Internship INformation
Job Title Harvest Intern
Location  Paso Robles
Company Name  ONX Wines
Company Description  ONX Wines is a small collective of employees seeking to create an authentic Templeton Gap experience through our winemaking and our beautiful estate. Located in the heart of the newly formed Templeton Gap AVA, ONX Estate is a 122 acre property running along the Santa Rita Creek that is home to 31 acres of a wide range of varieties ranging from Bordeaux and Rhone to Spanish. At our new winery in the Tin City area just south of Paso Roble, we craft these varieties in small lot fashion before eventually creating a wide range of blends. In Tin City, we find ourselves in a melting pot of other small producers, where a large array of styles and ideas can be found walking distance from each other. In Production, not only are we exposed to the bounty of our own estate but also get to work with clients that we provide harvest crush and winemaking services to as a custom crush facility. 
Job Description

 ONX Estate Wines is looking for experienced, hard-working, detail-oriented interns to join us for the 2016 vintage of our new winery in the Tin City area of Paso Robles.  Interns will join our small, three-employee production team in processing small, premium lots of more than a dozen different grape varieties over the course of the vintage and be exposed to all facets of the winemaking process.  This will include (but not be limited to):

•       Crush-pad and sorting-line operations
•       Fermentation management (i.e. pump-overs and punch-downs)
•       Barrel work (filling, racking, cleaning, etc)
•       Sampling (in cellar and vineyards)
•       Wine and must additions
•       Participation in on-site benchmark tastings, lot evaluations, and blending trials
•       Laboratory analysis
•       Bottling prep and bottling line operations

Successful candidates must:
•       Have an understanding of fruit processing and fermentation
•       Have a minimum of one year harvest cellar experience
•       Possess great attention to detail
•       Work well as a team member
•       Be available to work from approximately early August through mid November
•       Be dependable and flexible to work overtime, weekends, and holidays
•       Have a clean DMV record and a current driver’s license
•       Prior forklift experience/certification is strongly desired, but we are willing to train the right candidate
•       Be ability to read, write, and communicate in English and perform basic math
•       Possess a good sense of humor and love for wine

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
•       Walk, kneel, bend and stand for prolonged periods
•       Climb stairs
•       Lift and/or move up to 60 lbs
•       Work in both cool cellar temperatures and warm Paso Robles outdoor temperatures/conditions
•       Navigate steep and uneven vineyard terrain for sampling

This job will be a great opportunity to join and learn from a small, experienced team of passionate wine growers and to experience the full cycle of wine, from vineyard to glass.  We look forward to hearing from you!  Please submit resumes to Drew Nenow at Drew@onxwines.com.

ONX Estate Wines, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Type Seasonal
Pay Scale  
Start Date Early August
End Date Mid November
Other Information  
Contact Instructions Drew Nenow
Contact Address

2910 Limestone Way

Paso Robles, CA


Email drew@onxwines.com
Web Link onxwines.com




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