The Meeker Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery in Santa Rosa, CA. We are dedicated to making high quality, artisanal wines. We are seeking hard-working interns with a strong attention to detail for the 2013 harvest. Interns will be involved in all aspects of winemaking and will assist with other winery tasks. Job duties include, but are not limited to:
Cleaning & sanitizing winemaking equipment and cellar
Weighing and sorting grapes before crush
Assisting with crushing and pressing
Pumpovers and punchdowns during fermentation
Collecting samples and recording data on fermenting wines
Moving juice and wine to and from tanks and barrels
Maintenance and racking of wines
Inoculating juice for fermentation
Assisting with bottling and packaging
Assisting with shipping
Previous experience working in a winery is preferred. Requirements for the position are as follows.
– Work at least 40 hours per week, August through as late as December.
– Work on a flexible schedule
– Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
– Ability to work on your feet for the majority of the day
– Communicate with other team members (both oral and written)
Other desirable skills include: Familiarity with winery equipment, ability to drive a forklift, understanding of sanitary practices.
We are not accepting calls for this position. Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.