Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #546

Harvest Internship 2021
Tamber Bey Vineyards
In 2012, Barry Waitte purchased the 22-acre Sundance Ranch in Calistoga, and received approval to convert a 15,000-square-foot covered riding arena into a 60,000-gallon winemaking facility. Thomas Rivers Brown designed the facility with 36 closed and open-top fermentation tanks. Tamber Bey winery was in full operation for the 2013 harvest. Two 5,000-square-foot barrel rooms are maintained at different climate zones for optimal ageing.

Tamber Bey’s portfolio of wines are made under the leadership of winemaker Derek Flegal. Thomas Brown is consulting winemaker. The wines are made from Waitte’s estate-grown fruit from Napa Valley’s Yountville and Oakville AVAs, and from grapes carefully sourced from select vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties. The winemaking staff also produces wine for 20 custom crush clients.
August 16th, 2021
November 19th, 2021
Tamber Bey Vineyards is hiring interns for the upcoming 2021 harvest. Interns will be exposed to a wide variety of fruit while focusing primarily on high-end Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. We also bring in smaller quantities of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Syrah, Nebbiolo, and Petite Sirah. In addition to the Tamber Bey estate-grown wines, interns will see a number of Thomas Rivers Brown’s boutique projects, including: Boars’ View, Maybach, Senses, Aston Estate, Rivers-Marie, Shibumi Knoll, Hobel, Jones Family, Kinsella, Hestan, and others.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: sanitation, fruit receiving, barrel work, processing, fermentation management, draining and pressing, topping, additions, and (potentially) forklifting.
International candidates will need to secure a visa before applying—however, in times of pandemic, gaining such a visa will be difficult. All interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Specific start and end dates will be decided once the growing season progresses, but generally the internship begins in August and ends in November. Please include a well-written cover letter with your resume.
Prior experience is desired; however, it is not required. What Tamber Bey values to a greater degree are positive attitudes, great work-ethics, and the ability to adapt with the season. As with most agricultural jobs, the capacity to lift 50 lbs., climb stairs, push/pull heavy objects (like pumps and stem bins), and stand for long periods of time in both cold and hot weather is required. Candidates are also expected to work long hours including nights and weekends.
Ideally, we are looking for positive, self-motivated, passionate people that push themselves to learn and get better every day.
Pay will be determined based on experience and skill level.
Please attach a resume and cover letter

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