Harvest 2018 Intern
Center of Effort Wines
San Luis Obispo
Center of Effort is a small, estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay brand that lives in a large wine making facility in the Edna Valley. In addition to our small lot hand-crafted wines, we are a large custom/AP facility and have a
large bulk wine program.
$12/hr + overtime
Beginning of August
end of October-mid November
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.
The length of the internship varies with the season, but will most likely begin early August and continue through November.