Call For Entries Now Open for a Chance to Win the Ultimate Dream Job in Wine Country
Overwhelming Positive Response to ‘A Really Goode Job’ Campaign in 2021 Creates Foundation for Renewed Interest in Dream Job with Six-Figure Salary, Rent-Free Living for One Year
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (April 4, 2022) – Do you remember last year’s viral “A Really Goode Job” campaign from Sonoma winery Murphy-Goode? It garnered more than 7,200 applications and offered the candidates, not one but two people, their dream wine jobs. It was so good(e), that Murphy-Goode, pioneers of serious wine and serious fun, is launching the job search again to offer the ultimate dream job in wine country. Applications are being accepted now through June 30, 2022. The job comes with major perks: a foot in the door in the wine industry, a $10,000 per month salary, vineyard-front living rent-free for a year in the charming town of Healdsburg, one of Sonoma County’s premier destinations, and a year’s supply of Murphy-Goode wine.
“After receiving an incredible number of applications for last year’s ‘A Really Goode Job,’ it was a no-brainer decision to replicate it this year,” said Dave Ready Jr., Winemaker of Murphy-Goode winery. Over the course of last year’s campaign and interview process, the winery saw so many talented candidates who loved being a part of crafting their own destiny, which was documented in a mini-series. “We hope to again see a diverse pool of candidates inside and outside the industry, in our backyard and beyond. 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.”
A key component to the previous campaign was the opportunity for the candidate to work in multiple job specialties of the business, as opposed to a single designated position, and that comprehensive job training aspect will again be highlighted in the current campaign. To apply, candidates must create a short video introducing themselves and explaining what they would bring to Murphy-Goode winery, why they want to work in the wine industry and why Murphy-Goode should hire them, then upload it to the official campaign website. Finalists will be announced in July, taking their final interviews in Sonoma County. The candidate will be selected and announced in August. Once selected, the candidate will begin their year-long adventure with Murphy-Goode, first by shadowing winemaker Dave Ready, Jr., exploring the ins and outs of harvest in Sonoma County. Inspired by their application, Murphy-Goode will then work with the candidate to identify their passion and create the ideal role at the winery for the remainder of the year, and hopefully beyond.
Situated in Geyserville, California, Murphy-Goode winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and light-bodied reds from some of California’s great growing regions, made with the approachable and inviting attitude of Sonoma County. “A Really Goode Job” has become a revolutionary campaign to provide access and opportunity to those who are passionate about wine and diversify the voices that make up today’s wine industry. Removing barriers to entry such as prior experience and proximity to wine country allows Murphy-Goode to reach a more diverse pool of job candidates, welcoming those with different qualifications and educational specialties.
Jackson Family Wines, the family-owned wine company that includes Murphy-Goode, has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the northern San Francisco Bay Area seven times consecutively by the North Bay Business Journal. The two candidates that were offered the 2021 dream jobs, Veronica Hebbard and Lindsay Perry, will continue working for Jackson Family Wines once their year-long dream jobs conclude.
“It’s been amazing to be able to grow my passion and expand my wine knowledge with hands-on experience from the Murphy-Goode team. I’ve been able to leverage skills from my previous career as an engineer to help Jackson Family Wines pioneer innovative sustainability initiatives to forever change the future of wine,” says Hebbard. “Had it not been for this incredible opportunity, I would have never had the courage to follow my heart and pursue a career not only as a woman in STEM but a woman in wine as well.”
Perry has also been encouraged by the remarkable opportunity and looks forward to what’s ahead. “I’m really passionate about wine and marketing, and one of my priorities with the dream job experience has always been to bring more people of color into the wine world. Murphy-Goode’s innovative recruitment approach combined with Jackson Family Wines’ belief that the inclusion of more diverse voices and people from different backgrounds create a stronger foundation for the wine industry, helped me accomplish that goal and I feel so proud to be in a position to continue on that path.”
To be considered for “A Really Goode Job” with Murphy-Goode, upload your video on the official campaign website – www.murphygoodewinery.com/a-
About Murphy-Goode Winery
Welcome to the Goode life. 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. For more information, visit www.MurphyGoodeWinery.com, and follow Murphy-Goode on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @MurphyGoodeWine.