2024 Harvest Interns

May 11, 2024
$22 - $23 / hour
Application ends: June 30, 2024
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Job Description

Brasswood Cellars is looking for Harvest Interns to join us for the 2024 season. If you are a hardworking, passionate person who pays attention to detail and thrives in a bustling, team-driven environment then look no further! All levels of experience will be considered, but we’d prefer at least 1-2 harvests prior experience. We are a tight knit group looking for some key team players during harvest. We work hard, but try to make it a fun, engaging, learning environment.

Wondering what you’d do?—Our Harvest Interns:
• Assist in processing fruit to tank, tank sanitation, and cleaning equipment and winery.
• Manage fermentations via pumpovers, punchdowns, Brix and temp checks, additions and inoculations.
• Perform basic sampling
• Work with a lot of barrels: cleaning and sanitation, filling, racking, battonage, and topping.
• Become skilled at the following cellar work: managing tank headspace, pump operations (air, PC, and bulldog), forklifting, pallet-jacking.
• Work with seasoned staff on Red and White Press Operations.

What if you’re a Lab Intern?—You’ll:
• Perform basic lab analysis (pH, VA, SO2,TA, Alc.)
• Pull samples of juice, wine, and grapes
• Run enzymatics for malic, G/F, YAN, NOPA
• Help Cellar crew with Yeast inoculations and additions
• Maintain product inventory in VinTrace
• In essence, you’ll learn the science behind the art!

Some other key aspects about working at Brasswood. You’ll experience:
• Working with an amazing full time staff
• Word-class fruit from AVA’s all around Napa and Sonoma
• Making some of the best wines in the Napa Valley with amazing Winemakers
• Learning every aspect of winemaking during harvest
o An opportunity to use all equipment, crush pad to press
• A longer employment period starting mid-August running through December
• Free coffee daily from the bakery (best breakfast burritos in town),
o 50% discount on food and wine
• Lunches provided 4 days a week during harvest.

A little we expect from our Harvest Interns:
You are–
• Passionate about winemaking and learning new things
• Ready to work hard, positive and have a great team player attitude.
• Organized, great attention to detail, and possess great problem solving skills.
• Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Able to work day or night shifts with extended hours. Weekend work is expected.
• Able to read, write and perform simple arithmetic.
• Able to work in small confined spaces and high places.
• Able to stand for long periods of time.
• Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
• A foodie? Excellent! Most of us at Brasswood love to cook as well as geek out on wine!
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