Harvest Intern Sauceltio Canyon
Saucelito Canyon Vineyards
1600 Saucelito Creek Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA,93420
Saucelito Canyon is a small family owned winery, located in Arroyo Grande,Ca. Encompassing 15 acres of vineyards and a small production facility. We crush anywhere from 80-100 tons depending on the year.
Five miles east of coastal Arroyo Grande village, the road winds around Lopez Lake, then curls into the upper valley for another several miles. Civilization recedes into the rear-view mirror as you take a dirt road even deeper into the canyon, where you finally encounter a small Zinfandel vineyard tucked gently into the chaparral, as it has been for more than 130 years.
This remote vineyard at Rancho Saucelito once produced some of the Central Coast’s earliest commercial wines. Nearly a century later, it was rediscovered by a dreamer named Bill Greenough, who made his bet on these gnarled, overgrown vines. His bet paid off with one of California’s most notable Zinfandels.
Ever since, Saucelito Canyon Vineyard has remained a Greenough family affair, with two generations now producing a diverse range of limited-production wines while maintaining our winery’s heritage of estate-grown Zinfandels.
$15-$18 D.O.E.+ Mileage compensation of $10 per day/ up to $100 per pay period
You will participate in all phases of winemaking processes as well as the care, maintenance, and sanitation of all equipment and facilities.
What You Will Do:
Performs all aspects of cellar work, including but not limited to wine movements, transfers, and barrel filling; stacking, washing, and maintenance; tank sanitation and preparation, forklift operation; cleaning and maintenance of cellar.Purging and gassing of tanks stirring and topping of wines; clarifying, and blending of juice and
Operates and maintains cellar and harvest equipment.
Cleans and sanitizes cellar; including barrel room, crush and bottling equipment.
Works extended hours as required during harvest season.
Rotates between the following: bottling, cellar, crush, barrel room.
What You Will Need:
Required to be 21 years of age or older.
Required to be physically capable of executing any job tasks.
Required to wear a respirator when necessary.
Required to work all shifts including rotating shift/schedule throughout harvest (day, swing, split, 5x8, 4x10 etc); required to work weekends and overtime when necessary.
Required to work up to 12 hours per day and up to 7 days per week as production demands.