Kelly Fleming Wines is a small family-owned winery specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon from our 12 acre Estate vineyard in Calistoga’s Simmons Canyon. In addition to working with grapes off of the Kelly Fleming estate, the harvest team works with one high-end custom crush client from the Oakville appellation of Napa Valley.
The harvest cellar intern will be part of a small, hard-working team dedicated to making superb wines. He/she will aid in all aspects of harvest activity including but not limited to: winery sanitation, grape sampling and sorting, pump-overs/ punch downs, drain and press operations, barrel filling, ferm monitoring, and forklift operation.
The ideal candidate is: passionate about winemaking, positive and self-motivated, a good communicator, shows a sense of urgency, takes initiative and is able to multi-task. Flexibility with long hours/overtime work is also important. Previous cellar experience, forklift skills and grape/wine coursework are a plus. An eclectic taste in music and good sense of humor are greatly valued!
Lunch is provided on all grape processing days, and at the end of the season, the harvest team takes field trips to other local wineries, so that interns can see the diversity of wineries/estates that make up Napa Valley.
Approximate timeframe: Mid August – end October depending on season. Intern is responsible for housing and transportation to/from the winery in Calistoga, but winery will help with making arrangements.