Harvest Lab Tech - 2023 Season
Peju Winery, CA Production
Job Type

Peju Winery is a family owned and operated company located in Rutherford. We farm organically and sustainably, craft wines from our estate-grown vineyards and host our guest with memorable experiences. Our culture and workplace is friendly, team oriented and family focused. We have been voted a Best Place to Work four years running by the North Bay Business Journal! We provide above market compensation, a motivated sales team and a company that is family oriented. Join a team of people that want to do more than just a job . 

Reports to: Enologist 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all daily lab and quality control analyses utilizing a variety of techniques and equipment.
  • Maintain wine analysis data files 
  • Assist in monitoring fermentation (alcoholic, ML) from start to completion. Keep winemaking staff informed of the status of unstable lots (stuck fermentation, ML, etc.) or instances of contamination. 
  • Assist with troubleshooting lab equipment.
  • Adhere to laboratory methods and protocols.
  • Recommend methodology for increasing lab efficiency.
  • Ensure the accuracy of laboratory records and timely database updates.
  • Work with the rest of the production team to maximize data tracking efficiency      and the usefulness of the data tracked.
  • Assist in the organization, set-up and scheduling of tastings relating to winemaking. These may include winery trials, comparisons to competitors or educational tastings.
  • Help with all aspects of Bottling and Harvest as needed.
  • Process and test vineyard grape samples to track maturity.
  • Conduct vineyard sampling as needed.
  • All other duties as needed and assigned.
  •  BS in Enology, Fermentation Science, Biological Science, Chemistry or equivalent preferred
  • Students or Recent graduates with a passion for learning, efficient minded and willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the goal
  • Knowledgeable regarding safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and staff
  • Knowledge and understanding of standard tests and analysis performed in winemaking
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Wine knowledge necessary
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory equipment and tasks to be performed.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Physical Demands: 

  • Standing 
  • Sitting 
  • Crouching 
  • Hearing 
  • Walking 
  • Lift up to 50 pounds