Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #803

Harvest Intern
Seasonal F/T
Melka Estates
St Helena, CA
Melka Estates & Winery produces world class Bordeaux Varietals, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc in Napa Valley. We are a small, high quality production winery looking for a hardworking, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and proactive person to join us for the 2021 Harvest. The candidate will work closely with the Cellarmaster and Winemaker and be involved in all aspects of the winemaking process. The ideal candidate will possess a keen for winemaking and desire both to learn from and contribute to practices and historical knowledge at Melka Estates.

Job duties include:

-cleaning and sanitation
-fruit sorting and operating crush equipment
-fermentation management and monitoring
-inoculations and additions
-draining, digging, and pressing tanks
-some lab analysis
-filling, racking, and topping barrels
-data collection and analysis
-assist with winemaking experiments

Qualifications and Requirements:

-Flexible schedule: hours include overtime, weekends, and/or holidays
-Must be 21 years of age
-Excellent English speaking and literacy skills
-Ability to work well in a team as well as in proactively independent scenarios
-Ability to complete work orders independently and willingness to learn
-Knowledge of basic cellar procedures
-Attention to detail and passion for wine
-Must have valid driver's license
-Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time

This internship is anticipated to start in mid August and run through November/December

Compensation DOE

Please send resume to Cellar Master's email
Mid August
please email resume to Greg

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