Harvest Winemaking Intern - Wild Horse Winery at Constellation Brands in Templeton, California

Posted in Manufacturing 2 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

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Job Description

Position Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for making high quality wine. This position works directly with the Winemaking Team and will be an integral Winemaking support position, helping to facilitate daily harvest Winemaking responsibilities. This position does not require Cellar or Lab work, however the Interns will work daily with members of the Cellar and Lab to achieve daily responsibilities.

This is a seasonal job; dates are generally between August and November, depending on the start of harvest. Hours are determined on an as needed basis to keep up with grape processing. This may include weekend work, and overtime.


  • Conduct daily fermentation monitoring including tank temperatures, cap inspection and management

  • Taste and evaluate wines with Winemaking team

  • Assist winemakers with vineyard monitoring and picking decisions

  • Work with winemakers and cellar leads on pressing, grape receival, facilitating and prioritizing workload, writing work orders according to winemaking protocols and entering data

  • Monitor winemaking trials, review of lab analysis

  • Assist Winemakers as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to work from August through the end of November

  • Previous harvest experience in winery production, lab or cellar role

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work various shifts including weekends and overtime

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must have dependable transportation

  • Preferred: Degree in Enology and/or Viticulture, or related field or currently enrolled

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Work Environment:
        -    Works outdoors/indoors
        -    Works in warm/cold climates
        -    Works in high places
        -    Works on wet surfaces
        -    Is exposed to loud noise, dust, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
        -    Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
        -    Must be able to move up to 55 lbs
        -    Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting

  • Occasional travel with ability to work weekends and overtime.

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Ability to stand and walk over rough terrain in a predominantly outdoor environment. Requires frequent and repetitive bending. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Templeton, California

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Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).