Interested in Viticulture and the Wine Business? Beginning Farmer Opportunities Available at Attimo Winery~

Attimo Winery is pleased to announce the 2013 Scholar Vineyard Internship Program in conjunction with the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition. There will be up to 8 internship positions available in 2013. 

Internships that include pruning start March 15, 2013 and run until June 15, 2013.  Summer Internships start May 15 and run until August 15, and internships that include the grape harvest run from July 15 – October 15. Interns will be exposed to various aspects of the vineyard and winery business and will rotate through the following areas:

Vine Pruning and Vine Training.
Herbicide and Pesticide spray and spray management programs.
Fertilizer, temperature, and moisture control.
Grape maturation and techniques specific for production of high quality wine grapes.
Business development and vineyard finances.
Weekly lectures on whole farming practices and exposure to the entire winery/vineyard business as part of the Beginning Farmer program.

All applicants must be 18 or older (>21 preferred) and have reliable transportation and successfully complete the interview process.  In addition, internship credits can be obtained through horticulture programs at VT or Radford if currently enrolled. Commitment is flexible but ranges between 25 and 40 hours per week during the internship.

Benefits of Attimo Winery’s Internship program:
Paid stipend                                                                                                                                               Internships conducted by highly qualified Vineyard/Winery professionals in a formal setting.
Internships in Montgomery County Virginia (20 minutes from VT)
Provides hands-on experience / Resume builder
Provides an opportunity to experience the industry
Provides for diverse experiences for the intern
Provides the opportunity to apply classroom learning to practical situations
Provides the opportunity to prove the intern’s good work ethics, dedication to quality, and excellence

For more information and to apply, please send the following to Dr. Richard Obiso at wine@attimowinery.com

Include:

Current resume/CV
List of classes completed
Interviews begin January 15 – February 15, 2012. Please use email – do not call the winery.

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