Failla is seeking interns for the upcoming 2018 farming and harvest season. The employment period will be from April to October.
For two decades Failla has been making elegant and expressive Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from the Sonoma Coast to the Willamette Valley. We also make Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay and more.
Interns will gain experience in a wide range of tasks associated with small lot winemaking. If you’re looking for insight into non-standard winemaking, you’ll find it here. While most work will be in the cave and crushpad, you will also be required to travel to our estate vineyards, with overnight stays expected at our Fort Ross-Seaview site.
Expect to work at least 6 days a week, 12+ hour days during the height of harvest. No requests for days off can be granted. We do not provide housing. All lab work is done off-site, no enologists needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Including but not limited to:
• Work bottling line
• Grape receiving and processing
• Cleaning bins, floors, tanks
• Cap management - foot tread, punchdown, pumpover
• Barrel activities - washing, stacking
• Forklift driving
• Vineyard work to include weeding, hedging, suckering, picking
• Prior harvest experience required
• Ability to understand and comply with all safety requirements
• Ability to perform the physical labor necessary
• Effective communication skills
• Good reading, writing and math skills
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to work on a very hot, uncovered crushpad & vineyards
• Valid Driver's License
Respond with a resume by clicking the “apply for this job” link. No phone calls, please.