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2022 Harvest Internship at Inman Family

Inman Family Wines

Santa Rosa, CA

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Job Description:

Inman Family Wines is located in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California. We are a small, family business specializing in Pinot Noir in its various guises - Rosé, Red and Sparkling!

Inman Family Wines’ Russian River Valley estate vineyard, Olivet Grange, is planted to Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It is farmed sensitively using only organically certified inputs and provides habitat for dozens of species of birds and a variety of other wildlife.

Modern farming techniques often emphasize production at the expense of soil health and ecosystem integrity. While this may be an acceptable part of the business for some, we work tirelessly to solve every farming need at the Olivet Grange with a solution that not only produces excellent quality wine grapes, but also enriches the environment around us. We believe that every measure we take to maintain the natural health of our vineyard directly contributes to the unique flavors of our Estate wines.

Our winery building also reflects our “eco-ethics.” The winery was built using recycled and repurposed materials, is solar powered, reprocesses all winery gray-water and stores it for use for irrigation when needed and for fire safety.

In the winery, our goal is always to make wines that reflect the place that they were grown. As a result our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, as well as some of our other wines, are fermented with just the native, wild yeasts found on the grapes. The wines are made without adding water, acid, enzymes, or tannins, which are used to alter alcohol, pH, mouthfeel and structure, respectively.

Inman Family Wines seeks Full-Time Temporary Harvest Cellar Interns for the 2022 harvest season. These are temporary positions; the anticipated length of employment is 1 August through 15 October 2022.

This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a career in the winemaking industry, as there is the possibility of an ongoing full-time role for the right person.

We are looking for people who are energetic, have a great sense of humor, want to learn, enjoy the winemaking process and are able to work in a fast-paced environment.

We offer a $500 bonus paid at the end of your internship.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Harvest Cellar Interns will assist the winemaker the following areas:

Winery sanitation
Grape receiving, crushing and pressing
Fermentation management
Juice racking
Barrel filling

Physical Requirements:

Ability to climb stairs
Ability to stand and walk for long hours
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
Ability to work both inside and outside in varying weather conditions

Experience and Qualifications

Ability to read, write and speak English
Basic math skills
Ability to accurately follow and complete work instructions
Willingness to work long hours including weekends and swing shifts as needed
Previous cellar and forklift experience is a plus but not required
Candidates must be reliable and enthusiastic

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, June 23rd
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:
Internship/Seasonal
Hiring Bonus:
$500
Salary Information:
$20-$25
Reference No:
IFW2

Contact Information:

Inman Family Wines
Kathleen Inman