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Another year, another chorus of winemakers complaining about the 2 brief months a year they work nearly as hard as a vineyard worker. I know, I know: it's really hard to wear work clothes, briefly. Maybe you could just get an intern to work so you can keep your glamorous clothes on? Just an idea....
Don't worry, you winemakers: Soon your requirement to do actual work will be all over. You can go back to arriving at 10:00, spending a week writing a blog, and giving interviews about how important the vineyard is.
Also, those ain't bees. They're yellow jacket wasps.
Robert from Lodi comments:
I don't know what fantasyland winery you work for but I will still be coming in at 6:30-7 am after harvest and staying until 4:30-5pm. Interns are a luxury but you still have to do the same amount of work since you need to watch said intern and fix their mistakes. No, we dont work as hard as a vineyard worker or a cellar worker but we put in our hours just the same. Also the vintage, wine quality and reputation of the winery is riding on our shoulders so if things get screwed up it is our fault and we are looking for a job. No pressure, just sit back, watch how many visits on our blog have come in that day and phone in a interview or two. Maybe we will get a haircut and a mani-pedi for that photo op in the vineyard. I just need to watch out for those bees-oh I mean yellowjackets.