Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1970

Harvest Winemaking Internship
Seasonal F/T
PlumpJack Winery
Napa Valley
PlumpJack Winery possesses a strong reputation for crafting some of the most exceptional wines in the Napa Valley. While our flagship is our Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate in the prestigious Oakville AVA, we are also well-known for crafting outstanding Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah wines. Though recognized for our wines, we have also gained attention for our positive culture, innovative spirit, and our socially and environmentally conscientious efforts.
We are seeking motivated individuals interested in working alongside our Winemaker and Assistant Winemaker to gain invaluable experience crafting wines of remarkable quality. This opportunity is ideal for any aspiring winemaker looking for practical experience as a member of a small winemaking team.
Job Description
• Crush Operations
• Additions to Wine, Juice, and Must
• Juice Inoculations
• Fermentation Monitoring
• Cap Management – Pump-overs and Punch-downs
• Drain and Press Operations
• Barrel Preparation
• Racking and Barrel Filling
• Topping
• Wine, Juice, and Must movements
• Cleaning and Sanitizing Equipment, Tanks, and Workspace
• Grape Sampling
• Forklift Operations
This position requires working in a fast-paced, physically demanding environment, under conditions of physical and mental fatigue, while maintaining clarity, focus, and a positive attitude. Applicants must be willing to stand, crawl, kneel, and climb for many hours, and repeatedly carry heavy objects (40+ Lbs / 18+ Kg) up ladders. We are looking for a team player who is hard-working, reliable, and self-motivated.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, provide their own housing, have a valid driver’s license, and have a reliable means of transportation.
Aaron Miller - Winemaker

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