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A Californian Winery Is Offering Someone $100,000 To Live There Rent-Free

A Californian Winery Is Offering Someone $100,000 To Live There Rent-Free

Murphy-Goode Winery in California is looking to train someone up in all things wine - and they're paying them $100,000.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Ever fancied yourself a wine connoisseur? Well, if you're willing to up stick and leave your life behind, we might have just found you the perfect job.

Ideal for anybody who wants a new chapter (and likes a glass of vino or seven) California's Murphy-Goode Winery is looking for someone to move there for a year and live rent free - and they'll get a $100,000 (£72,500) salary, to boot.

The winery is located in Healdsburg's Sonoma Wine Country, and it's safe to say that it's pretty picturesque...

Imagine living here... (

The Murphy-Goode team advertised the job on the winery's website, jokily branding it a A Really Goode Job.

"We have a job that will instantaneously catapult you into the wine stratosphere," the website teases. "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?"

While the exact job description will be moulded to fit the interests of the person who lands the gig, the winery promises 90 days of shadowing winemaker David Ready Jr. and learning all about the process of harvesting the grapes, and how the end product is made.

"From there, we will work with you and your passions to help you choose your path in the wine business. The sky is your limit," they write.

The biggest criteria is you have to be 21 or older, and "take life one sip at a time."

The winery will then evaluate people on "role value, creativity and design, applicable experience, and skill set."

There's opportunity to learn about every phase of the wine making process (

You can read all the deets here, and have until June 30, 2021.

While travel for leisure is currently illegal in the UK, this will be classed as an official job, so travelling should be permitted, so long as nothing changes.

All going well with the global vaccination programme, people should be able to travel for leisure from May 17th, too - so your friends will able to pop out and visit you for a glass of wine in the sun (this is all under review, so you have to keep your eyes on the government guidance).

To apply, you need to pull out a camera and record a video explaining why you're perfect for the job. Let them know if you see yourself helping with the harvest, working in the tasting room or actually lend a hand making the wine itself.

The most interesting applicant, with a clear vision of what they want to gain from the experience, is likely to get the gig.

The winery has advised that creativity and humour are a plus, too, so go wild! The objective is to get noticed, so you can bag some serious cash and enjoy a year of drinking and learning about wine in a pretty idyllic setting.

Good luck! You'll have to fight us to this role, tbh.

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Topics: Life News, Wine, Life, travel