Kukkula is looking for a harvest intern who will work directly with the winemaker and assistant winemaker. We are on the west side of Paso Robles in the Adelaida District and are focused on Rhone-centric blends that come from our estate grown, dry-farmed and organic vineyard. Small production, handcrafted wines of the highest quality is our only focus, and we're looking for a teammate who is excited to learn what it takes to make it happen.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, vineyard sampling, help with harvesting. pump-overs, punch-downs, delestage, sorting fruit, light lab duty (pH, TA, brix and temp), digging out tanks, barrel work, and lots of cleaning/sanitizing.
Harvest hours can be long. Although we will try to maintain 40 hour weeks, harvest days can happen any day of the week, so you’ll need to be available on short notice. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, the ability to pay attention to detail, and be able to lift 50 pounds.
The starting date will be from mid-August, into November. Prior harvest experience is preferred, but not mandatory.
Compensation will be dependent on prior experience.