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Harvest Intern | Talley Vineyards | Arroyo Grande, CA

Posted by kaury.balcom | February 8, 2024

Talley Vineyards is seeking four enthusiastic full time cellar interns to join our production staff for the 2024 harvest. We produce about 25,000 cases of wine annually focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Gruner Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc from our 120 acre vineyard. You will participate in all aspects of winemaking from primary processing to lab work, to bringing the wine barrel. You will be asked to perform cellar tasks in a fast-paced environment. Being a strong member of our team means that you must take initiative and are willing to do whatever tasks are needed for smooth operation of our facility. Strong verbal communication skills are a must to succeed in this fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General sanitation of winery – equipment and barrels
  • Assist in receiving, weighing, sorting and processing fruit
  • Pump operation
  • Performing punch downs and pump-overs
  • Transfer of wine and juice from tank to tank
  • Removing pomace from tanks and press
  • Press operation
  • Barrel filling and topping
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Other cellar work as assigned
  • Fork Lift experience preferred but not required
  • Previous winery experience preferred but not required

Time Frame/Working Hours:

  • This position begins around late July/ early August, 2023 and will complete in late October, 2023 to early November depending on Mother Nature.
  • Work will usually begin around 6:00 AM; though harvest conditions dictate flexibility, and can include early mornings, partial shifts and weekends. Person or persons must be on time. Punctuality is a must.

Contact: Emma Lyon

Talley Vineyards is a family-owned and operated California wine estate producing primarily Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The winery is located in Arroyo Grande Valley, near the town of Arroyo Grande in the southern corner of San Luis Obispo County. Talley farms 120 acres of wine grapes in six unique vineyards located in the Arroyo Grande Valley and Edna Valley AVAs. Talley Vineyards produces 25,000 cases a