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Harvest Intern | Ponte Winery | Temecula, CA

Posted by kaury.balcom | July 7, 2022

Ponte Winery

Harvest Intern

Duration: August-November 

Base:$16.00 an hour + available lodging on property


  • 8-12 hour days
  • Some Morning and Evening shifts


Ponte Winery is looking for a Seasonal, Full-Time, Harvest Intern to join our team for 2022 Harvest Season. Must have a US Work Permit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Fruit Processing
  • Sanitation of processing lines/cellar equipment/cleaning of winemaking area
  • Cap Management/Punch downs/Pump overs
  • Barrel work
  • Wine movements, Additions/Inoculations
  • Able to execute both oral and written instructions
  • Digging, draining and pressing of tanks
  •  Other duties, as assigned


  • Follows Winery, department, and legally mandated safety policies and procedures
  • Reports malfunctioning equipment to supervisor immediately

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior harvest experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work in harmony with others
  • Interested in learning more about premium winemaking and has an enthusiastic outlook on learning by doing.
  • Candidates should have good communication skills, reliability, punctuality, and be prepared for the potential long hours.
  • This includes overtime, weekends, day or night shifts, and holidays. Candidate’s schedule must be flexible to cater to incoming fruit.
  • Perform heavy physical work, lifting 50 lbs repeatedly, bending, climbing, push/pulling 100 pounds, or squatting.
  • Stand for long periods & work in a fast-paced environment.
  • **Forklift experience is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Tolerate exposure to outside elements (heat, wet and/or damp conditions, cold).

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