International Intern - Harvest Winery Worker

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Geyserville, CA, United States

Vinwood Cellars is located smack bang between the picturesque towns of Healdsburg and Geyserville in northern Sonoma County. Surrounded by vines, Vinwood is a large winery specializing in the production of Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux reds and America’s #1 Chardonnay. Due to our diverse range of wines produced, harvest typically runs longer than usual.

We have a passionate team with a wealth of experience and are looking for individuals to join us for the upcoming harvest. If you are a fun-loving, energetic, hardworking wine enthusiast that thrives to work in a team environment we would love to hear from you.

Job Roles / Responsibilities

Working in an indoor / outdoor facility and reporting to directions given by the Cellarmaster and Winemakers, the successful applicant will have opportunities to perform the following:

  • Red fermentation management – pump overs, rack & returns, temperatures
  • Additions – yeast, acid, nutrients including calculations.
  • The use of all cellar equipment (and most importantly) it’s cleaning & sanitizing.
  • Barrel work – filling, cleaning, racking and topping.
  • Racking, transferring and the movement of juice and wine.
  • Taking samples and helping the lab team when required.
  • Forklift operation, moving barrels and case goods.
  • Following and observing all safe cellar practices
  • Special projects and experiments when required.

Requirements

  • Previous harvest experience is preferred but not 100% necessary and a degree in winemaking/enology is favorable.
  • Effective communication skills in English.
  • The ability to work long hours through the busy harvest time.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs as required.

The successful applicant must provide their own transportation while some assistance will be provided to help find housing. A weekly harvest lunch will also be enjoyed!

All applicants must pass a drug and physical test after receiving an offer of employment to be eligible to commence employment.

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