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Title Seasonal Harvest Intern
Employer Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards
Employment Location Santa Ynez, CA - Santa Barbara County
Company Description We are a small-ish winery in Santa Barbara County producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, all five Bordelaise red varieties, and Sauvignon blanc. These wines are produced from estate grown fruit in 3 different AVAs within Santa Barbara County. We think wine should taste great. We think food should taste great. We think we should learn something every harvest, and work to create a team environment that cultivates safety, quality, education, and deliciousness. Every vintage this is our ultimate priority and our greatest motivation. We hope to build a harvest team that is efficient and energetic with a good sense of humor. We take making wine very seriously, and ourselves not so seriously
Type Seasonal F/T
Pay Scale DOE
Employment Start Date August
Employment End Date End of Harvest (Oct-Nov)
Job Description We are seeking a harvest intern for the 2018 vintage. Job duties will include: general cellar work, sanitation, grape processing, fermentation monitoring, vineyard sampling, sanitation, wine movements such as rackings and barrel work, espresso machine processing, sanitation, moving heavy stuff, sanitation, and more. The duration of the position will be approximately from August 8st through Oct. 31, depending on the timing of the harvest. Starting and ending dates are flexible and subject to change. Wage based on experience. We like and drink good wine, and try to eat good food. Successful interns have been motivated, tough minded, humble learners, generally cheerful, and pay attention to details.

Qualifications should include:

- General knowledge of winemaking practices
- Team oriented person adaptable to small winery conditions.
- Critical thinking skills.
- Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs on a routine basis.
- Able to perform physical labor involved in cellar work.
- Willingness to work long, variable hours, at times 7 days a week.
- Interesting music taste and respect for good coffee a plus.
- Devotion to quality greatly appreciated.
Contact Info Please send cover letter and CV to Tyler Thomas and Jeff Connick
Contact Address 2121 Alisos Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Contact Phone 8056971454
Contact E-mail
Contact Website

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