Napa Valley Harvest Interns Needed

Harvest in the Napa Valley is the exciting time when most of the hard work that goes into producing the world's finest wines takes place. It is also a great opportunity for students and those interested in grapegrowing and wine to work as interns and get exposure to the companies, people and processes involved in winemaking.

The following Napa Valley vintners are currently seeking interns to work this year's upcoming harvest. Details on how to apply are included in each listing.


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Artesa Vineyards & Winery

Job Description:
HARVEST CELLAR INTERN 2020 Job Summary: Artesa is looking for an enthusiastic hard-working cellar intern for the upcoming 2020 harvest. Candidates should have a passion for wine, work well in a team environment and have excellent attention to detail. This seasonal position is responsible for supporting Artesa’s full-time cellar crew with cellar operations as directed by the Cellar Leads and/or Assistant Winemaker or Winemaker. This position reports to the Assistant Winemaker. Note that this position involves working overtime, including nights and weekends. In addition, during the peak harvest season, cellar interns could be working up to six days a week. There will be weeks that require extended overtime, and some that require only 5 days per week, this is all dependent on seasonal variability. The internship runs from early August to end of November. Essential Job Responsibilities: • Tasks include, but are not limited to: o sanitation of must lines, pumps, presses, tanks, and all winery equipment o assist in crush pad operations o pumpovers / punchdowns / cap management as directed by winemaking o assist w/ wine press work o cleaning / prepping / filling / topping and other general barrel work o setting up lines & tanks for wine transfers, o yeast and nutrient additions o Basic understanding of the sorting table; assist senior personnel as required. o Understanding of the crush pad, tank and cellar sanitation, general cleanliness and maintaining an organized, neat workplace. • Cellar techniques used are in accordance with the winery’s high standards of quality and SOP. Physical Requirements: • Able to lift and carry 48 pounds (weight of a case of wine) • Able to climb ladders, catwalk stairs and stand for extended periods of time. • Able to shovel pomace and operate a pneumatic punch-down device. • Willing and able to work standing for a minimum of 8 hours • Willing and able to work weekends and extended hours during peak season The perfect candidates will have: • Positive attitude • Organized and with attention to detail • Strong Initiative • Curious and enthusiastic about winemaking, and wine in general • Previous Harvest experience is a plus, but not required.

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Ballentine Vineyards

Job Description:
BALLENTINE VINEYARDS is seeking a highly motivated, detail-driven person able to communicate effectively, be reliable, punctual, and flexible. Must be fit and capable of working long hours (13 hours a day, 6 days a week), lift weights up to 50 lbs., and endure extended periods of time walking, standing, climbing ladders and working in a wet environment. Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Fruit sorting/processing • Sanitation of processing/cellar equipment • Monitoring fermentations (Brix, Temp) • Punch downs • Filling barrels • Additions to juice and must • Assist with draining and pressing • All other harvest related duties as required Qualifications & Requirements: • Previous cellar/harvest experience desired but not essential • Passionate and dedicated to making premium wine • Able to work in a fast-paced, physically demanding environment over long and variable hours including weekends • Strong ability to maintain attention to detail, focus, and a positive attitude through long hours of stress and fatigue • Hard working, motivated, and reliable Please Note: Only applicants currently authorized to work in the US will be considered. There is no housing or transportation provided by this position.

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Bell Wine Cellars

Job Description:
Bell Wine Cellars - Winemaking/Cellar Internship (small, family-owned luxury Cabernet house) - Grape sampling - Crushpad operations (crushing, pressing, etc.) - Winery sanitation - Barrel work - Wine movement & fermentation management - Daily fermenter tasting - other responsibilities Requirements: - Degree in Enology, Viticulture or related field - Ability to work safely, with others, and lift 40+ lbs. - Ability to work extended hours when needed - Prior harvest/cellar experience preferred

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Bravante Vineyards

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Target Start Date: Immediately Bravante Vineyards, on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, is dedicated to producing ultra premium, handcrafted wines in tandem with nature. The vineyard estate provides an impeccable source of Bordeaux varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon from which our award winning wines are produced in our state of the art, on site, winery and aged in our naturally perfect aging conditions cave. We are looking for a skilled Harvest team member to join us this year and experience our techniques. This person will not only learn from one winemaker but have the benefit of a team of three highly skilled and award winning winemakers to gain knowledge and experience from. This position will be expected to perform beginning to intermediate cellar operations with supervision during Harvest season.Responsibilities include: • Handling grape deliveries and participate in cluster sorting. • Operate wine press, de-stemmer, optical sorter, crushers and must pump. • Operate forklifts. • Perform routine operations such as racking, transfer and clarify juice and wine. • Perform maceration operations during red fermentation (pump over, délestage, etc) • Monitor fermentations. • Collect wine/juice samples. • Support the laboratory by conducting routine analysis and data entry, particularly on grape samples. • Perform intensive barrel work (stirring, stacking, de-stacking, racking, filling, cleaning) • Participate in tastings and discussions with the Winemaking team. Education: High school diploma or GED required. Languages: English required Must have your own transportation and housing Professional experience & know how: • Passion to learn from some of the best winemakers in the industry. • Knowledge or ability to learn safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals • Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures • Ability to be trained in confined space entry process and procedures • Ability to drive a forklift and become forklift certified. • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Additional Information Type of Work: Full Time

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CADE Estate Winery

  • Position: Harvest Cellar Intern
  • Job Dates: September 1st through November 30th.
  • Pay Range: $20/hour
  • Contact: Danielle Cyrot
  • Email: dcyrot@cadewinery.com
  • Job Link
Job Description:
13th Vineyard by CADE is dedicated to crafting stunning estate grown Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Located at 1800 feet above sea level in the Howell Mountain AVA, you will have an opportunity to work with some of the most unique and high quality fruit this mountainous terroir has to offer. We are looking for a few enthusiastic team players who want to help craft these high-end luxury wines. This is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience with all facets of harvest activity and work with some of the best wines in the Napa Valley. Job Description Duties and Responsibilities: • Operating crush equipment during harvest • Press operation, pressing both red and white varietals • Monitoring fermentation (checking Brix and temps) • Pump-overs/punch downs • Yeast and nutrient additions • Racking, blending, topping, and any general cellar work • Cleaning and sanitizing all equipment and work areas • Barrel work including filling/emptying, stacking/unstacking, cleaning and maintenance • Assist with sampling vineyards to determine ripeness • Assist in general wine chemistry (Brix, TA, pH, Residual Sugar, VA, Malic Acid)

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Cain Vineyard & Winery

Job Description:
All crush pad activities, processing grapes through mechanical process and lots of manual cleaning, washing. possibility of driving forklift, through legal forklift training, driver license. Please locals only

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Cakebread Cellars

  • Position: Harvest Cellar Intern
  • Job Dates: August 10th - Novmber, depending on the season
  • Contact: Kiley Larmour
  • Email: jobs@cakebread.com
  • Job Link
Job Description:
Are you looking to be part of an industry and iconic company that values employees and specializes in making a fun and high quality product? If so, Cakebread Cellars has an open position for you. Our story begins in 1973 with a piece of land, a family passionate about wine and a community of friends and partners who helped bring Cakebread Cellars to life. Cakebread Cellars' wines don't just reflect the personalities of the vineyards, they also reflect the spirit of all of our employees who make our wines and winery remarkable. We are currently seeking Harvest Cellar Interns to join our team for the 2020 harvest season. As a harvest cellar intern you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of crush activities and learn from a highly motivated, dynamic production team. About Us: • We are a family owned winery with an established reputation for producing world-class wines! Since 1973 to be exact. • Our success is built on quality, consistency, and continuity-characteristics we apply equally to the people, grapes, and operations of the winery. • In 2019, our employees gave such outstanding survey feedback that we became a certified Great Place to Work! • We are all about our company culture so much so, that it’s our #1 priority. • We believe in the good life. With 80 employees, there are enough resources to go around so you can enjoy life and the all the benefits we have to offer. • We love giving back to the community. In fact, we set aside dollars for community resources like health care and housing and donate to many charities. • We value sustainability in all aspects of our business. We respect the land and our management of it – treating the soil, water and climate with care and respect with regard to the next generation. What we offer: • Competitive wages including signing bonus. • Employee focused environment. • 50% discount on wine and merchandise. • Employee training and development programs and opportunities. Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude and be highly dependable. Previous industry education and experience is desired. Candidates must be flexible to work varying shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays and must work the entire crush from approximately mid-August to mid-November depending on the season. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs repeatedly is also required.

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Cliff Lede Vineyards

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About Cliff Lede Vineyards: Cliff Lede Vineyards encompasses sixty acres in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley and specializes in the production of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blends and Sauvignon Blanc, including the renowned Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon from our steep hillside vineyard. Completed in 2005, the state-of-the art gravity flow winery uses an elaborate sorting system complete with an optical sorter and contains custom conical tanks commissioned using a design inspired by the tanks of Château Latour. One tank per vineyard block ensures each lot evolves at its own pace, and our extensive cave provides barrel storage. No corner has been cut in the construction of the winery, and this same attitude extends to our winemaking practices. Job Description: Interns will gain a broad and varied harvest experience, involving all aspects of wine production. Pre-harvest operations will include sampling estate and grower vineyard blocks for maturity, assisting the enologist with chemical analysis, and cleaning and preparing the winery for harvest. Throughout harvest, each intern will be learning and developing skills in the cellar and working closely with the winemaking team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to sorting and processing fruit, cleaning and sanitation of the winery and equipment, fermentation monitoring and management, lab analysis, pump operation, barrel work, press operation, racking, and bottling. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who possesses and maintains an attention for detail even under stressful situations. They must be willing to work hard, with flexible hours including early mornings, nights, and weekends. The internship begins in early August with a flexible ending date in November or December. The candidate would have ideally completed coursework in Viticulture or Enology and have at least one harvest cellar experience. Candidates for the position must have a valid driver’s license, must be able to lift 50 lbs, the ability to climb ladders and stairs, and possess a motivated “can do” spirit and a good sense of humor. Pay Scale: Depends on experience Please send your resume with a brief cover letter to: CLVHarvest@gmail.com

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Clos Pegase

Job Description:
What can you expect from us? • Long days of hard work in a classic winery with caves. • Learning from the best in the business, from Safety to Wine work • Rotations thru many activities, some old fashion, some cutting edge. • A respectful, professional, and environmentally conscious culture • Forklift training • Competitive pay rates • Harvest completion bonus What do we expect from you? • An open and inquisitive mind • Focus and flexibility • Engagement • The ability to work hard and remain positive • Basic English speaking and reading skills • Basic math skills • Forklift driving skills would be a plus

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Colgin Cellars

Job Description:
Colgin Cellars is a beautiful boutique winery above Lake Hennessey in Napa Valley. We pride ourselves on making delicious world class wine. We are looking for one more cellar worker for the 2020 harvest. We are a small, dynamic winemaking and vineyard team in need of a meticulous and reliable individual. You will have the opportunity to perform all harvest cellar activities including: sanitation, fruit sorting, crush equipment operations, fermentation monitoring, pump overs and punch downs. This is a great opportunity to work closely with the winemaking team and see all aspects of hands on winemaking. You will learn technical and sensory skills at the highest level, which will be valuable to you in your continued career. We are looking for hard workers with a high attention to detail, a desire to learn, and a positive attitude. The fine print: Candidate must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. We are not able to provide housing or transportation. Individuals must be able to climb ladders and stairs, lift up to 40 pounds, stand for long periods of time, and be able to perform all winery activities. Commitment to working 7 days a week, with many days of overtime. Employment subject to a background check. A harvest chef will provide a fantastic lunch during harvest. Please visit our website www.colgincellars.com for more information about the winery and vineyards.

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Cuvaison

  • Position: Harvest Cellar Interns
  • Job Dates: August 15 thru November 15
  • Pay Range: $18/hr
  • Contact: Matt Sunseri
  • Email: msunseri@cuvaison.com
  • Job Link
Job Description:
Harvest cellar interns will assist the production team in the following areas: Basic Lab Analysis Equipment sanitations Fruit Sorting Grape receiving, crushing, and pressing Juice rackings Additions Barrel filling Barrel Preparations Pumpovers and Punchdowns Assisting our custom crush clients when needed. Requirements: Ability to read, write and speak English Basic math skills Ability to accurately complete work instructions Willingness to work long hours, including weekends and overtime as needed. Ability to climb stairs, stand, and walk for long hours Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds Willingness to work outside in various weather conditions and inside a cool, noisy cellar Forklift experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates must be reliable, enthusiastic, motivated, and take pride in their work.

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Fairwinds Estate Winery

  • Position: Harvest Cellar and Lab Interns and 15 month apprenticeship
  • Job Dates: August through October, into November
  • Contact: Todd Heth
  • Email: todd@fewinery.com
Job Description:
We have a harvest internship as well as a 15-month apprentice internship. We produce a wide range of small-production wines for a number of high-end custom crush clients, and are building our new brands as well. We work with about 20 grape varieties, mostly from Napa Valley, but smaller portions from Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Lake County and Mendocino. Our clientele includes many high end producers whose wines sell for $30-250 retail and regularly receive critical acclaim in the top wine publications. The major varieties in terms of percentage of production are Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. Some of the other varieties include: Marsanne, Viognier, Grenache, Charbono, Carignan, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Mourvedre and Tempranillo. Harvest cellar: The interns will assist with various cellar duties such as sorting, crushing, equipment sanitation, cap management for red wine fermentations, barrel work (prepping, filling, stirring), draining and pressing and anything else going on, sometimes including fermentation sampling and making yeast, bacteria and nutrient additions. The position is a varied, hands-on learning experience with a focus on production. There will be time for interns to learn about and help with lab work, depending on time availability, experience and capability. Harvest lab: The intern will provide support in both the lab and cellar to fulfill winemaking operations. This internship will include doing basic crush analysis (Brix, pH, TA, SO2), sampling tanks and barrels for fermentation monitoring, record keeping and maintaining spreadsheets and daily fermentation logs, making nutrient additions and yeast and bacteria inoculations (or monitoring native ferments), and calculating cellar additions. Toward the end of the season, there will be some enzymatic analysis (RS, malates). Additionally, the intern will assist with various cellar duties such as sorting, crushing, equipment sanitation, pumping over red wine fermentations, barrel work, draining and pressing and anything else going on. The position is a varied, hands-on learning experience. The internships will provide a broad cross section of winemaking styles and varieties and experience with many of the aspects of running a high-quality, diverse wine operation. The interns will get a chance to work with a fun team of experienced staff and international interns, and meet and work with a number of consulting winemakers and custom clients.

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Fontanella Family Winery

Job Description:
Fontanella Family Winery is a small, family-owned winery located on Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley. We are dedicated to producing ultra-premium Cab, Chard and Zinfandel, as well as other numerous high-end custom wine projects. We are seeking a Harvest Cellar Person for the 2020 season. This position will have hands on experience with some of the best vineyards in Napa including Mt. Veeder, Rutherford, Oakville, Diamond Mountain District, Dry Creek, Sonoma Coast, and others. This is a fun, hardworking environment. Ideal candidate should possess at least basic cellar skills. Duties will cover all aspects of cellar and/or crush duties under the direction of the winemaking staff. We are looking for someone who is motivated, has a positive, can-do attitude, and wants to be "elbow deep" in the winemaking.

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Girard Winery

  • Position: Harvest Cellar Intern
  • Job Dates: Mid August to Late November
  • Contact: Jean-Philippe Bolle
  • Email: jpbolle@girardwinery.com
Job Description:
Join the Clos Pegase or Girard winery harvest teams for a Calistoga Harvest experience during which you will work long and hard along side our small crew of experienced professionals. We will teach you the ropes and you will get a chance to get forklift trained!

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Grgich Hills Estate

Job Description:
Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic winery located in Rutherford, in the heart of the Napa Valley. We are known worldwide for producing premium Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon amongst other varietals. Our winery has been family owned and operated since its inception in 1977. At Grgich Hills Estate we believe that healthy soilas and vines are the foundation for excellent wines. Therefore we farm our 366 acres of vines to the highest standards in organic farming. Our average annual production is 60,000 cases. We are seeking a cellar intern for the 2020 harvest starting late July/early August until November/December. You should possess good communication skills, be detail oriented, dependable and used to hard work at sometimes odd hours. It's a bonus if you are in the process of acquiring a degree in Enology/Viticulture or a related field, or have at least one vintage of prior harvest experience. Primary duties and responsibilities will include: - Harvest operations such as grape processing, grape sorting, crush pad sanitation, fermentation management, Brix measurements, ‘digging’ out fermenters, cleaning fermenters. - General winery operations such as tank and barrel sanitation, must and wine transfers, maintenance, general cellar sanitation and upkeep. Physical and mental requirements: - US citizen or valid US work Visa - Willingness to be part of a strong team and share in responsibility and solid work ethics - Ability to stand for long periods of time, work indoors and outdoors while exposed to extreme temperatures and lift 50lbs on a routine basis - Ability to utilize personal protective equipment where applicable and understand chemical and physical hazards present at a winery - Willingness to work long / variable hours 6 days a week. - Spanish language skills are a plus

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Groth Vineyards & Winery

  • Position: harvest cellar intern
  • Job Dates: late August through Mid-November/late December
  • Pay Range: $16.50 - $18.00
  • Phone: (707) 944-0290 ext. 112
Job Description:
Attention to detail, being able to follow verbal and written instructions, and the ability to work cohesively and safely with other people are essential requirements for this position. Job duties will include grape receiving, sorting, crushing, pressing, wine/juice rackings, wine/juice transfers, lees filtration, inoculations, nutrient additions, pump overs, barrel prep/filling, winery sanitation, and other general winery operations. If you would like to have a fun and rewarding experience during harvest while working with a passionate wine making staff that cultivates a team oriented work environment, please submit resume and cover letter by email to: efidel@grothwines.com

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Hagafen Cellars

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Assist in all phases of harvest cellar work from crush to bottling. Must be Sabbath Observant, שומר שבת

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HUNNICUTT

Job Description:
Ultra-premium boutique winery and custom crush facility in St. Helena is looking for interns to join our cellar team for the 2019 harvest. Ideal candidates will have the ability to follow directions, possess a fastidious work ethic, have the ability to work independently and the willingness to work until the job is done. We are looking for people who love wine, and love hard work. Employment will begin in mid-August and continue into November. International interns are welcome to apply, but must provide their own housing and transportation, and speak fluent English. The harvest team member's role involves a wide variety of tasks such as (but not limited to): • Assist in receiving and processing fruit, sorting, pressing, etc. • Sanitation of winery & equipment • Make additions to juice, must, & wine • Perform punch-downs & pump-overs • Juice racking, and wine movements from tank to tank • Barrel filling, topping, stirring, and racking • Monitor fermentations • Remove pomace from tanks & presses • Record data and complete work orders • Drain and Press Tanks and bins Qualifications: • English literacy required • Good reading, writing and math skills • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time • Ability to bend, squat and lift 50 lbs. • Ability to work flexible hours six days/week • Have reliable transportation and report to work on-time

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Jericho Canyon Vineyard

Job Description:
We are looking for one additional harvest intern for this coming 2020 harvest season. This person will be part of a small, hard-working team dedicated to making world class wines including all 5 major Bordeaux varietals. Our interns will work with all aspects of harvest activity including but not limited to: winery sanitation, berry sorting and helping to manage the grape processing line, pump-overs and punch downs, drain and press operations, barrel fermentation management, barrel cooper activities, and all other harvest aspects. Previous cellar experience is preferred, but not required – an upbeat attitude and willingness to work hard is most important. Positions start mid-September and last until mid November, depending on the season. Wage is dependent on experience.

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Lewis Cellars

Job Description:
Are you driven to make world-class wines? Does cultivating the purest expression of a vineyard from dirt to bottle intrigue you? Is the experience of enjoying concentrated, extracted wines exciting to you? Can you thrive in a fast paced environment where every detail must be painstakingly managed to show the expertise of craft in the glass? If so, we want you on our 2020 Harvest team! Lewis Cellars is a small, family-owned winery located in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley. Our focus is on ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Merlot from the Napa and Russian River Valleys. Our small winemaking team will give you the opportunity to work side by side with us in all aspects of production. Requirements Include: • Possess a positive attitude, passion for winemaking and a sense of humor • Previous cellar or lab experience • Willing to work long and variable hours, including night & weekends • Able to perform physically demanding tasks • Able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs. (~23kg) • Able to follow written and oral instructions • Able to communicate clearly with others Make it clear to us (via your resume and cover letter) what traits you possess that would make you a valuable addition to our team. If you are invited to an interview please be prepared to discuss your ambitions.

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Lobo Wines

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Located just above the Stags Leap District on Soda Canyon Rd, we are a high-end custom crush facility for small high-quality boutique wineries. We are currently looking for one harvest intern to assist our Production Team in performing all harvest duties. The positions would start in Mid-August and go through the end of November. Responsibilities: - Perform all necessary harvest cellar activities - Equipment sanitation and winery clean up - Fermentation Monitoring and Cap Management - Assist with processing all incoming fruit - Draining tanks and pressing grape skins - Barrel downs - General winery actions and other duties as assigned by the Cellar Master - Potential assisting with sampling, running analysis, and data entry Must be willing and able to work long hours, including evenings and weekends, provide own housing and transportation, speak fluent English, and be able to lift up to 50lbs. Spanish language skills a plus. Hourly pay will be determined based on experience.

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Merryvale Vineyards

Job Description:
Merryvale Vineyards is hiring full-time temporary Harvest Cellar Interns for the 2020 harvest. Interns will work closely with the Merryvale winemaking team and will actively contribute to enhancing quality and efficiency of production practices. Hourly pay dependent on level of previous experience. Job duties may include but are not limited to: • Monitoring fermentations, tank temperatures, pumpovers/punchdowns, tank transfers and barrel downs • Assisting with inoculations and additions • Managing crush pad activities and ensuring accurate execution of fruit processing work orders • Ensuring proper sanitation and safe use of tanks and equipment • Executing work orders and providing admin support for winemaking team • Data entry/winery software work Qualifications: • Previous related experience mandatory; prefer minimum of two years in wine production or three harvests • Ability to work evenings and weekends • Strong verbal and written communication skills; English/Spanish bilingual is a plus

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Nichelini Family Winery

Job Description:
Crush, craft, press, craft, ferment, craft and repeat. We specialize in a little of everything: sparklings, whites, barrel ferments, roses, reds and desserts. We are a small family winery, 2000+ cases/year. We have a small team and are looking for an extra hand to make some great wine!

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ONEHOPE

  • Position: harvest enologist
  • Job Dates: August thru December
  • Pay Range: varies upon experience
  • Contact: Mari Coyle
  • Email: mari@onehopewine.com
Job Description:
• Monitoring and managing fermentations and cap management, including leadership of daily tastings • Writing daily work orders: managing inoculations/additions • Sampling, preparing, and tasting benchtop trials, and managing dry goods inventory • Manage all laboratory analysis: support new lab set up • Berry sampling, occasional non-harvest winemaking tastings, daily winemaking / cellar meetings • Constant communication with winemaking team, both verbally and through data management • Assisting with operation of winery equipment, barrel work, sanitation, and other cellar work if time allows

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PEJU

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Peju Winery is a family owned and operated winery located in Rutherford, in the heart of Napa Valley. Farming organically and sustainably, our estate-grown fruit develops into award winning wines that exhibit a graceful pairing of power and elegance. We are a Certified Green Winery committed to protecting the environment, providing extraordinary wines and customer service, and recruiting smart, talented people to work with us! Peju Winery in Napa Valley has openings for harvest interns to join our winemaking team for the 2020 season. This is a seasonal position, from late August to December. Working with the full-time crew to assist in all aspects of crush. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS · Performs various work assignments to include: racking, pumping, pumpovers, and delestage. · Responsible for sanitation in all areas of cellar operations. · Sterilizes casks, tanks, and other equipment. · During crush, sort fruit, move hoses and equipment, obtain lab samples, weigh trucks, dispose of lees, inoculate tanks, and clean equipment. · Requires ability to communicate effectively. · May be responsible for movement of wine product from one tank to another. · May add chemical/sulfur/additives as required. · May remove pomace from fermentation tanks. · Performs other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: · Experience with forklift preferred. · Strong basic math skills including ratio and percentages. Ability to make basic math calculations including but not limited to percentages and ratios. · Basic English skills, both written and verbal preferred · Strong communication skills · Must be able to regularly lift up to 50 pounds. · Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time and to lift 40lbs. repeatedly for periods of up to 1/2 hour. · Willingness to work overtime, especially at harvest. · Ability to work harmoniously with co-workers and perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the company’s value of exhibiting the highest quality standards in all endeavors. · Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and deliver quality work product · Strong attention to detail

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Revana Family Vineyard

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Revana Winery is seeking one seasonal cellar intern to join our production staff for the 2020 harvest. We are a small winemaking team, so you will be working directly with the winemaker. Those selected will be fully trained in our standard operating procedures and will participate in all aspects of winemaking, from grape to bottle. We offer an opportunity to learn the day to day skills necessary to operate in a premium winemaking facility. We work almost exclusively with high-end Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa county vineyards. The ideal candidate is a team player with an eye for detail and a willingness to undertake the tasks needed for smooth operation of our facility. Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to: sanitation, vineyard sampling, running crush equipment, barrel work, pumpovers, juice/wine transfers, additions and other work as assigned. Requirements and Qualifications: • Previous experience and formal education preferred but willing to train on the job • Able to lift 50 lbs. or more and work extended hours in a physically demanding environment • Able to stand for long periods of time • Ability to follow standard operating procedures and adhere to strict safety procedures

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Spring Mountain Vineyard

Job Description:
Spring Mountain Vineyard Harvest Interns will be involved in all aspects of cellar duties during all stages of harvest. From time spent on sorting tables and pump-over crews, to monitoring ferments and barrel work. The intern will become an integral part of a small, but hard working team all focused on the production of small lot, high quality, Bordeaux varietals from our estate on Spring Mountain. The estate spans 845 acres from the bottom of Spring Mountain to an elevation of 1700 feet with 220 planted acres. With 135 different vineyard blocks, attention to detail is paramount along with a good attitude and an ability to roll with the punches.

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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Job Description:
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery in the Napa Valley has openings for cellar workers to join our production team for the 2020 season. This is a seasonal position. St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, Napa Valley sustainably farmed winery. We are located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Our vineyards and winery are certified Napa Green. All of our wines are estate grown, produced and bottled. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Rackings and transfers of juice and wine • Inoculations/additions to juice and wine • Pumpover/punch down of red ferments • Operating crush equipment and presses • Draining and pressing of tanks, including shoveling pomace • Perform Sanitation procedures • Forklift Operation QUALIFICATIONS: • Candidates must have strong communication skills • Must be able to work long hours, up to 6 days a week, and varying shifts, including night shift • Must be able to work mid-August to December • Experience with forklift operations a plus. Forklift certification preferred. • Must have valid driver’s license EXPERIENCE: • Minimum 1 harvest in a winery PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is on their feet most of the day walking. • Ability to lift and move 60 lbs.

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Swanson Vineyards

Job Description:
What can you expect from us? • Long days of hard work in a classic winery with caves. • Learning from the best in the business, from Safety to Wine work • Rotations thru many activities, some old fashion, some cutting edge. • A respectful, professional, and environmentally conscious culture • Forklift training • Competitive pay rates • Harvest completion bonus What do we expect from you? • An open and inquisitive mind • Focus and flexibility • Engagement • The ability to work hard and remain positive • Basic English speaking and reading skills • Basic math skills • Forklift driving skills would be a plus

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Tamber Bey

  • Position: Harvest Interns 2020
  • Job Dates: August 31st through mid-November
  • Pay Range: DOE
  • Contact: Garrett Cosenza
  • Email: garrett@tamberbey.com
Job Description:
Tamber Bey Vineyards is hiring interns for the upcoming 2020 harvest. Interns will be exposed to a wide variety of fruit focusing primarily on high end Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. We will also bring in smaller quantities of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Syrah, Nebbiolo, and Petite Sirah. In addition to the Tamber Bey estate grown wines, interns will see a number of Thomas Rivers Brown’s boutique projects including: Boars’ View, Maybach, Senses, Aston Estate, Rivers-Marie, Shibumi Knoll, Hobel, Jones Family, Kinsella, Hestan, and others. Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to: sanitation, fruit receival, barrel work, processing, fermentation management, drain and press, topping, additions, and potentially forklifting. International candidates will need to secure a visa before applying and all interns will need to provide their own housing and transportation. Specific start and end dates will be decided once the growing season gets further along, but generally the internship begins in August and ends in November. Please include a cover letter with your resume. Prior experience is not required as long as candidates bring a good attitude and strong work ethic to the table and have an understanding of the physical and mental demands of working harvest. The ability to lift 50 lbs., climb stairs, push/pull heavy objects, and stand for long periods of time in both cold and hot weather is required. Candidates will be expected to work long hours including nights and weekends. We are looking for positive, self-motivated, passionate people that push themselves to get better every day. Pay will be determined based on experience and skill level.

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Whitehall Lane

Job Description:
Whitehall Lane Winery is looking for a few great cellar hands for this 2020 harvest! Whitehall Lane Winery is a family-owned winery situated in the heart of Rutherford, with a number of ultra-premium estate vineyards in the Napa Valley. The role is comprised of a variety of cellar tasks in a medium-sized winery. The successful candidates will be in the cellar (88%), lab (6%), and vineyard (6%) assisting in various capacities based on skill set. This position will start in early August and end sometime in November/December depending on the 2020 harvest. This is a seasonal, full-time, hourly paid position. Duties: •  Assist in receiving and processing fruit, sorting, pressing, etc. •  Sanitation of winery & equipment. •  Make additions to juice, must, & wine. •  Perform punch-downs & pump-overs. •  Juice racking, and wine movements from tank to tank. •  Barrel filling, topping, stirring, and racking. •  Monitor fermentations. •  Assist lab and winemaking team in sampling in the vineyard, processing, etc. •  Remove pomace from tanks & presses. •  Record data and complete work orders. •  Vineyard sampling.


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