Winemaking Internship (Harvest 2021)
Wente Family Estates
5565 Tesla Road, Livermore CA 94550
Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously-operated, family-owned winery in the country. The wines are 100% estate grown and sustainably farmed in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations. The winery is owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family, who is recognized for their influence in making Chardonnay the best-selling varietal in the country, based on numerous accomplishments over the past 130 years. The development of the Wente clone spread to thousands of vineyards across California and the winery was the first to introduce a varietally-labeled California Chardonnay. The Wente family is proud to be recognized as “California’s First Family of Chardonnay.”
Wente Family Vineyards is seeking interns to join our winemaking team for the 2021 harvest.
Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, Wente Family Estates draws from our estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. This is an exciting role with the opportunity to work with a wide range of varietals and wine styles.
Interns will have a hands-on opportunity to work side-by-side with our seasoned wine making, cellar and quality teams. This is a seasonal position that will start in late-August and last until early-November. Ideal candidates will be energetic, dependable, passionate about making world class wines.
Job duties will include grape receiving, sorting, crushing, pressing, rackings, pomace-transfers, juice/must additions, inoculations, punchdowns, barrel prep/filling, winery sanitation, lab work, vineyard sampling, bottling, and other general winery operations.
Candidates must be flexible to work varying shifts, overtime, weekends, and must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. repeatedly.