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Owner of Estrella Farms

Job Title and Job Description

Owner of Estrella Farms

At Estrella Farms, we grow and sell wine grapes using sustainable farming practices. What I like best is working with customers to achieve a quality product that meets their needs.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

winemaker, lab technicians, tasting room managers, vineyard manager, grower relations, any jobs related to agriculture

What new technology will be important?

water conservation management, mechanized pruning

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

MBA: useful for understanding how to create and run a business Viticulture and vineyard management classes

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Viticulture degree or agriculture degree

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

no

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Athletic / Physical 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Bilingual 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Mechanical Understanding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Scientific and Experimental 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Writing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
 

Interview By: L. Steele