Center of Effort Wines
Center of Effort is a small, estate Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc brand that lives in a mid-size winemaking facility in the Edna Valley. In addition to our small lot hand-crafted wines, we support client winemakers of various sizes in meeting their quality wine production goals through custom-crush relationships and bulk wine production contracts.
Sustainability, quality, and providing great hospitality are our core values.
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. 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 limited lab analysis.
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.
We strive to create a diverse and engaged team in which contributors from many backgrounds and experience levels can join together, learn from each other and all be valuable contributors. We are committed to the success and professional growth of our interns during and beyond their internship.