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Harvest Intern/Bella Union Winery

Rutherford, CA

Job Description:

Founded in Oakville, California in 1885 and restored in 1979, Far Niente is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Bella Union is our youngest winery and specializes in creating Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from carefully selected Napa Valley vineyards.

Our Bella Union facility in Rutherford primarily focuses on our Bella Union brand but also assists in production of our family of wineries' other brands.

Bella Union Winery is seeking harvest interns to assist with the production of high-quality wines from Napa Valley. This position will start in August and will run through mid-November (depending on the season).

Key Responsibilities:
  • Cellar cleaning and sanitation
  • Grape processing/sorting
  • Cap Management
  • Helping with additions to juice or wine
  • Assorted cellar work, barrel work, wine and juice movements, bottling.
  • Operate pumps and harvest equipment
Qualification Requirements:
  • Winery experience preferred but not required
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Forklift experience is a plus
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Ability to work independently or in a team
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours, nights, and weekends during harvest and bottling
Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs.
  • Walk, kneel, bend, and stand for prolonged periods of time

Partially subsidized on-site housing will be available on a first come first served basis.

Our Story:

A dedication to winemaking in its highest form, paired with a focus on house style, vineyard ownership, social responsibility and legendary hospitality, has established Far Niente as one of the world's great wine estates and provided the foundation for growth of our other varietals.

Over the years, five exceptional wineries have been proudly added to the Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards: Established in 1989, Dolce is the only American winery dedicated to producing a single late harvest wine. Our second Oakville winery, Nickel & Nickel, focuses on 100-percent varietal, single-vineyard wines from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyard appellations. In 2007, we launched EnRoute, which is committed to crafting focused, textured Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Bella Union specializes in creating a single Cabernet Sauvignon from carefully selected Napa Valley vineyards. And our latest launch, Post and Beam, represents craftsmanship, tradition, legacy and purity in winemaking.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Additional Information:

Date Posted: March 15 2022

Contact Information

Julie Secviar

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