Harvest Intern

Halter Ranch Vineyard is located on the west side of Paso Robles (Paso Robles is located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles; it’s approximately 3.5 hours to either city) about 20 minutes from the town center. The property is just over 2,000 acres, with 206 acres under vine; the rest of the property is oak woodland and wildlife habitat. Our owner is passionate about sustainability and land conservation, and this philosophy is deeply rooted in everything we do. Our vineyard is certified sustainable and we have sustainable features to our winery as well. Our owner purchased the property in 2000, the first vintage was in 2002, and we moved into the new winery in 2011.

We are searching for a qualified individual to join our harvest team for 2021. You would work as part of a small crew that participates in all aspects of harvest operations as listed below. The position would start approximately Sept. 7 and end November 19.

The position itself is very versatile and cellar duties include but are not limited to: cap management (pump-overs, punch-downs, delestage), crush pad duties (sorting, cleaning etc.), inoculations, additions, brix, and temp reading, drains, racks, digs, barrel work (steaming, barreling down, racking out of barrels, forklifting barrels), cleaning/sanitizing, bottling, vineyard sampling etc. There would also be ample training on real-time phenolic data (ran in-house), plus inclusion in tastings and exposure to a wide array of job duties within the winery.

During active harvest expect to work six days a week; we always make sure you get one day off, and we usually do not crush on the weekends so those are usually lighter days. During the week we try to keep the days to 12-hour days (normal overtime rules apply; 1.5 times pay after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week), and we have swing shifts a couple times a week where you may be asked to work from 9am-9pm or something similar, but not a full overnight shift.

Submit resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Manager, Michelle Robles: michelle@halterranch.com. This is a full-time temporary position for 2021 Harvest.

Halter Ranch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon job offer.