Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #151

Paid Harvest Intern
Seasonal F/T
Roche Winery & Vineyards
Sonoma, CA
Roche Winery a 30 year old, small (28,000 case), family-owned winery dedicated to producing award-winning wines in Sonoma. We specialize in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Merlot, for a total of about 14,000 cases. In addition to our own production, we also custom crush 14,000 cases for several other wineries, so the intern will learn the processing methods for the other wineries. Our facility is newly built and this is the first crush at our new location, with some new equipment and some from prior locations.
$15/hour plus overtime
August 10, 2018
October 31, 2018
The harvest job will encompass all aspects of crush activities, including:
Vineyard sampling and analysis
Crushing and pressing of grapes including setup and breakdown
Wine production from grape to barrel
Sanitation of press, tanks and other crush equipment
Tasting and evaluation of juice and wines
Juice and wine analysis
Fermentation monitoring
Wine movements, racking, topping, additions
Each person helping with crush will participate in a Pinot Noir experiment in which they are given 1-3 tons of grapes and they will plan and carry out the fermentation from crush to barrel down. A true learning experience!
Science background desired, students in Viticulture & Enology desired
Must be able to handle long hours, 5-7 days/week, 8-12 hours/day
Must be able to lift heavy loads and climb stairs
MUST have an interest in producing top-quality wines

Students from any school are welcome to apply!
Under 21 years old is OK, but over 21 results in a more full experience by being allowed to taste the products being produced.
No experience necessary, but some experience helps.
Email cover letter and resume to Winemaker Michael Carr

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