By WSET Global –
Before joining WSET Americas, Account Development Coordinator Rafaella De La Vega made the leap from the corporate tech world into the wine industry by signing up to work the 2020 harvest in Sonoma, California. Rafaella shares the day-to-day challenges and benefits of a harvest internship, as well as tips for anyone considering applying to work a vintage.
My first experience working in the wine industry was the exact opposite of my previous office job – it was sticky, dirty, and simply electric! My story in wine begins in January 2020 as I left my WSET Level 1 Award in Wines exam feeling confident and hungry for more. Then I met Ali Huerta and Jeremy Gruber, who between them had worked seven harvest internships in California and New Zealand. Our conversation lasted almost two hours – they were completely honest about the backbreaking work involved but also about the pride and euphoric joy that comes along with it.
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