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Harvest Enologist

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McMinnville Winery

V19 Harvest Enologist


McMinnville, OR

We are a mid-sized winery focused on producing Premium Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and a few other varietals from some of the best vineyards in Oregon. With just a few vintage’s worth of wear and tear, our state of the art winery still shines with all the bells and whistles! Our winery is located in McMinnville, OR.

Under the general direction of the winemakers, this position will provide winemaking, technical, and supervisory support to the winemaking team peak season.  If you are a hardworking, energetic, fun-loving wine enthusiast that enjoys working in a team environment, we look forward to hearing from you.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Generate and facilitate cellar work
  • Interpret lab analysis and reports
  • Work safely in a team environment and following all SOPs
  • Communicate effectively within team and company
  • Lead and/or supervise a team conducting various tasks
  • Aid in conflict resolution
  • Perform and train others on all cellar activities including wine movements, racking, blending and bottling preparations
  • Prioritize time and workflow of team – including delegation of work
  • Offer suggestions for improved systems and procedures
  • Sanitation of facility and equipment
  • Participate in red and white fermentations – punch downs, pump overs, rack & returns, etc.
  • Operate bladder and basket presses
  • Carry out additions – yeast, acid, nutrients including calculations
  • Obtain samples and help lab staff when required
  • Operate forklift
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field
  • Available to work varying shifts between 6am and 1am between the months of July and December
  • Possess emergency situation training
  • Motivates team
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Previous wine cellar experience is a must
  • Effective communication skills in English
  • Basic computer skills in Word and Excel
  • Ability to lift 50lbs on a frequent basis
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to walk, kneel, bend, and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work in high places on ladders, tanks, and catwalks

All applicants must be able to legally work in the US and must pass pre-employment testing before beginning work.

The successful applicant must provide their own transportation and some assistance may be provided to help find housing. Some harvest meals provided.

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