Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #312

2019 Harvest Internship in St Helena, CA
Seasonal F/T
Dakota Shy Wine Co.
St Helena, CA
Dakota Shy is a state of the art winery focusing on small lot Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
August 15
November 15
Dakota Shy Wine Co. is seeking 2019 Harvest Interns!

Selected interns will have an opportunity to thrive at one of Napa Valley’s newest, state-of-the-art wineries during its third crush. Working intimately with the winemaker, assistant winemaker, and cellar master, interns will learn production processes from our passionate staff.
Ideal candidates demonstrate an enthusiasm for good wine and hard work. Successful applicants can expect long and fun days during peak production. Previous harvest, wine, microbiology, enology, or viticulture experience is ideal, but not necessary. We have a great full-time group, and are excited to welcome like individuals with palpable passion for production. Employment will begin in mid-August and continue into November.
Our beautiful property is situated on the valley floor within the Rutherford AVA with easy accessibility from Silverado Trail. Our automatic pumpover systems fitted on all fermenters allow interns to spend less time pushing pumps and more time learning valuable skills in wine production. Regular lunches can be expected as a perk most afternoons and as fuel for hard work.

Commonly required tasks include, but are not limited to, work in confined spaces, climb a ladder, stand and walk for long periods of time, repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds, work with winery sanitation chemicals, use personal protective equipment, work outdoors and inside. Fruit Processing, fermentation management, drain and pressing, barrel filling and racking, winery upkeep, and topping make up the fun stuff.

Successful applicants will be over the age of 21, have a valid driver’s license, own a car, find housing, communicate effectively in English, and have legal United States work status. Potential candidates must be willing to work with limited days off. Reliability and self-motivation are essential skills.
Please contact Pete Hopkins by phone at 814.771.2508 or email
Pete Hopkins

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