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Title Harvest Vineyard Intern
Employer Shake Ridge Vineyards
Employment Location Amador County in Sierra Foothills
Company Description Shake Ridge Vineyards is a small family owner vineyard outside of Sutter Creek in the Sierra Foothills. We produce 46 acres of 12 varietals, for our own winery, Yorba Wines, as well as 25 small premium winemakers. Our customers include Keplinger, Favia, Turley, Dirty and Rowdy, Tribute to Grace, Buccella and many more.
Type Internship
Pay Scale $12-15/hr DOE; Lodging provided
Employment Start Date August 1, 2017
Employment End Date End of harvest, approx Oct 20th
Job Description This is a very hands-on farming experience, requiring long days in the vineyard, but an opportunity to work varied aspects of vineyard care.
Duties would be (but not limited to):
•Crop estimation and final crop adjustment
•Vineyard scouting
•Bird netting – application and removal
•Harvest maturity sampling and lab analysis including brix and pH
•Harvest – tractor driving, leafing, forklift and hauling small lots to wineries
•Other vineyard work as needed. This is a hands-on position, requiring long periods of physical work outside, each day.

Qualifications:
•Pursuing or received an undergraduate degree in Viticulture, Horticulture, Enology, Agricultural Science, Soils, or other related field
•Have a good attitude, willingness to learn, good team player as well as an ability to work independently
•Strong communication skills
•Be willing to work extended hours outside in all weather conditions
•Be able to stand, bend, and walk for extended hours and able to lift 40 lbs.
•Be able to or willing to learn to drive tractors, ATV, and forklift
•Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
Contact Info Please email cover letter and resume to Ann Kraemer at shakeridgeranch@gmail.com
Contact Address PO Box 1865
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Contact Phone 209 267-5055
Contact E-mail shakeridgeranch@gmail.com
Contact Website http://yorbawines.com
Other Information If you are enrolled in Fall Quarter, we could discuss part time work once the quarter starts.

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