Vineyard Team in Saint Helena, CA 94574

Jean-Claude Boisset Wines

Position Summary: Boisset Collection Vineyard staff perform seasonal vineyard operations for the production and harvest of grapes on the estates of Raymond Vineyards and DeLoach Vineyards. Both properties emphasize organic & biodynamic farming practices. Tasks include all agricultural activities necessary for growing and harvesting high-quality vinifera varietals.

Essential Functions

? Perform seasonal activities to promote healthy vines and production of premium quality fruit each year.

? Remove suckers and unnecessary shoots from vines in spring and summer.

? Use tractor and farm implements for soil cultivation and weed removal.

? Install, maintain, and repair irrigation systems, both drip and overhead sprinklers.

? Complete periodic chores such as leaf or crop thinning, as directed by the Winegrower.

? Assist with frost protection, pest control, fungicide applications, and soil amendments, as needed.

? Monitor cane growth; tie and stabilize as needed.

? Collect berry samples from vineyards prior to harvest.

? Pick crop, load trailer/bins, and deliver loads to winery during harvest.

? Keep vine rows clean and free of debris during growing season.

? Prune dormant canes during cold season to prepare vines for next years growth.

? Assist with vine removal and replacement, if needed.

? Perform any other vineyard related chore, as deemed necessary by the Vineyard Foreman and Winegrower.

Additional Functions:
? Comply with all company safety policies, practices, and procedures. Participate in safety training and report all unsafe conditions or work practices.

? Participate in team efforts and perform additional duties as needed.

Necessary Skills:

Language: Ability to speak and understand basic English required for all positions.

? Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively participate in one-on-one and small group situations.

? Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide accurately, using standard American units of currency, weight, volume, and/or distance

? Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple tasks. Ability to follow routine schedules and prioritize basic duties.

Education, Experience, Certificates, Licenses:
? Entry level, no prior experience required.

Physical Requirements:
? Heavy physical activity performing regular strenuous activities, including standing, walking, climbing, reaching, carrying, pushing, pulling, squatting, and other motions. Stability and balance adequate for elevated and/or narrow work areas. Requires lifting and moving objects up to 50 lbs. in weight independently, and up to 100 lbs. or more with assistance. Manual dexterity sufficient to reach, grasp, hold, handle items, and work with the fingers, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Clear vision (close and distant), peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus. Hearing adequate for working safety around machinery, vehicles, and other equipment.

Work Environment:
? Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions, such as cold, fog, rain, heat, dust, wind, sun, etc. Periodic work in shop environment with fumes, lubricants and/or fuels. Moderate to high noise levels typical of farm equipment and tools. Exposure to agricultural chemicals and materials. (Note: PPE provided for all workers. Shaded rest areas, water, portable toilets, and all other required accommodations provided.)

Schedule and Travel Requirements:

? Seasonally adjusted schedule: may include overtime and/or periodic layoffs depending on the workload and grape cycle.

? Position does not require overnight travel.

Boisset is an equal-opportunity employer.