Harvest Intern

Donkey & Goat, Berkeley is a husband/wife run winery in Berkeley making natural wines from El Dorado and Mendocino vineyards with a focus on Rhône & Burgundian varietals.  We are now interviewing for our harvest 2013 position and seek an individual who is excited to learn the art and craft of making wines using traditional methods with no chemicals.  Previous harvests experience a plus but not required.

We call the position harvest intern but that’s only really scratching the surface.  Think tired muscles, dirty finger nails and little social life. . Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs repeatedly. A valid driver’s license and a clean DMV record are required.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented and willing and able to work long hours of manual labor. Must be computer literate and experienced with Microsoft Excel and google docs.  Experience with operating forklift is a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean motor vehicle record and your own vehicle.  Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude and be highly dependable.  Candidates must be available to work the entire crush from approximately mid-August through late November. This includes the flexibility to work varying shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays.  You should be ready to suspend much of your regular life for the harvest.  This is an all-consuming adventure and not for the weak or over committed.

Physical Demands:

Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, pull 100 pounds at least twenty feet, stand for long periods and be able to climb ladders and stairs.

 

You will walk away with sore muscles and a deep understanding of how we make our wines.  We are a small winery and you will participate in everything from final blending and racking for our January bottling to sampling vineyards, supervising the harvest, managing the sorting line and you will own fermentation management with daily metrics and punch downs.   You will also get to practice or become proficient at basic lab work monitoring sugars and acids from sampling through fermentation.


If you are interested first READ OUR WEB SITE.  Then, if still interested send your story to intern2013@donkeyandgoat.com.