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Submission #1566

Cellar Internship
Seasonal F/T
Opolo Wines
Templeton , CA
Opolo Wines is looking for some awesome, energetic people to join our cellar crew for 2024 harvest. Working in the cellar, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of crush activities while learning from a highly motivated and dynamic production team! The work we do is challenging but rewarding. Our goal is to make the best wine possible and have fun while doing so!
$17 and up (DOE)
Positions/Shifts Available
• Monday-Friday, plus either Saturday or Sunday during peak harvest
Morning: 5am to 3-5pm
Night: 1pm to 11pm-1am
• Thursday to Monday Shift: more flexible
if you are taking classes during harvest.
-Morning or Night Crew

Duties to include but not limited to:
• Running crush equipment
• Barrel work.
• Sorting fruit
• Cap management(pumpovers/punchdowns)
• Press operations.
• Juice/wine transfers
• Additions and inoculations
• Brix/temp of fermenting tanks
• Assist with draining/pressing.
• Equipment sanitization/ cleaning
• Other harvest-related duties as required.
Prior harvest experience is desired but not essential. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, detail-driven individuals who possess an aptitude to work independently as well as part of a team. Candidates should have good communication skills, be reliable, and punctual, prepared to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, day shifts, night shifts, and holidays.

All candidates will need to be fit and capable of working long hours, lift weights up to 50lbs, and endure extended periods walking, standing, and climbing ladders. All safety protocols must be adhered to while employed by Opolo Wines. Candidate must have reliable means of transportation and a clean driving record.
To apply, please send your resume to

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