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Harvest Cellar Intern

Realm Cellars

Napa, CA

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ABOUT US
Realm Cellars is a premium winery located in Stag’s Leap District. As part of a small crew, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of wine production. You will learn technical and sensory skills and have the chance to not just taste our wines, but top wines from all over the world! Experience is preferred but we are also willing to train.

*Harvest Interns will be eligible for a $300 monthly housing stipend*

This seasonal position will start in August and end in November. There is potential to transition into full-time depending on position availability and performance.

SUMMARY
The Realm Harvest Cellar Intern assists the cellar team with all day-to-day harvest operations, including receiving grape trucks, sanitizing tanks, hoses, pipelines, general cleaning, and any other winery related tasks. We are a team of organized, positive, hard-working individuals who focus on achieving quality at the highest level while being efficient in the process and thorough in our winemaking. Ideal candidates have prior harvest/cellar or manual labor experience involving consistent heavy lifting.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
Set up equipment to receive and process grapes
Assist in pressing both red and whites – includes press loading, unloading, press cleaning
Receive and process red grapes
Punch downs and pump overs, drains and dig outs
Tank set up and clean up
Barrel work that includes prepping, filling barrels, topping, and racking
Yeasting and nutrient additions
Perform general housekeeping and cleaning tasks (e.g., sweeping, scooping up debris, using water hoses/pressure washers for wash-down of grounds or buildings, etc.)
Clean and sanitize tanks pumps, fittings, and miscellaneous equipment as directed
Operate cleaning equipment and tools to clean cellar floors, walls, tank pads, outside and inside of tanks, and walkways
Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Must be 18 years or older upon starting employment
Must be able to work full-time hours plus overtime through harvest season (August through November)
1-2 years of cellar experience preferred or 2+ years’ experience performing manual labor involving consistent heavy lifting. Experience in production or manufacturing environment is ideal.
Must have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand instructions in English, Spanish speaking a plus
Ability to multitask and work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
Must be flexible with scheduling changes
Operation of basic hand tools
Forklift skills a plus
Must have an excellent safety, work performance, and attendance record
Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities
Demonstrate reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Full body mobility: Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hand tools, reach and raise hands above the head, climb stairs, kneel or crouch, talk, hear, and accurately taste and smell
Able to lift up to 60 lbs
Hearing ability adequate to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers
Ability to work in a dynamic range of temperatures and weather conditions
Can sustain extended periods of standing or walking on concrete floors
Able to work irregular and variable hours and days
Able to safely and effectively wear all required personal protective equipment
Capable of safely and effectively operating a forklift (forklift certified preferred)
Covid-19 vaccination is required but the company will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job primarily operates in a production facility with occasional exposure to dust, gas, and/or fumes, hazardous material, and high noise levels.
Must be able to work in and outdoors in a variety of temperatures, humidity levels, and weather conditions.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, May 13th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Internship/Seasonal