28-12 months-Outdated Wins Viral Wine Contest; Receives $10,000 Month-to-month Wage and Free Lease For A 12 months

Austin-based wine connoisseur Lindsay Perry was just lately chosen as a brand new worker of Murphy-Goode Vineyard. The 28-year-old will transfer to California this fall to pursue her dream job. As a contest winner, she’s going to obtain a wage of $10,000 monthly and reside went free for a yr whereas indulging in among the greatest wines.

Perry participated within the firm’s “A Actually Goode Job” viral competitors. In accordance with Inside Version, Perry beat out over 7,200 different candidates who submitted movies for the Sonoma-based Murphy Goode Vineyard wine competitors.

On August 4, the vineyard introduced that Perry was one in every of two wine-industry newcomers chosen for the chance. Yesterday, Perry shared a flashback Friday reminiscence on her Instagram web page. She shared along with her rising followers her 2015 school graduate cap. Perry’s cap included a quote that learn: “I’ll have wined rather a lot however I did it.” The cap was additionally adorned with wine glasses and bottles, representing her love for the fermented beverage.

“I’ve at all times beloved wine,” Perry wrote on Instagram. “Nevertheless, it by no means occurred to me that I ought to pursue wine training and ultimately a profession in it till simply final yr. Then, this chance popped up and I knew I simply HAD to go for it. ⁠

She provides, “If solely 2015 me may see me now!”

Touchdown Her Dream Job as a Wine Worker

Perry spent the final 4 years working in sports activities advertising and marketing for cheerleading occasions.

In an effort to stand out amongst candidates from everywhere in the world, Perry needed to take her advertising and marketing creativity to the following stage. She leveraged her wine training and background to showcase her data. Then, she sprinkled some Elle Woods’ wittiness from the 2001 film, “Legally Blonde.”

“When you informed me just a few years in the past that Elle Woods can be the explanation I’m transferring to California for my dream job, I positively wouldn’t consider you,” Perry wrote on Instagram.

Murphy Goode obtained many nontraditional movies — together with a person leaping out of a airplane, the corporate informed Inside Version. However Perry had the magic contact that allowed her to win over the decision-makers.

“I feel that when individuals watched my video they felt a little bit of nostalgia and had been additionally impressed by my inventive tackle it,” she stated.

Leveraging Her Wine Schooling

Perry does greater than drink wine. She positive factors the training wanted to be a high wine skilled in her {industry}.

Perry has labored at a bar in Texas. She has additionally accomplished Wine Spirit and Schooling Belief (WSET) Ranges 1 and a couple of).

In the meantime, Perry stated she accomplished WSET Ranges 1 and a couple of (Wine Spirit and Schooling Belief) and likewise has been working at a neighborhood wine bar in Austin.

“I’ve quantity of wine data, nonetheless, nothing beats studying proper there within the winery and the vineyard so I’m excited for that half,” she stated.

Perry will begin her new journey at Murphy-Goode Vineyard on September 1st. She may have an opportunity to study wine from a grasp winemaker and navigate the world of promoting and finance.

“It nonetheless doesn’t really feel actual!” Perry informed Inside Version. “I’m so excited to get out to Sonoma and begin this new journey already,” she stated.