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Regional Viticulturist - Lodi/Central Valley

Company: Constellation Brands, Inc.
Location: San Joaquin
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition SummaryWorking with the Director of Viticulture and Director of Grower relations recommend, develop, monitor and evaluate viticulture practices including pesticides, fertilizers, crop estimation, data collection, and vine management (pruning, thinning, heading, irrigation, pesticide and fertilizer applications) programs on owned and leased vineyards to provide consistent, high-quality, cost-effective fruit that meets winemaking objectives.With the Director of Viticulture and Director of Grower Relations to provide advice to grower relations about viticulture issues in grower vineyards. Develop a program to monitor and evaluate grower viticulture practices relating to yield and quality and sustainability.Develop strong relationships with universities professors, USDA and farm advisors who focus on vineyards and in addition spend time understanding other crops in the area and the issues involved environmentally, labor, economics, and pests.Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of a schedule to monitor individual block performance and highlight issues.
  • Provide structure and process to viticulture record keeping programs across internal and external supply. Ensuring the rights process is used, data is entered correctly and up to date.
  • Manage tasks such as harvest maturity sampling, soil testing, fertilizer application, tissue testing, yield estimates, long term block history, etc, across internal and external vineyards.
  • Assist in maintaining vineyard experiments, gathering data, and designing new ones.
  • Assist in managing the spray program.
  • In Coordination with the Vineyard Director and Director of Viticulture assist in defining irrigation programs and creating a schedule for monitoring vine stress.
  • Provide support to the vineyard management staff by ensuring they adhere to all regulatory record keeping requirements
  • Participate in continuing education programs and research within the wine industry and agricultural industry to enhance expertise
  • Attend wine industry and other ag events within the region and statewide to have better understanding of issues facing the industry and Constellation Brands.
  • Building and maintaining a culture of health and safety within the team and ensure that any issues that arise are identified, addressed, and where required, notified to the GM Vineyard Technologies. Ensuring that Health and Safety policies are met and where possible, exceeded
  • Provide support for the Vineyard Directors and Grower Relation teams to promote and adhere to all tasks and record keeping requirements of Sustainable winegrowing programs, and C.I programs, safety training
  • Participate in AVF, local farm groups, sustainability organizations, RCD, Pierces Disease, nursery meetingsMinimum Qualifications
    • B.S. in Viticulture or related field
    • Viticulture experience 1-3 years
    • Strong verbal/written communication skills in English
    • Technical Viticulture knowledge
    • Computer knowledge
    • Well-developed people skills
    • Good interpersonal skills - good communication
    • Time Management and planning skills
    • Must have valid driver's license with clean driving record
    • StatisticsPreferred Qualifications
      • PCA license
      • CCA certification
      • Spanish Skills
      • Viticulture experience preferably with multiple vineyard site owners
      • Wine tasting interestPhysical Requirements/Work Environment
        • Works outdoors/indoors.
        • Works in warm/cold climates.
        • Works in high places.
        • Works on wet surfaces.
        • Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals.
        • Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic.
        • Must be able to move up to 55lbs.
        • Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting.
          • Must be at least 21 years of age.
          • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          • Occasional to frequent travelLocationField Office - CA - San Joaquin/Madera/El Dorado/Fresno/Mariposa/Merced/Nevada/Placer/Sacramento/Stanislaus/Tuolumne/YoloAdditional LocationsJob TypeFull timeJob AreaViticulture & WinemakingEqual OpportunityConstellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Keywords: Constellation Brands, Inc., Fresno , Regional Viticulturist - Lodi/Central Valley, Other , San Joaquin, California

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