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Vineyard Manager
Bogle Vineyards
Clarksburg, CA

Closing Date:

December 31, 2020

Job Address:

49762 Hamilton Road
Clarksburg, CA 95612

Job Description:

Bogle Vineyards and Winery is located in Clarksburg, California, and is run by the sixth generation of Bogles to live and work in the Sacramento Delta region. Bogle was honored as Wine Enthusiast’s 2019 American Winery of the Year and was presented with the Green Medal Leader Award in 2018 for its sustainability efforts in the winery and vineyards.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Vineyard Director, the Vineyard Manager is a hands-on role that is responsible for labor operations, performance, health and appearance of our vineyards.

In season crop, fertilize, pest and disease management
• Ensures the day to day vineyard operations are completed safely and efficiently within production and quality goals. 
• Assign, coordinate and supervise activities of multiple labor crews, crew leaders, equipment operators, irrigators and other related personnel.
• Assists in the hiring of vineyard workers
• Work with management team including Vineyard Director and PCA to ensure fruit quality and production goals are achieved.
• Management of workplace training and performance
• Implementation of safety and compliance programs
• Ensure the company complies with all applicable government regulations, including the EPA, county and State government agencies.
• Ensures all vineyard activities are performed in a manner compliant with state, federal, local, company and CA Rules Sustainable Program.
• Works with Vineyard Director to develop and implement pest control, irrigation, and fertilizer schedules 
• Ensures accurate and timely data collection to provide crop estimates for budget planning, post-set estimate, and veraison adjustment
• Management of crop data and historical farming data
• Monitors the vineyards for disease and pest problems as well as nutritional deficiencies.
• Manages equipment maintenance, operation and safety.
• Vineyard development as directed.
• Work closely with crew leaders and Vineyard Accounting team to ensure the timely and accurate collection of payroll data that tracks employee hours worked by task and location.
• Ensures proper safety and job-related training of staff
• Maintains proper farming practices in spray and fertilization programs
• Manages vineyard expenses within budget guidelines
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Minimum 4-5 years of vineyard management experience
• Some college level viticultural coursework a plus
• Excellent knowledge of viticulture and a general knowledge of winemaking practices and cycles. 
• Thorough knowledge of viticulture practices and experience in vineyard planning and development.
• Experience managing and motivating employees to meet quality, production and safety standards established by the company.
• Committed to work long hours and many weekends during harvest and other times of heavy workloads.
• Communicate with other vineyard managers, labor contractor personnel, equipment managers and Pest Control Advisors in an effective and professional manner.
• Experience in the operation and maintenance of farm equipment including machine harvesters as well as ATV and utility machines. 
• Experience with sprayer calibration, irrigation systems and pump stations
• Commitment to safety excellence and producing work of the highest quality.
• Fluent in field English/Spanish but preferably fully bilingual, both oral and written
• Active PCA License with appropriate categories is a plus
• Computer skills required: Word, Excel, Accounting software and Outlook
• Travel requirements: Limited to local; valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by the company’s insurance provider.

Physical Requirements: 

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.

To Apply:

jobs@boglewinery.com

Job

Graduate Research Assistant (Viticulture Research)
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Closing Date:

March 1, 2021

Job Address:

3420 NW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330

Job Description:

The Schreiner lab (USDA-ARS and Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University) is seeking applicants interested in pursuing a PhD to study vine mineral nutrition and physiology. Funding is available to start in winter or spring term 2021. Please contact Paul Schreiner (paul.schreiner@usda.gov) for more information.

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Grape and Wine State Extension Specialist
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

Closing Date:

September 30, 2020

Job Description:

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, non-tenure track position as Assistant Extension Specialist. The successful candidate is expected to establish an effective statewide extension program in viticulture. Review of applicants will begin on October 1 with a potential starting date in December 2020. For more information about our department, please visit: http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/

Responsibilities:

The incumbent will coordinate an annual Oklahoma Grape Management Extension Course including teaching classes, scheduling speakers, updating materials, and organizing field trips. The incumbent will create online grape management class, advanced training or wine making -focused courses. The incumbent will submit grant applications to assist with grape classes, research vineyard and viticulture projects.

The Incumbent will assist with Market Gardening School, Horticulture Industries Show and other grower groups. The Incumbent will update, revise or create extension fact sheets and revise extension educator handbook sections pertaining to grapes. The Incumbent will provide expertise to county extension educators and the public via phone calls, emails, letters, virtual sessions, and in-person, assist growers and winemakers with site visits as needed. The Incumbent will coordinate grape workshops and field days. The Incumbent will appear as a guest on the Oklahoma Gardening television show covering grape topics. The Incumbent will be responsible for content of Oklahoma Grape Management web page and Facebook page. The Incumbent will write information for Hort. Tips and In-service Horticulture training.

The incumbent will facilitate the use of fruit demonstration & research vineyards at Cimarron Valley Research station to support research, field days and classes and plan updates/improvements as needed. The Incumbent will work with Field and Research Service Unit (FRSU) personnel as needed for spray and maintenance needs. The Incumbent will cooperate with Plant Pathologist and Entomologist on needed projects. The Incumbent will provide educational opportunities for winemaking and collaborate with wine lab in the Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC).

The Incumbent will help coordinate the Oklahoma State Grape and Wine Industry Conference. The Incumbent will interact with Oklahoma Grape Industries Council (OGIC) as appropriate. The Incumbent will participate in Forum of Oklahoma Wines. The Incumbent will submit articles to OGIC newsletter. The Incumbent will be responsible for certifying participation in the Oklahoma Vineyard Management Workbook assessment program.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have the following: a Master’s degree in Horticulture, Crop Science, Plant Science or closely related discipline. As well as one-year related experience to include Cooperative Extension experience, preferably in grape and wine extension programming; program management and/or leadership experience, formal or informal teaching experience, and experience working with other extension professionals, scientists, or industry partners.

To Apply:

Applications must be submitted online at:
https://jobs.okstate.edu (search by keyword req8413)

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) detailed letter of interest and fit for the position, 3) curriculum vitae or resume, 4) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin October 1 with a potential starting date in December 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

“Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).”

Job

Harvest Intern
Ponzi Vineyards
Sherwood, OR

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Job Address:

19500 SW Mountain Home Rd 
Sherwood, OR 97140

Job Description:
Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon’s founding wineries, is seeking an experienced cellar-hand to join us for the 2020 harvest (our 50th anniversary!). PV specializes in the production of premium Pinot noir and Chardonnay, along with other varietals such as  Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Arneis and Dolcetto.

Job

Assistant Extension Professor & State Extension Specialist for Enology
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2020.

Job Address:

1406 E Rollins 
Columbia,MO 65211

Job

Research Horticulturalist / Research Soil Scientist
Washington State University
Prosser, WA

Closing Date:

June 12,2020

Job Address:

Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center

Job Description:

Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Develops viticulture management strategies and tools tailored to plant responses that conserve water, make efficient use of nutrients, and produce high quality fruit.
Adapts viticulture production practices that incorporate new, site-specific management using a systems approach.

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Bottling Line Associate
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

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Grape Sampler Intern
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to assist in berry sampling for the duration of the 2020 harvest. You will be responsible for daily sampling of multiple vineyard sites, including recording observations regarding fruit development and juice preparation.

Job

Harvest Cellar Intern
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

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Bottling Line Forklift Operator
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

Summary of Essential Job Duties:
•Operation of a standard propane or electric sit-down forklift
•Performing daily equipment checks
•Moving goods packed on pallets
•Operating pallet wrapper
•Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment
•Adheres to all safety practices and company policies

Job

Postdoctoral Scholar in Plant Physiology
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

Penn State University
Department of Plant Science
107 Tyson Building
University Park, PA, 16802

Job Description:

Job

Harvest Intern
Dakota Shy Wine
St. Helena, CA

Closing Date:

November 20, 2020

Job Address:

Dakota Shy Wine
771 Sage Canyon Road
St. Helena, CA 94574

Job Description:

Dakota Shy Wine is seeking 2020 Harvest Interns!

Selected interns will have an opportunity to thrive at one of Napa Valley’s newest, state-of-the-art wineries during its fourth harvest. Interns will learn production processes from our winemaker, assistant winemaker, and cellar master.

Job

Program Representative (Events Specialist 2)
UC Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

March 15, 2020

Job Address:

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

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Agriculture Supervisor 2 (Vineyard Manager)
UC Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

March 4, 2020

Job Address:

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Plant Physiology
Oakville Station
Napa, CA

Closing Date:

February 24, 2020

Job Address:

1380 Oakville Grade Road 
Napa, CA 94558

Job Description:

Job

Lab Manager
Treasury Wine Estates
Paso Robles, CA

Closing Date:

May 1, 2020

Job Description:

Job

Viticulturist / PCA
Vina Quest LLC
Paso Robles, CA

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Vina Quest LLC, a consulting company based in Paso Robles, CA, works with vineyards throughout California, in providing comprehensive services and solutions to the wine and agribusiness industries. 

Competitive compensation and benefits package to qualified candidates. 

Job Duties: (include but are not limited to the following)

Job

Assistant Project Scientist
UC Davis Oakville Research Station
Oakville, CA

Closing Date:

01/13/2020

Job Address:

1380 Oakville Grade Rd
Oakville CA 94562 USA

Job Description:

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Postdoctoral Scholar
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
Central Point, OR

Closing Date:

February 1, 2020

Job Address:

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502

Job Description:

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Enology Technician
Surry Community College
Dobson, NC

Closing Date:

February 29, 2020

Job Address:

Surry Community College
630 South Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017

Job Description:

Enology Technician will be responsible for day-to-day operations and routine tasks of campus winery to include: