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2021 Harvest Internship

Punchdown Cellars

Santa Rosa, CA

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Punchdown Cellars Harvest Internship!

Punchdown Cellars is a premium custom crush facility located in the Russian River Valley AVA. Our 50 client wineries focus on producing top quality, small lot wines. While over half of our client production is Pinot noir, we produce world-class wines of all varietals from all over California. We focus on quality over quantity and take ultimate pride in the success of our client wineries.

Having multiple wineries producing a wide assortment of varietals under our roof, Punchdown offers a truly unique, fun, and exciting harvest internship experience. Interns will get the opportunity to work with a number of different winemakers, different grape varieties, and the resulting differing styles all in one harvest season.

We are looking for people who have harvest experience, who are passionate about wine, have a positive attitude, are detail oriented, enjoy tasting wine, and willing to work hard. Interns will assist in all facets of harvest work including cleaning and sanitizing equipment, sorting fruit, punchdowns and pumpovers, making additions and managing fermentations according to winemaker instructions, barrel work, and other winery-related tasks.

Punchdown is a great place to work vintage to further gain valuable knowledge about winemaking. Many of our interns have gone on to work full-time with our clients here. The people you meet while working at Punchdown will turn into great friends and good connections in the industry.

This position will start mid-August and will run through early November (depending on the season).

Interns must be able to push or pull 100 pounds and lift 50 pounds

Forklift experience is a plus.
Hourly pay is determined based on experience.
A J-1 visa must be secured by individuals without U.S. citizenship.

For more information on our clients and our facility, please find us at

Please email resumes to Kevin Ryan

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Job Posted:
Friday, June 11th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
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Punchdown Cellars
Kevin Ryan