The
appointee is expected to develop an extramurally funded,
nationally recognized research program in genetics and plant
breeding with a focus on the development and release of
genetically improved grape scion and rootstock cultivars.
Breeding traits will include improved adaptation to present and
future climatic conditions and superior tolerance to biotic and
abiotic stresses, along with attention to grape quality
attributes and adaptation to current cultural practices. It is
expected that this position will combine traditional breeding
approaches, genomic technologies (e.g., marker-assisted and
genomic selection, genome-wide association, and gene editing),
and advanced high-throughput phenotyping methods. The successful
candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues
who have expertise in grape genomics, grape physiology,
microbiology, chemistry, and viticulture. The appointee will be
responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in
viticulture. Depending on the academic background of the
candidate, we would expect the candidate to teach courses such as
VEN002 (Introduction to Viticulture), VEN101A-C (Viticulture
practices), VEN 110 (Grapevine Physiology), and VEN 115 (Grape
Production). Participation in and development of
outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental,
university, and professional service is expected. This position
is expected to collaborate with extension educators and partners
in allied industries.
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant
Biology, Horticulture, or related fields. No previous experience
in grape breeding or viticulture is specifically necessary, as
long as the candidate’s experience is relevant to solving current
problems related to grape breeding. Post-doctoral experience is
preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The
candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct
undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and
conduct extramurally funded research in grape genetics and
Must be able to hike uneven terrain in vineyards, work in all
weather conditions year-round, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must
be able to stand, bend and twist frequently Must have the ability
to work any schedule (including early daytime, late nights and
weekends). Significant (not every) Saturday work is required as
labor management and farming demands.
The physical requirements listed are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
duties and key responsibilities of this position. Reasonable
accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential duties and key responsibilities.
The position will remain open until filled. To ensure
consideration, applications should be received by January 15,
Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae
including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3)
transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D.
degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments and of future
research plans relevant to grape breeding, 5) statement of
teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) Statement of
Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and 7) the
names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional
references. Additional inquiries should be directed to:
Professor Dario Cantu
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Viticulture and Enology
University of California – Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity
employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty
community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply,
including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with
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