Cellar Intern (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Testarossa Winery (http://www.testarossa.com)

  Los Gatos, CA, California


The Cellar Intern will learn and is responsible for assisting with winemaking duties during bottling and harvest seasons in the production department.  Being flexible and adaptive to the changing priorities of management and other departments is essential.  Respecting and upholding stylistic wine and business goals is expected at all times. This temporary (40+ hour/week) position reports to the Senior Production Manager with key interaction with all members of the Production/Winemaking department. This internship opportunity will begin in March 2021 and go through Harvest (usually November or December). Overtime may range from 20-25 hours throughout the season. 



Responsibilities & Essential Functions

• Communicate effectively with supervisor which includes status updates and escalation of problems or potential problems

• Maintain a sanitary working environment (tanks, fittings, hoses, equip., etc.)

• Assist in pre bottling wine preparation: racking barrels, wine transfers,  barrel cleaning and maintenance

• Assist in crush activities: Sorting/de-stem fruit, press operation 

• Assist in cellar activities: punch downs, pump-overs, racking, drains, barrel filling,  

• Assist in bottling line activities: loading bottles, loading packaging, palletizing, bottle QC

• Assist in shipping and packing activities

• Participate in group tastings and team-building projects

• Support general winery operations by filling in other positions/tasks as needed

• Perform other related duties as required and assigned


Professional Requirements

• High school diploma required and college degree or pursuit of degree preferred

• Strong work ethic 

• Good English speaking and literacy skills

• Ability to work well as a team and contribute to group tasks

• Ability to complete work orders independently and willingness to learn

• Passion for wine 


Work Environment & Physical Requirements

• Able to work with a flexible schedule during bottling, harvest and, wine club shipping 

• Ability to lift and carry up 50lbs frequently 

• Ability to stand for the duration of the shift

• Repetitive motions: lifting, reaching, grabbing, climbing stairs, kneeling and twisting.

• Work typically performed both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures

How To Apply

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