"Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2021 at 12:00:01 a.m. PST to June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST," according to their website
The best way to relax after a long day at work is to uncork a bottle of wine and unwind over a glass of wine. But what if you could do this as part of your actual job? Yes, you read that right. Murphy-Goode Winery is looking for someone to fill a spot for their one-year position with its team in Sonoma. The lucky candidate will not only get to move to California to work there, but you'll also get paid about $10,000 a month, along with free accommodation.
CAN YOU SAY DREAM JOB?! 🍷 This month, Murphy-Goode Winery announced a one-year position with its team in Sonoma. Not only will the lucky candidate get to move to sunny California -- they will live there rent-free for a year! https://t.co/NCiIMMW3ci pic.twitter.com/IEmmdwRJsH— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 22, 2021
If you are a wine enthusiast where words like, as per the website, "like Cabernet, Rosé, and Chardonnay just roll off your tongue," this could be their "dream job" that they have been looking for. Or if you happen to be someone who is looking for a change in career path, this could be well worth the opportunity to pursue your passion. Rest assured, the Sonoma Winery, states: "We have a job that will instantaneously catapult you into the wine stratosphere." They add that it's a "really Goode job" where you'll spend the "first 90 days of your Really Goode Job shadowing winemaker Dave Ready Jr. and exploring all aspects of the harvest."
I read about that actually. Talk about a dream job!— Catie (@ColoradoCatie) March 22, 2021
Following which you get to "choose your path in the wine business" as the winery will work with you and your passions because the "sky is the limit!" If this all ticks your dream job box, here's what you need to do to be considered. You need to send in a video of yourself explaining why you will be a good fit for the job. Bonus points for humor and creativity will give you an edge. As for the application guidelines, the website notes: "Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2021 at 12:00:01 a.m. PST to June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST." This can be extended based on the owner's discretion. Of course, it goes without saying that a job as good as this will have some terms and conditions.
To be eligible, you need to be:
1) above the age of 21
2) a resident of the US, or be authorized to work in the US
3) The candidate needs to be comfortable with weights as the job entails lifting 50 lbs regularly
4) Ability to work flexible hours, weekends included, as and when required
Where do I sign up— Douglas Kelley (@LISUNCHASER) March 22, 2021
The company, founded in 1985, decided to bring back the position this year "as the country faces a new set of challenges." The program was first launched way back in 2009, per a press release. "We’re proud to bring back this impactful campaign amid a difficult year for many," said Rick Tigner, CEO of Jackson Family Wines, the family-owned wine company that includes Murphy-Goode. “Living and working in this beautiful part of the world is a true gift, and we relish the opportunity to share that with someone who is passionate about breaking into wine. We hope to hear from a variety of candidates inside and outside the industry; in our backyard and beyond.”
Cleaning up the resume as we speak! 🥂— Twistingly 💬 (@twistinglee) March 21, 2021
Now that you're in half a mind applying to this position, here are some more details about the winery. Founded in Sonoma County in 1985 in a spirit of love and friendship by Tim Murphy, Dale Goode, and Dave Ready Sr., Sonoma County’s own Murphy-Goode Winery crafts some of California’s best wines without taking itself too seriously. The story lives on today under the Jackson Family Wines portfolio, continuing a tradition based on a shared appreciation of friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor, and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Murphy-Goode offers high-quality wines from some of California’s great growing regions with the approachable and inviting attitude of Sonoma County. Murphy-Goode is never pretentious, is often irreverent and is about having fun. Because of its consistent quality, the brand has become a favorite wine for consumers everywhere.