Redding Natives Compete for Dream Wine Job



Update: Another Redding native, Clay Robeson of San Francisco, is also competing for this dream job. Click here to see Robeson’s video.


Note from Kelly and Doni: You remember Rocky Slaughter, contributor and photographer who lives in Boston where he attends school (and, by the way, we have no doubt he’ll be president one day). He recently sent us the press release below, by Rocky, about Rocky.

Rocky Slaughter, a Redding native and Shasta High grad, is one of 50 candidates now being considered for the nationally publicized “Wine Country Correspondent” dream job at the Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma County.

The job has generated over 3 million media hits to the Murphy-Goode website and has been featured on FoxNews, CBS, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and many other major national news sources.

The successful applicant for this position will receive six months of lodging at a Wine Country House, a car, a $10,000 a month salary, and a lot of winemaking lessons.

Among the thousands of video applications submitted to “A Really Goode Job,” Slaughter used his 2006 interview with Tucker Carlson on MSNBC about his campaign against the high school soda ban and a cameo from former Democratic Presidential Candidate, Michael Dukakis, to stand apart from the crowd.

“This job is big,” Slaughter said as he mentioned that the Top 10 candidates will receive over $100,000 in Web 2.0 training and marketing skills to become part of the Internet marketing elite.

If Rocky lands the dream job, he hopes to use his website to promote Murphy-Goode wines through his national and local press interviews, pictures, blogs, and Twitter tweets.

Those interested in following Slaughter’s campaign can visit or visit the job website at

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar erinfriedman says:

    Cool news – cheers and best wishes to you, Rocky!

  2. Avatar Sue says:


  3. Hey Doni! Thanks for the kind words and posting the release. I really hope I'm the right guy for the job!

  4. Avatar Janet Tyrrel says:

    Good luck Rocky! Your friends/neighbors/well-wishers…Bob and Janet Tyrrel