2018 Harvest Intern (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Hamel Family Wines (http://hamelfamilywines.com)

  Sonoma, California

Sonoma Valley, CA Winery 2018 Harvest Intern Opportunity 

Hamel Family Wines, located in Sonoma Valley, CA is seeking harvest interns to be a part of its winemaking team for the 2018 harvest, expected to last from August through November. Successful candidates will share a passion for wine, an interest in learning about organic and biodynamic grape growing and the winemaking process, be prepared to work hard in a team-oriented, exacting work environment, and willing to work long, concentrated hours.

 Harvest Intern Responsibilities Include:

•    Vineyard sampling and flagging;

•    Operating sorting, de-stemming,  and press equipment during grape


•    Fermentation management  (stirring  barrels  for  whites;  rolling  barrels  and

pump-overs for reds), monitoring, and analysis;

•    Performing inoculations and fermentation additions; 

•    Maintaining winery sanitation.

The intern positions will require long, concentrated hours at the  winery including weekends and evenings.


•    Strong work ethic and self starter;

•    Pleasant, team-oriented attitude;

•    Enthusiasm to engage in all winery and vineyard tasks;

•    Attention to detail;

•    Strong communication skills; competency in Spanish is a plus;

•    Ability to lift 50 lbs.;

•    Previous cellar experience is preferred, but not a necessity;

•    Valid driver’s license.

Time Frame: August 13th–November 2018. Exact term of harvest internship is dependent on the growing season (partial term harvest internships may also be available).

About Hamel Family Wines:

Hamel Family Wines is a winery located in Sonoma Valley that produces approximately 5,000 cases of wine per year and is devoted to the production of wines from estate biodynamic and organic vineyards that express a true sense of purpose, place and the fun that was had in making them.

Compensation: $15/hour plus staff meals.

How To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Harvest@hamelfamilywines.com

Thank you for your interest in Hamel Family Wines.

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