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Title Harvest Intern
Employer Carlisle Winery
Employment Location Russian River
Company Description Carlisle Winery is a small, ultra-­?premium wine producer located in Sonoma County, California specializing in old-­?vine Zinfandel and red Rho?ne varieties. While most of our fruit is sourced from vineyards throughout Sonoma County (including our own ten acres of Zinfandel planted in the 1920s and two acres of Mourve?dre and mixed blacks planted in 1910), we also work with fruit from some exceptional vineyards in Lodi, Mendocino, Napa Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Paso Robles. Total case production for 2017 will be approximately 9,000 cases (roughly 165 tons).
Type Seasonal F/T
Pay Scale Compensation is highly competitive and depends on experience.
Employment Start Date August 21, 2017
Employment End Date November, 2017
Job Description The ideal applicant is enthusiastic, dependable, self-­?motivated, and very detail oriented. Excellent communication skills, the ability to perform physically demanding tasks, and the willingness to work long hours are also required. Applicants should possess, or be in the process of acquiring, a BS/MS in Enology, Viticulture, or a related field and at least one harvest’s experience. With no formal wine-­?related education, previous experience of at least two harvests is required.
Duties will include:
• Crushpad work (fruit sorting, cleaning crushpad equipment, etc.)
• General cellar work (pumpovers/punchdowns, yeast/nutrient additions, “digging”
tanks, press operation, barrel downs, topping, general winery upkeep and
sanitation, etc.)
• Cleaning
• Basic lab work (brix, pH, temperature, etc.) and data recording
• Working side-­?by-­?side in vineyard with winemaker and owner performing fine-­?tuning
viticulture tasks such as suckering, leaf-­?pulling, and green dropping (an excellent
opportunity to have in-­?depth discussions on viticulture and winemaking)
• Visiting vineyard sites and monitoring grape maturity
• Assisting owner in managing vineyard picks
Our winery is situated south of the town of Windsor in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. We produce small lots of Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourve?dre, Grenache, Semillon, Palomino, Gewu?rztraminer, Gru?ner Veltliner & Muscadelle.
Contact Info Please forward resume & cover letter to:
Paul Weldy, Cellar Master, at:
paul.weldy@carlislewinery.com
Contact E-mail paul.weldy@carlislewinery.com
Contact Website http://www.carlislewinery.com/index.html
Other Information Accommodations are available on the winery property (unfortunately no pets allowed) at a very reasonable rental rate.

Incomplete applications and/or those not meeting the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.

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