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Job Title 2017 Harvest Interns - Talley Vineyards
Location 3031 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande
Company Name Talley Vineyards
Company Description Talley Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that specializes in estate grown chardonnay and pinot noir ideally suited for the climate and soils of the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys. The Talley’s farming history in the area dates to 1948 when Oliver Talley began growing vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Guided by this legacy, a commitment to long term sustainability and a Burgundian winemaking approach, Talley Vineyards focuses on attention to detail in all aspects of farming and winemaking operations. The goal is to produce distinctive wines of consistently high quality that best express the unique character of each of the Talley family’s six vineyard sites in the two valleys.

Job Description

Talley Vineyards
Harvest Internship 2017
Talley Vineyards is seeking three enthusiastic full time interns to join our production staff for the 2017 harvest. We produce about 30,000 cases of wine annually focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc from our 150 acre vineyard. You will participate in all aspects of winemaking from primary processing to barrel. You will be asked to perform cellar tasks in a fast-paced environment. Being a strong member of our team means that you have to take initiative and are willing to do whatever tasks are needed for smooth operation of our facility. This is a great opportunity for students currently studying enology/viticulture to gain some valuable experience or for you to get exposed to the California wine industry. Strong verbal communication skills are a must to succeed in this fast-paced environment.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
• General sanitation of winery - equipment and barrels
• Assist in receiving, weighing, sorting and processing fruit
• Pump operation
• Performing punch downs and pump-overs
• Transfer of wine and juice from tank to tank
• Removing pomace from tanks and press
• Press operation
• Barrel filling and topping
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Other cellar work as assigned
• Fork Lift experience preferred but not required
• Previous winery experience preferred but not required 
Time Frame/Working Hours:
• This position begins approximately early July, 2017 and will complete in late November, 2017 to early December. Student interns plan to take fall quarter off in order to complete this internship.
• Work will usually begin around 7:00 AM; though harvest conditions dictate flexibility, and can include early mornings, partial shifts and weekends. Punctuality is a must.
Please send resume and cover letter to HR@talleyvineyards.com

Job Type Internship
Pay Scale $12/hour
Start Date early July 2017
End Date Late November 2017
Other Information Diana Peterson
Contact Instructions
Contact Address

3031 Lopez Dr.

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Phone 805-489-0446
Fax 805-489-0996
Email HR@talleyvineyards.com
Web Link www.talleyvineyards.com

 

 

 



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