Seasonal Winery Worker - WillaKenzie Estate

Winery Production Yamhill, Oregon


Position at Jackson Family Wines

Join us at WillaKenzie for Harvest 2024! $500 sign-on/end-of-season bonus available!   

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 individuals who possess a strong desire to learn all aspects of winemaking during the 2024 harvest.    


Position Description  


Under the supervision of the Enologist, 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. 1 or more prior harvests or relevant cellar experience preferred, but not necessarily required. Some forklift experience is highly desired. 
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: $18.00-$24.00 per hour     


Wage Transparency:

The base pay for this role ranges from $18.00-24.00 per hour. Compensation will be determined by candidate experience, skills, and location.

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.