Wine and Viticulture


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Submission #556

Seasonal Harvest Cellar Worker
Seasonal F/T
Tench Vineyards
Oakville, Napa Valley, California
We are a family owned vineyard and winery estate focused on producing ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Oakville, Napa Valley, California. In addition to our estate program, we also make the wines for a few clients at our facility. Wines produced by us have garnered 100 Point scores from The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) and Jeb Dunnuck.
$20/hour, lunch is provided during peak of harvest
Mid-August
End of November
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Clean and sanitize bins, tanks, pumps, crush equipment
-Run the fruit processing line (rake grapes, remove waste, foot stomp grapes)
-Take brix and temp, pull samples, use the FOSS, other basic lab work
-Fermentation management (pumpovers, punchdowns, pulsair)
-Inoculate wine lots and make accurate additions
-Drain/dig out/press off tanks

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
-1-3 harvests experience
-Can follow spoken/written directions in English
-Willing to learn and execute tasks as directed
-Excellent attention to detail
-A team player
-Maintains a positive attitude under pressure and when tired
-Has a genuine interest in winemaking
-Physically able to lift 50+ lbs, climb ladders, and work long hours on their feet
-Can commit to the possibility of working any day of the week, with a lot of potential overtime
-Have forklift experience (a big advantage, though not required. All harvest team members will be forklift certified at the winery following a short course.)
-Must be eligible to work in the US (international applicants must ensure they are able to obtain a visa)

WHY WORK WITH US:
-Experience boutique-size premium wine production in Oakville (in the heart of the Napa Valley)
-See the total winemaking process from walking the vineyard to tasting finished wines in bottle
-Extensive Training – You’ll get forklift certified, have safety training, and receive in-depth explanations about every task you’re expected to carry out.
-Work directly with our small winemaking team and ownership.
-Be part of a harvest family – Barbecues at team member’s homes, meals together at the winery, and post-harvest parties with the team.
-Check out harvest 2019’s video for a deeper look into harvest life at Tench https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdUdwL3CuVE&t=2s
-You can also check out our Facebook job posting(with photos): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2883325456/permalink/10165220540225457/
To apply, email tenchwinery@gmail.com with your resume and cover letter. Please include (1) why you would be a good fit for the Tench team (what qualities/attributes make you an ideal candidate) , (2) what you hope/dream to do in your winemaking career, and (3) your top 3 musicians/artists.

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