HARVEST CELLAR INTERN 2018 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Thumbprint Cellars

  Geyserville, California

Job Description:
Thumbprint Cellars is seeking multiple Cellar Interns for the 2018 harvest in the heart of Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. 
This is a seasonal, hourly position, beginning early August 2018 and lasting through harvest (typically early November). 
This is a dynamic position which will provide valuable experience in the cellar as well as an opportunity to
work with numerous varietals, and styles. We source the majority of our fruit from the Alexander
Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and Knights Valley. We plan to crush about 80 tons
of our own fruit along with an additional 120 tons for several of our custom crush clients. Between
our clients and ourselves, we work with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petite
Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Viognier, and
Sauvignon Blanc.

We are a values-driven facility where professionalism, positivity, and flexibility are of the utmost
importance. We strive to make premium wines and have a good time while doing it. Candidate
should have an interest in and high capacity for learning new things. They should have a positive
attitude, take direction well, be willing to work hard, be detailed, be accountable, show initiative, ask
questions, and be a team player.

Job Overview:
The intern will be working closely with the Associate Winemaker and full time winery staff to support
winemaking and cellar staff during harvest.
Cellar Duties? (including, but not limited to):
•  Perform additions to wine and must.
•  Assist in receiving and processing fruit, sorting, pressing, etc.
•  Perform manual punch downs, pump-overs.
•  Monitor fermentation Brix and temperature as needed.
•  Racking juice, filling, topping, and stirring barrels.
•  Removing pomace from tanks & presses.
•  Operate crusher/destemmer, press, conveyor, and pump.
•  General cleaning and sanitization of winery and winery equipment.
•  Other duties as needed.

Recommended Qualifications:
•  Cellar experience OR winemaking education is a plus, but not required.
•  Ability to perform the physical demands of cellar work and lift and carry 50 pounds. Bending,
stooping, and climb ladders and barrels.
•  Ability to work long hours/weekends and in various conditions.
•  Passion for wine and winemaking.
•  Positive attitude.
•  Valid Driver’s License required.
•  Must be 21 years of age or older.

Salary Information:
Hourly + Overtime. DOE.

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