Winery Production

Seasonal Viticulture/Cellar Worker

Seasonal Viticulture/Cellar Worker


Position Summary:  The Seasonal Viticulture/Cellar Worker is a JFW hybrid Vineyard/Winery Seasonal role to assist both winemaking and winery staff with harvest-related activities.   

A typical day would start in the vineyard; collecting grape berry and cluster samples from various vineyards for the purpose of measuring sugar (degrees brix) and delivering those samples to wine laboratories for analysis.  The 2nd half of the day would be in the cellar assisting with all aspects of grape receiving, fermentation management and harvest winery duties.  The mix of Vineyard and Winery job duties may fluctuate daily and over the course of harvest as grape deliveries progress.    The balance of work would be more vineyard early season and winery latter season.   This is an exciting cross functional role, with broad harvest exposure and experience, working collaboratively in a team environment.  

Essential Functions and Duties


Seasonal Lab Analyst - Vinwood Cellars

Position Title:             Harvest/Seasonal Laboratory Analyst

Department:              Vinwood Cellars Laboratory

Reports to:                 Lab Manager

Position description

Under the general direction of the Laboratory Manager, the Seasonal Lab Analyst performs vineyard, juice, and wine analysis in a fast-paced winery dedicated to production. 



Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Become an integral member of the harvest team by becoming proficient in the analysis performed in the lab

Seasonal Lab Analyst I

Position Summary:

The individual in this position of Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I will be an important member of the laboratory team.  This position requires attention and adherence to laboratory quality requirements, support of quality initiatives, teamwork, professionalism and demonstrated work ethic. As a seasonal position, many of the duties will be centered around harvest activities including sampling and monitoring fermentations.



Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Seasonal Lab Technician - Jackson Family Wines (Skylane)


This is a Harvest position at the Skylane Cellars laboratory.  The individual in this position will be responsible for performing routine wine chemistry analyses in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with good lab practice.  Candidates for this position should have knowledge of chemistry, winery terminology, and wine production. 


Seasonal Maintenance Technician -Napa Wineries

Seasonal Maintenance Technician - Napa

This position, as part of the maintenance team, will work in support of harvest activities at Kendall-Jackson Winery in Oakville, reporting to the Maintenance Manager. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Troubleshoot and timely repairs of cellar, crush and facilities equipment.
  • Perform periodic, preventive and predictive maintenance on all cellar, crush and facility equipment.
  • Assist in the repair of all cellar and facilities equipment including fabrication of parts and installation of replacement parts.
  • Work as part of a maintenance team in various tasks as assigned, or independently, at times, as the sole technicians.

 Preferred Skills  

McMinnville Winery Worker (Seasonal/Harvest)

We offer competitive wages, some harvest meals, and end of season bonus! 

Looking for a winery that offers the best tacos in Oregon only minutes away? A winery that not only likes Halloween, but also turns dressing up into a competitive sport? Then look no further!

We are a fully kitted out mid-sized winery in McMinnville focused on producing premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a few other varietals from some of the best vineyards in the Willamette Valley.

Whether you’re a seasoned harvest cellar worker looking to hone your existing skills or a novice interested to see what all the fuss is about – we’ve got you covered. Our full-time team is made up of weirdos with varying backgrounds that give the winery a well-rounded approach to teaching. Fostering a fun work environment is just as important to us as working hard.

You will undoubtedly leave this harvest with more confidence, crazy inside jokes, and a greater appreciation for all things fermented – whether this is your first harvest or fifth.


Job Roles / Responsibilities

Penner Ash Winery Worker (Seasonal/Harvest)

Competitive wages and season completion bonus now offered!

Position description

We make world-class wine with traditional methods meaning we need a crew that’s motivated, eager, committed and ready to handle a variety of jobs to change gears quickly. Both harvest and the PNW weather can be stressful, but we like to have a good time and we love a good laugh.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Winemaker/ Cellarmaster, the Winery Worker performs a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks such as sanitizing tanks and other equipment, operating crush and press equipment, stacking barrels, operating a forklift, filling barrels and topping wine, the Winery Worker performs a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks such as sanitizing tanks and other equipment, operating crush and press equipment, cap management, inoculations and additions, stacking barrels, operating a forklift/electric pallet jack, filling barrels and topping wine.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Seasonal international intern Lab Analyst I


Winery: Cardinale / Jackson Family Wines: Oakville

Position Description: Harvest Laboratory Intern

Department: Laboratory

Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Lab Supervisor, the harvest lab intern will perform routine wine and juice analysis on both fermenting and finished wines, take daily brix and temp samples, report data in online databases and participate in general lab housekeeping. This position requires the ability to follow directions safely, accurately and in a timely manner. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with winemaking and cellar teams as well as a variety of brands such as Cardinale, Freemark Abbey, Lokoya, La Jota, Mount Brave, Bootleg, Arrowood as well as custom crush clients.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

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