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Harvest 2018 Intern - Finger Lakes

Heart & Hands Wine Company

Union Springs, NY

Job Description:

Heart & Hands Wine Company is seeking a part-time harvest intern for the fall / harvest season. We are a small boutique winery in the Finger Lakes with a focus on Pinot Noir and Riesling. Because we are a small operation, this is a very hands-on position with opportunities to assist in many facets of vineyard management and wine production.

Description, Duties, and Responsibilities:
•  Assist with the bottling of the remaining 2017 wines
•  Grape receiving, picking, sorting and processing
•  Juice and wine rackings and transfers
•  Yeast and nutrient additions to juice and wine
•  Equipment Cleaning and Sanitation
•  Punch-Downs & Pump-Overs
•  Barrel Prep / Filling
•  Fermentation monitoring / Juice analysis (Brix, pH, TA),
•  General winery clean up

Qualifications:
•  Degree or coursework in winemaking/fermentation sciences is a plus
•  Candidates should demonstrate a passion for premium wine production, good communication skills, attention to detail and a strong work ethic
•  Candidates must be able to physically perform all cellar duties related to harvest, vineyard management, and cellar work
•  Willingness to learn our production methods and a mind for quality control are a must
•  Must commit to working full-time plus extended harvest hours through our harvest season
•  Must be highly organized and maintain accurate attention to details
•  Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment safely
•  Ability to work flexible and extended hours on short notice
•  Must have a valid driver’s license with good driving record and car to get to and from work
•  Must be at least 21 years of age and have legal United States work status

Work Environment Requirements:
•  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work extended hours in a physically demanding environment
•  Ability to sit, stand, and walk on uneven surfaces for extended periods of time
•  Perform work duties inside and outdoors

Timing and Hours:
•  Position runs from mid-August through mid-November
•  40+ hours/week

To Apply:
Please email your resume and a brief cover letter.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, May 15th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Salary Information:
$15 / hour