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Harvest Cellar Intern | Larkmead Vineyards | Calistoga, CA

Posted by kaury.balcom | April 13, 2022

Location: Calistoga, CA (Napa Valley)
Expected Dates: 8/15/22 – 11/1/22<
Salary Range: $18-$21/hour

Job Description:

Larkmead Vineyards is looking for harvest interns for the 2022 vintage. We are looking for positive and motivated individuals who are interested in making premium wine from one of Napa’s oldest vineyard sites. The position will begin with Sauvignon Blanc and Tocai Friulano at the end of August/Early September and will carry on with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and finish with Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvest is expected to wrap up around the end of October, depending on the vintage. We’re seeking candidates who can work well independently as well as in a group setting and are excited about harvest and learning more about winemaking and wines of the world. Lunch is either provided through take out or cooking in our beautiful chef kitchen!

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Fruit sampling
  • Cleaning and setting up crush equipment daily
  • Grape receipt and processing//sorting
  • Fermentation monitoring
  • Nutrient additions
  • Delestage + drains
  • Monitoring automated pump overs
  • Barreling down
  • Digging tanks
  • Pressing

What we’re looking for:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Previous harvest experience is preferred, but good attitude is the most important
  • High attention to detail and motivated learner
  • Can work long hours
  • Has a genuine interest in winemaking and learning more about technique and wines of the world
  • Physically able to lift 50+ lbs. and must be able to stand/move for the entirety of the shift
  • Is available to work any day of the week during peak harvest, with expected overtime hours
  • Must be eligible to work in the US and have excellent understanding/communication in English—any international applicants must ensure they are able to obtain a visa
  • Have reliable transportation to work and housing for the duration of harvest (we can try to help you find both, but we cannot provide either)