Harvest Internship for Michael Browne @ CIRQ (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  CIRQ Estate

  Windsor, California

CIRQ Estate is looking for energetic, enthusiastic winemaking interns to join us for harvest at our estate facility in the heart of the Russian River Valley. We are a small, passionate team dedicated to producing ultra-premium Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay. This is a great opportunity to participate in all aspects of wine production while learning several distinctive winemaking methods in a hands-on setting, following the lead of Michael Browne.

Winemaking Intern Position Description:
Under general supervision, the winemaking intern will assist the production staff in all areas of harvest related activities in the cellar and laboratory.
Applicants must be able to work full-time from mid-August through October, and willing to work overtime and weekends.

Essential Duties:
General sanitation of all winery and harvest equipment
Grape receiving, sorting, crushing and pressing
Brix/Temp analysis on fermenters and barrel lots
Fermentation management including pumpovers and punchdowns
Draining and pressing tanks
Juice additions
Barrel filling and racking
Barrel sanitation, and maintenance
Accurately follow and complete work-orders under general supervision
Forklift operation

Minimum Requirements:
Able to work uninterrupted from mid-August through October
Previous experience working harvest preferred (cellar, lab or vineyard)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational skills
Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills
Current Driver’s License
Able to work various shifts, overtime, and weekends
Able to work under pressure with many different people
Able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
Eligible to work in the United States

Physical Requirements:
Work standing and walking for long hours
Work at various heights, climbing stairs, ladders and catwalks

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