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Seasonal International Intern - Oakville

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Oakville

Part of the Jackson Family Wines, making wines for several brands including Bootleg, Freemark Abbey, Kendall-Jackson and La Crema.

 At Oakville we process 4000 tons composed of red Bordeaux varietals as well smaller portions of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.

This opportunity is considered a Cellar internship. Duration of position is from mid-August to the end of December.

We have a diverse and extremely passionate team and are looking for individuals to join us for the upcoming harvest. If you are a hardworking, energetic, fun-loving wine enthusiast that enjoys working in a team environment we would love to hear from you.

Job Roles / Responsibilities

Working in an indoor / outdoor facility and reporting to directions given by the Cellar Master and Forepersons, the successful applicant will have opportunities to learn the following:

Red fermentation management – punch downs, pump overs, rack & returns, temperatures

Additions – yeast, acid, nutrients including calculations.

Cleaning, sanitation and the use of all cellar equipment.

Barrel work – filling, cleaning, racking and emptying.

Racking, transferring and pumping juice and wine.

Obtaining samples and helping the lab when required.

Working safely in a team environment and following all SOP’s.

Special projects and experiments as required

Requirements

Previous harvest experience is preferred but not 100% necessary and a degree in winemaking/enology is favorable.
Effective communication skills in English.
The ability to work long hours through the busy harvest time.
Ability to lift 50lbs as required.
The successful applicant must provide their own transportation while some assistance will be provided to help find housing.

All applicants must pass a drug and physical test after receiving an offer of employment to be eligible to commence employment.

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