Seasonal International Intern - Winery Worker

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KJ Lakeport

Kendall-Jackson - Lakeport Winery

Position Summary:

We are looking someone to join us for our harvest season in our historic winery in Lakeport, California. This position is responsible for a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks in the cellar such as operating crush  and press equipment, stacking barrels, operating a forklift, filling barrels and topping wine. This position is under the general direction of the Cellarmaster, Winemaker, and Cellar Foreperson.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following and observing all safe cellar practices.

Perform equipment set-up duties.

Cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing all winery equipment and facilities.

Wine and juice transfer, racking, blending, moving hoses and equipment.

Chemical and nutrient additions to juice and wine.

Understanding of barrel operations: filling, racking and topping.

Forklift operation, moving barrels and case goods.

Other duties as assigned by the Winemaker or supervisor.


Background and Experience:

The ability to communicate effectively with good skills in reading, writing and basic math are required.

Must be able to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules and procedures, and be able to read cellar work orders, count barrels, record times and dates.

Individuals selected for this position must be reliable, punctual and have a good work ethic.

Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime and varying shifts.

Must be able to provide proof of ability to work in the United States.

International positions are available through coordination with CAEP.


Physical Demands:

This position requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, and kneel, and be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds.


Pay Range:

$18 - $20 - $22 per hour


At Jackson Family Wines, we respect, celebrate, and take pride in each other’s differences. Together we nurture a culture that embraces fairness, acceptance and belonging. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our best innovation, enrich our employees, and connect us to our customers and global community. We aspire to evolve in our commitment for a better future and one that is rooted for good.


 This job requisition and salary range are effective as of January 1st, 2023. All company job requisitions prior to January 1st, 2023 are null and void.


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