Internship INformation
Job Title 2016 Harvest Internship
Location  Kenwood, CA
Company Name Kunde Family Winery
Company Description At Kunde Family Winery, our winemaking mission is to craft elegant wines with a real sense of place—beautifully balanced and expressive of our dramatic vineyard landscape.

As 100% estate produced wine, each bottle speaks to the distinct soil, climate and topography of our fifth generation sustainably farmed property, nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Nature is the dominant force in our terroir-driven winemaking approach. Sun-drenched days, moderated by cool coastal fog and southerly wind, combine with volcanic gravelly soils and dramatic topography. The result is an ideal backdrop for creating balanced fruit, and full-flavored, complex wines. As winemakers and stewards of the land, we guide the process from vine to bottle by promoting healthy vineyards, walking every row, and sampling every barrel.

Each fall, grapes are hand-harvested in small batches during the cool early morning hours, then gently crushed and de-stemmed at the winery. We employ classic winemaking techniques for all of our estate wines, including the use of native yeasts during fermentation, sur lie aging prior to racking to enhance complexity and depth, and barrel aging in a mix of French, European and American oak for overall balance in the final blend. 
Job Description

 Kunde Family Estate Winery in the Sonoma Valley is seeking Harvest Interns for the 2016 harvest. We are looking for individuals who have a strong work ethic and the desire to gain experience in a very hands on environment. Previous experience in the industry is a plus but is not required.

Qualified candidates will be involved in all aspects of the winemaking process:
-Sanitation of all winery equipment.
-Wine, juice, and must additions.
-Pump-over /punch-downs.
-Barrel and tank transfers.
-Tank/Press dig-outs and cleaning.
-Barrel filling, sulfuring, topping, stirring, and racking.
-Fermentation monitoring.
-There is also opportunity for some lab work including: FSO2, Volatile Acidity, TA, pH, Brix, Temperature, Malic, RS, Alcohol, etc.,

Candidates should have the following:
-Reliable transportation and housing.
-VERY flexible schedule to be able to work as needed.
-Be able to work and stand for up to 12 hours a day, up to 6 days a week.
-Have the ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly.
-Have the ability to bend and lift on the job.
-Have the ability to climb stairs and ladders.
-Must be able to lawfully work in the USA, unfortunately no work program or visa assistance will be given.

Interns will tentatively start September 1st and work until needed, usually into December.

Please no phone calls.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Subject: harvest 2016 intern

Job Type  Harvest
Pay Scale DOE
Start Date Sept 1
End Date Dec 1
Other Information Start and end dates are dependent on work needs.
Contact Instructions Please send your resume with a cover letter to rsolis@kunde.com
Contact Address

2400 Highway 46 West

Niner Wine Estates

Paso Robles, CA


Phone 805-226-4888
Email rsolis@kunde.com
Web Link http://www.kunde.com




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