Central Valley, California
Wente Family Estates
|Type of Work
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:
Must be able to hike uneven terrain in vineyards.
S. in Viticulture, plant science, or related Ag studies.
Personal protective equipment provided or required
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.