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Frey Vineyards

California, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://www.freywine.com
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Isabel Frey
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
7074855177
Address:
14000 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley, California, United States 95470
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

Frey Vineyards is located in beautiful Mendocino County. Our County is popular for its wine, ancient redwood forest and the spectacular Northern California coast.
Most members of the Frey clan work in the family business. They also live around the winery.
Our winery is the oldest and largest organic and biodynamic winery in the country. Our farm grows fruits, vegetables and flowers organically and biodynamically. A variety of livestock is raised in the property as well as part of our commitment to sustainability.
Every year, during the Summer months we welcome an agricultural student from France.

Primary Production :

Vineyards and Winemaking


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

32-40

Training Expectations :

The Steward is expected to train ~32 hours per week. The day usually starts at 9 am, except for Summer days when vineyard work might start in the early morning to avoid the hot midday hours. There will be a combination of activities to be performed by the steward in different areas: vineyard, farm, office, warehouse, bottling room, cellar, wine tasting, promotional events and trade shows. The Steward will be supervised by the manager in each area and she will receive training and instructions before performing any work.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Vineyard: Pruning, suckering, leafing.
Farm: Composting. Vegetable, flower and herbs growing.
Office: General office tasks.
Warehouse: Preparing direct to consumer orders for shipping. Cleaning, organizing and record keeping.
Bottling room: Filling bottles into case boxes, labeling boxes, cleaning and organizing.
Cellar: Assisting our wine making team during harvest time.
Wine tasting: Assisting customers in our wine tasting room, cleaning organizing and record keeping.
Promotional events: Assisting during wine tastings to be done offsite.
Trade shows: Assisting the sales team in different organic trade shows.

Climate and Location Description

Redwood Valley (zip 95470), California, gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 237 sunny days per year. The July high is around 94 degrees. The January low is 35.
Redwood Valley is located in Mendocino County, 6.5 miles (10 km) southwest of Potter Valley,at an elevation of 722 feet (220 m). It comprises the northern portion of the Ukiah Valley. It is about 8 mi (13 km) north of Ukiah and 12 mi (19 km) south of Willits.

Compensation :

10.50, The Steward will have a private room in the house of the Matriarch of the Frey family.

Accommodations and amenities provided :

The Steward will have a private upstairs room in the house of the Matriarch of the Frey family. There are two bathrooms to be shared with other interns or family members. The Steward can make use of the kitchen. A place to store and refrigerate her food will be provided. Free WiFi is available. We are about 20 minutes from the nearest town, Ukiah.

Preferred start date :

March 15

Preferred length of internship :

6 months, with option to extend up to 6 add’l months if everyone agrees

User ID:

freyvineyards

Mesa Notes – Internal:

hosting Isabel’s cousin Zulay

Status:

Accepted

Admin Only – No Notification:

No Notifications

Your Job Title:

Do you have separate mailing address? :

No

City:

State :

Zip Code:

Host Fees. $175 Steward assignment confirmation, plus $225/month/Steward.:

We can pay the basic fee to support MESA’s program and services.

Other Placement Activities:

Direct marketing, Value-added products, Farm business planning/ record keeping, Biodynamic, Organic certification

How many Stewards would you like to host:

One

Placement description:

Frey Vineyards is located in beautiful Mendocino County. Our County is popular for its wine, ancient redwood forest and the spectacular Northern California coast.
Most members of the Frey clan work in the family business. They also live around the winery.
Our winery is the oldest and largest organic and biodynamic winery in the country. Our farm grows fruits, vegetables and flowers organically and biodynamically. A variety of livestock is raised in the property as well as part of our commitment to sustainability.
Every year, during the Summer months we welcome an agricultural student from France.

Average training hours/week:

32-40

Climate and Location description:

Redwood Valley (zip 95470), California, gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 237 sunny days per year. The July high is around 94 degrees. The January low is 35.
Redwood Valley is located in Mendocino County, 6.5 miles (10 km) southwest of Potter Valley,at an elevation of 722 feet (220 m). It comprises the northern portion of the Ukiah Valley. It is about 8 mi (13 km) north of Ukiah and 12 mi (19 km) south of Willits.

Are you willing to host a Steward whose English proficiency is below 30%?:

No

Please list your two nearest airports, and approx. driving distance to/from the training site.:

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

Yes

We have hosted or currently host J-1 interns/trainees in another program:

Reference 1:

Ann Weight 707 485 5177

Reference 2:

Katrina Frey 707 485 5177

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