Seasonal General Winery Worker

Winery Production McMinnville, Oregon


Description

Position at Jackson Family Wines

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.

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, creative, fun-loving wine enthusiast that enjoys working in a team environment we would love to hear from you.

Job Roles / Responsibilities

  • Cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning of both equipment and facility
  • Forklifting – unloading and loading fruit, safely driving barrels
  • Red processing – safe and efficient operation of sorting line and destemmer
  • Red fermentation management – punch downs, pulsair, pump overs, temperature management
  • White/Red Press operation – exposure to both bladder and basket presses
  • Additions – yeast, acid, nutrients, etc
  • Barrel work – cleaning, steaming, filling, emptying, and topping
  • Tank work - racking, transferring/blending both juice and wine
  • Sampling – obtain grape, juice, and/or wine samples as needed by the lab
  • Follow all safety rules, regulations, and SOPs
  • Potential to help with winter bottling

Requirements

  • Passion for wine and winemaking; passion for food and coffee a plus
  • Positive attitude
  • Previous harvest experience and/or degree in winemaking or similar field is favorable
  • Effective communication skills in English
  • The ability to work long, flexible hours through busy harvest time
  • Ability to climb, stand long periods of time, repeatedly lift 50 lbs, etc.
  • Forklift experience a plus
  • Must be able to commit to working mid-August through late-November, potential to start earlier or extend through December

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