Wine and Viticulture

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Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Harvest Intern

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Job Title

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Harvest Intern

Company Name

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars


San Luis Obispo

Company Description

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars is a small, family owned winery in the Edna Valley. We specialize in vineyard-designated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but also work with a wide array of grape varieties. We produce about 15,000 cases annually.

Job Description

The intern position is an entry level position, but cellar experience is extremely helpful. The intern will be working in all facets of the winemaking process, including but not limited to crushing, cap management, and lab analysis. Therefore, a basic understanding of the winemaking process is required. This is a seasonal position, beginning in August and ending in November. Duties and Responsibilities: • Pump-overs, punch-downs, additions • Operating pumps and presses • Assisting in crushing • Tank to tank transfers and barreling down • Lab analysis – Brix, pH, TA, alcohol, RS, ML • Barrel steaming, pressure washing, winery sanitation • Assisting the cellar shift leads in all aspects of the winemaking process Requirements and Qualifications: • Hard working and detail oriented • An understanding and enthusiasm for winemaking and viticulture • The ability to understand written and verbal instruction • Strong problem solving skills • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs and stand for long periods of time • Willingness to work overtime on a regular basis, including weekends • Ability to work early morning and/or late evening shifts • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks

Job Type

Harvest Internship

Pay Range

Depends on experience

Start Date

Late July or early August

End Date

Mid to late November

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Contact Instructions

Email a resume, cover letter, and a brief message about why you are interested in the position





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