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Job Title Harvest Internship
Location Arroyo Grande, CA
Company Name Center of Effort Wines
Company Description Center of Effort Wines is a boutique winery and custom crush operation located in the Edna Valley. Founded in 2008, we specialize in handcrafted, estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in addition to custom processing and bulk wine storage for client wineries. Center of Effort is looking for motivated students to join our winemaking team for an immersive and hands-on harvest experience.
Our internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in both large and small scale harvest operations.  As a part of our small team, interns will participate in every step of winemaking and become familiar with a wide variety of equipment and procedures.
Job Description

Duties include: vineyard sampling, fruit sorting, operating crush equipment, punch downs, pump overs, wine and juice transfers, bulk wine shipping/receiving, additions, inoculations, cleaning and sanitation, barrel work, and some lab work.


At Center of Effort we embrace the detailed, labor-intensive methods required to produce the finest wines. We strive to educate our interns in all aspects of winemaking while providing them a real world harvest experience. As such, applicants should be prepared to work extended hours in a physically demanding environment. This includes the ability to work in various temperatures, in bending or kneeling positions, and being on your feet for more than 8 hours a day.  Qualified applicants are students with a positive attitude and strong desire to learn.  Ability to follow direction and keen attention to detail are required. Applicants must be able to lift 50lbs and be comfortable with heights and confined spaces.

Job Type Cellar Intern
Pay Scale  
Start Date Mid-August
End Date Mid-November
Other Information  
Contact Instructions Please submit a cover letter and resume to kat@centerofeffortwine.com
Contact Address  2195 Corbett Canyon Road

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Phone (805) 782-9463
Fax (805) 782-9463
Email kat@centerofeffortwine.com
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