Brian Arden Winery in Calistoga is currently accepting applications for a 2018 harvest intern. Being a small family winery, our focus is always on making the best wine possible with our numerous small lot contracts. This position will run from August 6 until about mid-December, depending on the season. Although temporary, this is an excellent opportunity to build your skills and experience while working with a young and enthusiastic team. We are a tight knit group consisting of Winemaker/Owner Brian, Director of Operations/Owner Amanda, Assistant Winemaker Sam, and the rest of our fantastic staff up front.
Here is a list of requirements for this harvest position:
-Prior experience preferred, but not necessary. Knowledge of the winemaking process is a must.
-Have reliable transportation to and from the winery in Calistoga.
-Ability to lift upwards of 100+ lbs. (empty barrels), as well as shoveling of red skins from fermenters.
-Physically able to climb, crawl, roll, and stand for 14 hours, if needed. Harvest work can be quite brutal at times, so good physical fitness is necessary.
-Excellent attention to detail, especially when it comes to measurements and cleaning.
-Flexible work schedule, most likely working 8-14 hours per day and 6-7 days a week. Our typical harvest week is roughly 40-60 hours.
-Must be able to clean, sanitize, and clean some more. Set-up and clean-up is a huge part of harvest.
-Take pride in getting dirty, sweaty, and tired.
-Be able to change priorities on a whim with a good attitude.
-Enjoy a wide variety of music.
-Sense of humor is a must!
This list is not totally complete. Being a small winery, we must all be able to take on a plethora of duties in order to get the job done. In the process, you will earn great experience and an excellent sense of accomplishment. Making wine is fun and challenging, and we are a team that loves it all. Only apply if you do too.
Compensation will be hourly plus overtime, and depends on experience.
No phone calls or drop-ins please. We will contact you via email or phone after reviewing applications. Depending on the volume of applicants, we may not be able to interview nor respond to everyone.