I'm interested in working a harvest in Napa this Fall. I was hoping to hear from a few people who have done this in the past. What did you think of the experience? Were you able to make some good industry connections? Was it the experience you expected?
I'm not currently in the wine industry, but am seeking to make a career switch. I'd be leaving my full-time job in order to do a 3(ish) month harvest internship, so I'd like to get as much intel as I can before making that decision.
You can either respond to this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to chat! Thank you.
Don't know about Napa, but there seem to be a ton of openings unfilled still in the PNW. Granted, the wineries that even come close to dreaming about the reputation of yours were filled in January. I've just heard grumblings from smaller producers of a labor shortage this year, and even some of the large scale guys like Hogue and St. Michelle have public postings on job boards still. I sort of wonder what's going on.