The following is an excerpt from 50 Tips for Cellar Rats, available from Amazon and Lulu.
Do you want to work harvest at a winery?
Are you looking for excitement? Want to learn more about wine production? Do you want to sink your hands into a bin of warm, fermenting, aromatic must and breathe deeply of the perfume of terroir?
Working crush at a winery is one of the most exciting work opportunities in the world. You will be working with men and women who are simultaneously artists and scientists, farmers and celebrities.
Wine is an industry that revolves around the land, the magic of soil, and a luxury product that is fragile and yet has been known to improve over decades. Like music, wine is an industry where math, art, and passion combine, and where humble artisans can become stars overnight.
The wine industry has a lot of fans, and many of those fans would like to be a part of it, if even for a few magical moments.
And this is where you come in.