Harvest 2019 Internship
Flowers Vineyards & Winery
Perched on top of soaring coastal ridges that border the Pacific Ocean, Flowers’ estate vineyards were among the early plantings on the far edge of the Sonoma Coast. Joan and Walt Flowers introduced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along the plantable ridgetops now known as Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard in 1989 and Sea View Ridge Vineyard in 1998. The maritime breezes and coastal fog cool the vineyards during the heat of summer, resulting in distinctive wines with coastal minerality and bright acidity.
End of September or October (flexible)
Flowers Vineyard and Winery is looking for wine-savvy industry professionals to join our team for the 2019 harvest. As a pioneer of the extreme Sonoma Coast, our estate vineyards are at the heart of our winemaking program. Additionally, we work with a collection of small growers throughout the diverse sub-regions of the appellation to provide depth and diversity to our Sonoma Coast blends. At our gravity-flow winery, we employ native yeast fermentation in order to craft Chardonnay and Pinot noir that
reflect the distinct place in which they are grown.
Vintage cellar hands will engage hands-on with the production team through all aspects of the winemaking process. Candidates must possess a passion for wine, be quality focused and have a willingness to work hard. Hours can be long during the peak of harvest. Must be able to maintain a good attitude and work ethic during the long days.
Tasks include, but are not limited to fruit processing and receival, tank and fermentation management, laboratory/daily wine analysis, sanitation, barrel work, vineyard sampling, and press work.
Requirements and Qualifications:
• Previous experience preferred, but not required
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Ability to work 12-14 hour days, 6 days a week, during our peak harvest period
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Must be able to bend over, kneel, reach, and balance on/climb ladders
• Ability to work in all types of weather and climates (hot, cold, windy, wet, etc)
• Must be able to fit through a manual door in a tank
• Ability to follow standard operating procedures and safety protocols
• Must possess a can-do attitude and be willing to perform a variety of sometimes monotonous tasks
• Job will start at the end of July/early August, and has the potential to go until late October.
• Forklift driving is required. Training will be provided, but candidate must be willing and able to operate a vehicle and a forklift.
• Occasional driving of a company vehicle may be required, having a valid drivers license is preferred
Please apply online and include a Resume and Cover Letter. You may also contact the hiring manager, Christina Zapel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Healdsburg, CA 95448
Category: Cellar, Lab and Production
We can be flexible with the end date for this internship. We typically have grapes from mid-August until mid-September. Therefore, interns still enrolled in school will be able to have a harvest experience and be able to return to school for the fall semester.