MacRostie Winery has been crafting fine wines since 1987. MacRostie is known for vineyard driven style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which the winemaking team captures by using a hands on approach in the vineyard and small lot fermentations in the cellar.
Cellar Harvest Intern
We are looking for six interns to join our dynamic winemaking team during the 2018 Harvest. We have two facilities, one located southeast of the town of Sonoma, CA and one located in Healdsburg, CA.
These six internship positions will be focused on completing Cellar tasks. A willingness to work in either Healdsburg or Sonoma throughout the harvest is preferred, a more central living location would be ideal.
Interns work closely with our permanent production staff in carrying out a variety of hands-on winemaking tasks. This includes but is not limited to:
- Sanitation of winery and all winery equipment
- Punch downs and/or pump overs of red fermentations
- Inoculations and additions to wine and/or juice
- Operation of crush equipment, pumps, and press
- Racking juice
- Filling, topping, and stirring barrels
These daily tasks will be performed around a core of cleaning duties, preceded and followed by more cleaning; wash, rinse, repeat.
We are looking for people with a passion for wine and great enthusiasm for crafting wines of exceptional quality. Due to the dual locations of our production and vineyards ideal candidates would have the flexibility to work at either one of our facilities throughout the harvest period depending on work load. This also provides the opportunity to be intimately involved in both our premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production.
The ideal candidate will have prior harvest experience, but enthusiastic applicants without direct cellar experience are encouraged to apply. What we do require, above all else, is a positive attitude. Additional job requirements include keen attention to detail, sense of urgency, effective communication skills, dependability, ability to work well within a team, willingness to work hard, get dirty and wet, clean scrupulously, and have fun while doing so.
- Works well in a team setting
- Knowledge of basic cellar procedures
- Attention to detail
- Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs and stand for long periods of time, able to work long hours at peak times
Applicants should be prepared to work a variable schedule and extended hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays. The estimated timeframe for this position is from mid August through the harvest season (typically end of October). There is potential for one or two positions to stay on longer to finish up wine work and clean up equipment/winery post-harvest.
Interested parties please email cover letter and copy of resume
(No drop-ins or phone calls, please)
Non-U.S. citizens must secure a J-1 Visa.