Internship INformation
Job Title Harvest Intern
Location San Luis Obsipo, CA
Company Name  Stephen Ross Wine Cellars
Company Description Stephen Ross Wine Cellars is a family owned and operated winery and tasting room in the city of San Luis Obispo specializing in ultra-premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Wines are made from a 9-acre Estate vineyard in the Edna Valley, as well as purchased fruit from vineyards in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey.  Annual production is 16,000 cases including custom/contract winemaking. This is a cellar worker job, which entails basic wine movements, tank racking, barrel racking, blending; set up and operate cross flow filter, plate and frame filter; top barrels; forklift operation, prep for mobile bottling line, pump and hose sanitation, organize and keep cellar equipment clean at all time, maintenance of cellar equipment, clean and steam barrels and shift leader during harvest.
Job Description

 The intern position is an entry level position, but cellar experience is extremely helpful.  The intern will be working in all facets of the winemaking process, including grape sampling, crushing, inoculations, and lab analysis.  Therefore a comfortable understanding of the winemaking process is required.  This is a seasonal position, beginning in August and ending in November. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Pump-overs, punch-downs, inoculations, additions
•       Operating our two presses, wine transfers, barreling down 
•       Assisting in crushing 
•       Vineyard sampling
•       Lab analysis- pH, TA, alcohol, RS
•       Barrel steaming, pressure washing, winery sanitation
•       Assisting the cellar shift leads in all aspects of the winemaking process

Requirements and Qualifications:
•       A hard working and detail oriented personality
•       A strong enthusiasm about winemaking
•       An understanding of winemaking and viticulture
•       Ability to lift and carry 50lbs and stand for long periods of time
•       Willingness to work overtime on a regular basis
•       Ability to work early morning and/or late evening shifts
•       Ability to multitask and prioritize 

Job Type Cellar and Vineyard Intern
Pay Scale  
Start Date Early August
End Date Mid November
Other Information  
Contact Instructions  Please email a resume and cover letter to the email address below. 
Contact Address

178 Suburban Road

San Luis Obispo, CA


Phone (805) 594-1318
Email wynne@stephenrosswine.com
Web Link  www.stephenrosswine.com




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