Last year on the Wine Spectator Forum and Wine Library Forum a young college student put up several postings looking for an internship in a winery in California. Many posters recommended that he contact me, which he eventually did.
We set him up for several weeks working in the vineyards, helping at events and cleaning in the winery. He left having learned a lot and with a new appreciation for what it takes to make wine.
This Winter an email went out to the local grape growers group about another young college student looking for an internship. I responded and set up 'Intern v 2.0'. We liked having an intern last year, so I thought we'd give it a try again. We are definitely leaning towards candidate who are overqualified to be farm workers.
Rajiv, last years intern, is now a senior at Princeton majoring in Chemical Engineering. Rachel, this years intern just graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a degree in Micro Biology and she starts Medical School in the Fall.
I've added a link to follow Rachel's blog as she's here in California and will be posting updates at: