Seasonal Skilled Winery Worker

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McMinnville Winery

Our new, state of the art Jackson Family Winery is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, McMinnville. We are a mid-sized winery specializing in the production of premium Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay from some of the most premier vineyard sites in Oregon.

We have a diverse and extremely passionate team led by a silly winemaking duo, 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

  • Red fermentation management – punch downs, pump overs, rack & returns, temperatures.
  • Press operation.
  • Additions – yeast, acid, nutrients including calculations.
  • Cleaning, sanitization 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.

 Requirements

  • Positive can do attitude and excellent joke telling skills
  • Previous harvest experience is a must and degree in winemaking is favorable
  • Effective communication skills in English
  • The ability to work long, flexible hours through busy harvest time
  • Ability to lift 50lbs as required
  • Forklift experience a plus
  • Must be able to commit to working mid-September through late-November

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

Lab positions also available.

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