Harvest Production Assistant
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Passionately focused on Rhone varieties, Andrew Murray Vineyards has consistently crafted highly acclaimed wines in the Santa Ynez Valley for 28 years. We also produce Bordeaux/ Burgundian varieties for our second label, E11even. We are proud to farm over 150 acres in 3 different AVAs, which we harvest for our own labels as well for several different clients. We typically ferment between 300-400 tons, depending on the year.
Mid December or later*
Our Intern will work closely with the Winemakers and Production team. We aspire to teach the right candidate all aspects of winemaking, from grape to bottle. Once harvest kicks off, the work will be very challenging, with very long hours. We hope to provide an environment that is both fun and rewarding for our interns. We will share lots of burritos, sandwiches, local and international wines and plenty of cold beers. This is a rare and great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in quality wine production, with a reputable winery and have a good time in the process. The ideal candidate for this position can handle physically demanding work yet mentally stay focused for long hours at a time. We will require availability to over 6 days a week from September through November. Must be flexible to work any day of the week and any shift. We are unable to hire someone who can’t commit to full time work during these months.
Tasks will include but not limited to:
-Assist with bottling prep and work on the bottling line.
-Vineyard maturity and tracking
-Sample collection and record keeping
-General harvest operations
-General cellar and lab work
-Sterilization and sanitation processes
-Fermentation monitoring and evaluation
-Ability to climb, bend, and lift (up to 60 lbs) required.
-Previous harvest a plus but not required.
-Spanish speaking is also plus but not required
-Excitement and passion for winemaking a must!
-Attention to detail is crucial
-Positive attitude, openness to learning and hardworking are essential. During harvest, days are long and our team is small. It is necessary that any intern be willing to do whatever work is necessary to ‘get the job done’. We operate on the policy that if you give 100% effort, we will give you 110% back.
*We might have a full time position available for the right candidate*
**We do not provide housing but will assist any out of area candidates**
**We cannot accommodate international applicants at this time**