Harvest Cellar Internship
San Luis Obispo
Chamisal Vineyards is located in San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley. Chamisal Vineyards is comprised of 60 vineyard acres planted. Our focus is on crafting world-class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Grenache from our unique estate winery here on the Central Coast. We care deeply about sustainability are dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming practices and we are SIP certified, both in the vineyard and the winey.
We are a small team that takes pride in making great wines and upholding high standards in our winemaking and vineyard practices. We seek intelligent candidates that are ready to be challenged. Our continued focus at Chamisal is to be leaders in our appellation and in our community. Our harvest internship roles rely on team efforts and camaraderie, effective communication, and a willingness to learn. Enthusiastic candidates who are passionate about learning wine production and cellar operations will gain valuable experience.
Chamisal Vineyards is seeking seasonal harvest interns for the 2021 vintage. The job will focus on all aspects of the winemaking process including but not limited to: Fruit receival, sorting and processing fruit, juice/wine additions, monitoring fermentations, pumpovers/punchdowns, cleaning of tanks and equipment, washing/prepping/filling barrels on stillage, digging out fermenters, operating forklifts, pulling sample for analysis and assisting with lab analysis when needed, maintaining cleanliness throughout the facility.
Candidates must have a good team player attitude and strong work ethic as we will be working long hours in a variety of conditions. Must be able to lift 50lbs and be willing to work weekends and some evenings as needed throughout harvest. Positive attitude is a must and prior cellar/harvest experience is a plus. Enthusiastic candidates will have a great opportunity to learn techniques both in winemaking and cellar operations and much as we look forward learning from you.