Seasonal Winery Worker - WillaKenzie Estate

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WillaKenzie Estate

WillaKenzie Estate is an ultra-premium estate winery located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Our modern, gravity-flow winery allows us to focus on the fine details while crafting small-lot luxury Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with small amount of Sparkling wine, Pinot Blanc, and Gamay Noir. Located on our 420-acre estate, this harvest internship will provide a fully immersive experience working alongside our winemaking team. We are seeking experienced individuals who possess a strong desire to expand their winemaking experience during the 2023 harvest.

Offer includes sign-on bonus as well as end-of-season completion bonus.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Associate Winemaker, you will be working with the entire winemaking team through all phases of harvest. The position will include a wide range of responsibilities and activities starting with vineyard sampling through filling barrels. In short, you will be doing a little bit of everything.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in a team environment
  • Follow safe cellar practices
  • Vineyard sampling
  • Clean all winery equipment
  • Additions and fermentation management
  • Rack juice and wine
  • Operate sorting equipment and presses
  • Driving a forklift
  • Other duties as assigned

Background and Experience

Passion and enthusiasm for learning. Flexibility and a positive attitude are a must. 2 or more prior harvests or relevant cellar experience required. Strong forklift experience is highly valued.

Physical Requirements

This position requires continuous walking, climbing, kneeling, crouching, and crawling throughout the shift. It requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, fine manipulation and lifting up to 50 pounds. It may occasionally include enclosed spaces and heights. Must be able to work varying shifts and overtime as needed, particularly during the peak of the harvest season. Must be able to effectively communicate in English.

For more information about WillaKenzie Estate, please visit our website

PAY RANGE: $16.00 - $20.00 - $24.00 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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