Odette Estate is dedicated to crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. We have a beautiful facility, modern equipment, and provide training that will prepare the novice winemaker for future success. You will work with the five main Bordeaux varietals from the estate, commune with barrel fermented Chardonnay, tame the tannins of Petite Sirah, and visit our sister estates in neighboring Napa AVAs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Cleaning and sanitizing equipment
• Crush pad and press operations
• Inoculations and additions
• Fermentation management
• Barrel shepherding, racking, and filling
• Berry maturation sampling
• Introductory bench chemistry
• Forklift piloting
The ideal candidate can maintain a positive attitude when under pressure and values camaraderie. This seasonal position involves working in a fast-paced, physically demanding environment, while maintaining high standards in all duties. Candidates must be willing and able to lift heavy objects (40+ lbs), stand, crawl, kneel, and climb. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, be eligible to work in the US, provide for their own housing, and possess reliable means of transportation.
Timeframe: August – November 2023 (approximate timeline)