2018 Harvest Internship, Dakota Shy Wine Co., St Helena, Napa Valley, CA

Period: August 15-November 15, 2018

Pay: $15-20/hour

Winery: Dakota Shy Wine Co.

Location: St Helena, Napa Valley, CA

Website: dakotashywine.com

Contact: Pete Hopkins, pete@dakotashywine.com

“Selected interns will have an opportunity to thrive at one of Napa Valley’s newest, state-of-the-art wineries during its second crush. Working intimately with the winemaker, assistant winemaker, and cellar master, interns will learn production tasks from our passionate staff.

Ideal candidates demonstrate an enthusiasm for good wine and hard work. Successful applicants can expect long and fun days during peak production. Previous harvest, wine, microbiology, enology, or viticulture experience is ideal, but not necessary. We have a great full-time group, and are excited to welcome like individuals with palpable passion for production. Employment will begin in mid-August and continue into November.

Our beautiful property is situated on the valley floor within the Rutherford AVA with easy accessibility from Silverado Trail. Our automatic pumpover systems fitted on all fermenters allow interns to spend less time pushing pumps and more time learning valuable skills in wine production. Regular lunches can be expected as a perk most afternoons and as fuel for hard work.

Commonly required tasks include, but are not limited to, work in confined spaces, climb a ladder, stand and walk for long periods of time, repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds, work with winery sanitation chemicals, use personal protective equipment, work outdoors and inside. Fruit Processing, fermentation management, drain and pressing, barrel filling and racking, winery upkeep, and topping make up the fun stuff.

Successful applicants will be over the age of 21, have a valid driver’s license, own a car, find housing, communicate effectively in English, and have legal United States work status. Potential candidates must be willing to work with limited days off. Reliability and self-motivation are essential skills.”