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Title Harvest Cellar Intern
Employer Big Basin Vineyards
Employment Location Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Company Description Big Basin Vineyards focuses on producing small-lot and single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rhone varietals from our Santa Cruz Mountain estate vineyard (Certified Organic) along with other exceptional Santa Cruz Mountain and Gabilan Mountain vineyards. We produce approx. 5,000 cases.
Type Seasonal F/T
Pay Scale DOE
Employment Start Date 8/2018
Employment End Date 11/2018
Job Description We're looking to hire two interns for the 2017 harvest! Prior experience is preferred, however hard-working individuals with a knowledge for wine and wine production will not go overlooked. The winemaking team will consist of the Winemaker, Assistant Winemaker and two interns. This is a great chance to be a part of the decision making process in terms of all harvest logistics. Interns will carry out a wide variety of hands-on, small-batch winemaking tasks in all facets of harvest work. The position will last from approx. August through mid-November. This position would typically be 40 hours per week (though an 80 hour week is possible) over an 8-10 week period, depending on picking schedules.

On-site housing is available.

We strive to create a positive learning experience here at Big Basin. Our wines are produced with minimal intervention techniques using native primary/secondary fermentation, minimal additions, unfined/unfiltered.

The interns will work closely with staff in a unique and fun atmosphere. Duties and responsibilities will include assisting in and/or carrying out the following:

-Harvest preparation
-Cleaning and sanitation of winery equipment (fermentation bins, destemmer, shaker table, press)
-Vineyard Sampling
-Processing of incoming fruit (weighing fruit, sorting fruit, running the destemmer/shaker)
-Fermentation maintenance (pumpovers/punchdowns/Brix and temp)
-Cleaning everything!
-Other winery related tasks
-Laboratory analyses
-Chemwell - T Operations (all enzymatics)
-Malic Acid
-Volatile Acidity
-Free/Total SO2
-Bench Trials

-Possess a positive attitude
-Attention to detail and a commitment to quality
-Motivated and passionate about wine
-Previous industry experience preferred
-Flexible and willing to work varying shifts, overtime, and weekends
-Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
-Ability to accurately complete work instructions individually or in a team
-Ability to lift 50 pounds
-Forklift certification a plus
-Spanish language skills highly valued

Include your cover letter/resume when applying.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Blake Yarger
Assistant WInemaker
Big Basin Vineyards
Contact Info Blake Yarger
Contact Address 830 Memory Lane
Contact Phone 4153021836
Contact E-mail

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