International Seasonal Intern

Winery Production Oakville, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines

Job Description: Cellar Internship


Company overview:

We are a winery that is part of Jackson Family wines; a family-owned company with wineries in California, Oregon, Australia, France, Italy and other regions of the world. Brands produced at our Oakville facility include Freemark Abbey, Bootleg, Arrowood and some premium custom crush clients.

We produce primarily high-quality red Bordeaux varieties, along with Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Syrah.  Our average crush is 3-4,000 tons and we have approx. 15,000 barrels of capacity in our barrel cellar.

Role and responsibilities:

This is a hands-on cellar internship role and reports to the cellar master.  We operate an indoor and outdoor facility with full grape to bottling production.  Interns work in all the following areas:

  • Assists in crushing red fruit to tank and pressing of white grapes
  • Fermentation management: pumpovers, rack and returns, pressing
  • Addition of yeasts, nutrients, SO2, etc.
  • Barrel work: filling, racking and topping
  • Sanitation of tanks, equipment, facility
  • Dry goods inventory



  • Previous harvest experience preferred but not required
  • A degree or certificate in winemaking preferred but not required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English, Spanish speaking a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and extended hours through harvest
  • Ability to sit bend, stoop, twist and walk over uneven surfaces
  • Ability to climb stairs, lift 50+ lbs. and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work well as an individual and as a valued member of our team with a positive attitude
  • Forklift driving experience is a plus


This is a seasonal position commencing in mid-August and concluding in mid-December. 

Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants are responsible for their own transportation and housing; we will assist when possible, with housing searches.
All applicants must pass a drug test (Marijuana testing is not a part of the test) after receiving an offer of employment to be eligible to commence employment.