Posts Tagged ‘harvest internship’

From the Archives: Intern Reflections

Every year, we ask our interns to write about their experience of harvest at Donelan Wines. Here is a message in a bottle from Derek Plance, 2013 Harvest Intern:   Harvest is where hard work, a lot of hurry up, and occasionally a bit of waiting, make up a very special time of the year […]

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Harvest Winery Internship 2013

At Donelan Wines, harvest is an opportunity to open our doors to eager, hardworking individuals who want to learn more about winemaking and to be exposed to some exciting terroirs in northern California.  Every year we hire a few harvest interns to participate in the many facets of the winemaking process.  We are happy to […]

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Donelan Wines: Thanksgiving 2013

Here at Donelan Wines this Thanksgiving, we want to give thanks for another terrific year in Sonoma County.  2013 turned out to be a bountiful vintage and the consistent ripening allowed for intense flavors, dark fruit compositions, and incredibly exciting finished wines.  We also want to thank our dedicated harvest team, who worked tirelessly to […]

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The Purple Hands of Donelan Wines

It takes a lot of hand work to make great wine. Excellent vineyards, sensible decisions, time, cuts, and bruises all help deliver that Donelan goodness.  As a new season begins to enter full swing we offer this reflection on the purple hands that handled the 2011 vintage. Enjoy! Music with permission of New Jerusalem Music

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Big Winery Land and Tiny Winery Land – new perspective and a lot of water.

Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights the close of her new perspective as she navigates a large winery experience. At my new winery adventure, let’s call it Big Winery Land, the […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the intern: A New Scale of Winemaking from Donelan

  Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a cellar rat.  This entry highlights the beginning of a new adventure of a completely different scale than with Donelan Wines. I don’t even know where to start. I have made my […]

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Crushed Chronicles: The life of wine is a game of Tetris

Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights how winemaking can be much like a game of Tetris. There is a list of things I would never have expected about wineries. At the […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the interns: developing knowledge of Donelan Wines.

  Think you want to work a harvest?  Want to find out what that really means?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights the beginning of the offseason and how far Sarah has come. Yep, I’m still here and its beginning to feel […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the interns: Pressing a red wine fermentation.

  Think you want to work a harvest?  Want to find out what that really means?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights hand stain-inducing task of pressing. This is it. Literally – the bottom of the barrel. We have pressed the last […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the interns: (over)filling barrels!

Think you want to work a harvest?  Want to find out what that really means?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights error-prone task of filling barrels. After several weeks in the cellar, I’ve been wondering when I was going to get something […]

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