Harvest Cellar Internship
Midnight Cellars is small family owned vineyard and winery operation in the beautiful town of Paso Robles, CA. Midnight produces estate grown wines from the famed Willow Creek district in Paso Robles. We produce about 7,000 cases of wine for Midnight Cellars along with producing wine for custom crush clients, usually about 12,000 total cases. We have a small tight knit fun winemaking team. We pride ourselves in our passion for winemaking and our ability to put smiles on each other’s face.
Late November to Early December
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for making high quality wine, who has done a few harvests and is looking for more experience or anyone who is just looking to “get their feet wet.” This position works with the Winemaking Team and will be an integral support position, helping with most aspects of daily harvest winemaking responsibilities. This position does not require Cellar or Lab work; however, interns will work with members of the Cellar and Lab to achieve daily responsibilities. This internship is approximately from late August until late November.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)
• Conduct daily fermentation monitoring including tank temperatures, cap inspection and management
• Work with winemakers and cellar hands on pressing, grape receival, grape processing, pump-overs/punchdowns, additions, barrel downs and winery sanitation.
• Perform select lab analysis with aid from Winemaker.
• Assist Winemakers as needed
This is a temporary contract, start as soon as possible and work through early December. Opportunity for full-time employment is negotiable alongside harvest performance. Schedules are determined on an as needed basis to keep up with grape processing. This may include weekend work, and overtime.
Patrick Toomey - Assistant Winemaker