Harvest Viticulture Intern

JOB DESCRIPTION

Rack and Riddle Custom Wine Services is a custom crush facility specializing in Sparkling wines. We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated interns to join our team. This is an opportunity to gain hands on experience with many facets of harvest activity, with a focus on Vineyard evaluation and grape maturity analysis. We are looking for interns with the long-term goal of wine industry involvement. The company is seeking to hire harvest interns to start in the May-July time frame, working through end of harvest.

Bonus available for completing the Harvest with us! 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform trials in the cellar to aid Winemaking
  • Operate and manage workflow of the Juice Flotation process
    • Work with Winemaking to schedule and write work orders for Flotation 
  • Assist cellar with receiving and processing grapes
  • Assist cellar with racking and shipping juice
  • Make additions for settling/flotation and fermentation
  • Perform pumpovers and punch downs
  • Perform tanks and general winery sanitation
  • Train on press and high solid crossflow operation
  • Follow safe cellar practices
  • Analysis of grapes for maturity controls
  • Monitoring fermentations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have excellent multitasking skills, good computer skills, be able to work with Excel and Word
  • Must be team-oriented and self-motivated
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills analyzing issues with positive results
  • Able to prioritize workload and efficiently handle deadlines with focused attention to detail
  • Valid CA Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:

Working conditions in certain areas of the winery are cold, wet, slippery and noisy. Job requires candidate to be able to work on their feet for long periods, including the ability to go up and down stairs and bending are required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Rack & Riddle is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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