I thought I would put together a photo album of some of the things you might want to pack for a vintage experience and photos of some of the jobs you might do.
When you are heading into a vintage job at a winery you are arriving in their Fall season and will be working long hours; 10 -12 hour days, possibly in the middle of the night. Dress for cold and have some layers underneath. Number one rule is, its not a beauty pageant and you don't even need to wear make-up! Also, you are going to get dirty!!! So whatever you pack, expect to destroy it with red wine stains, yeast stains, dirt, and leave it behind.
|Blundstone steel toe boots - very comfortable and a stylish investment:)|
|Gloves - with some plastic for grip on hoses and on pruners|
|Haven't needed my touque yet - but its getting cold and will need it soon!|
|Not so stylish, but it works!!|
|The Harvest buckets|
|The selection table|
|Gravity fed hopper into the vat|
|Yeast innoculation. You have to get both your hands in there to plunge the yeast in the water.|
|Measuring the density and temperature of the wine from the tank|
|And....another guy from Argentina yelling at you in Spanish. Have a good translator app, and a nice smile:):)|