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03rd Apr 2021

Winery offering $10,000 a month to drink wine and live rent free in California

So, where do we sign up?

A Californian winery is searching for one lucky wine aficionado to fill what might be the world’s best ever job spec.

Murphy-Goode Winery is currently looking for someone to live and work in the picturesque Headlsburg town in Sonoma County in sunny California.

On top of living rent free, the chosen applicant will take home $10,000 per month as well as 30 cases of wine.

Two words. Dream Job.

Earlier this month, Murphy-Goode Winery advertised the position, and it went down smoother than a fine Merlot.

“If you can pronounce the word ‘Cabarnet’, we want to hire you,” they said on Twitter.

Their website describes the position in greater detail.

“We have a job that will instantaneously catapult you into the wine stratosphere,” they write. “Have you always wanted to live in breathtaking Sonoma Wine Country with a $10,000 per month salary, and rent-free for a year? Looking for a change in your career and to pursue your passion? Do words like Cabernet, Rosé, and Chardonnay just roll off your tongue?”

Additionally, the job opening is a great learning opportunity for the candidate, as they’ll acquire a “strong knowledge of vineyards, winery operations, and wine in general”.

Moreover, the successful applicant will get to shadow Davey Ready Jr., a winemaker and member of the Murphy-Goode dynasty.

As for responsibilities, the selected candidate will be in charge of wine promotion, relationship-building and customer service.

Now, at this stage, I know what you’re thinking. Surely there must be a catch?

Unfortunately, applicants must be a legal resident of the US, and authorised to work in the country.

However, if you somehow meet that criteria – and love wine – then you have until 30 June to apply. Simply send a video explaining why you’re a ‘Goode’ fit for the role to Murphy-Goode. They’ll take it from there.