Join the Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Winemaking Team for the 2017 harvest! We source our fruit from world-class estate vineyards to bring into our advanced Alexander Valley winery to produce primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Under the general direction of the Winemaking team at Stonestreet, this position is responsible for the following duties, including but not limited to: collecting grape berry samples from our Alexander Valley Vineyards then using a berry monitoring system at the winery to analyze data for harvest. Additional responsibilities include analysis of juice and wine, monitoring fermentations and record-keeping.
Under the general direction of the Winemaking team at Stonestreet, the harvest interns are responsible for the following duties, including but not limited to:
Collecting grape samples from vineyards
Delivering samples to winery and using a monitoring system to analyze viticultural data
Analysis of juice and wine
Cleaning, sanitizing, and sterilizing all winery equipment and facility
Racking and pumping of juice and wine
Moving hoses and equipment
Making chemical additions to juice and wine
Filling, topping, and racking barrels
Obtaining lab samples
Fining and filtering juice and wine
Operating crusher, presses, and lees filter
Following and observing all safe cellar practices
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
We are looking for someone who enjoys the winemaking process and can work in a fast-paced environment.
Background and Experience:
Prior winery and vineyard experience and/or education in related field preferred. Must have ability to communicate effectively with good skills in reading, writing, and basic math. Microsoft Excel and analytical skills preferred. Must be able to work safely around equipment, electrical outlets, and chemicals. Individuals selected for this position must be reliable, detail-oriented, and have good work ethic. Must be able to work varying shifts, weekends and overtime as needed particularly during the harvest season. Must be able to provide proof of ability to work in the United States and valid driver’s license.
This position requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds.