Harvest Winemaking Intern - Skylane Cellar

Winery Production Santa Rosa, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines

JFW 2024 Harvest Winemaking Intern – Skylane Winery



Under the supervision of the Facility Winemaker, the Harvest Winemaking Intern will provide support to the winemaking team.  This is a seasonal position that generally runs between mid-July through the end of the year.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate to assist the winemaking team in managing the world’s largest wine barrel cellar

The Harvest Winemaking Intern will be primarily responsible for writing cellar work orders for juice receiving/barrel fills, juice inoculations/additions and barrel topping.  Other tasks will require sensory analysis, monitoring fermentations, managing ML cultures, and assisting with harvest winemaking trials.


  • Writing cellar work orders for juice receiving and barrel filling using proprietary winery software
  • Monitoring daily fermentation lab analysis and reporting/troubleshooting issues
  • Sensory evaluation of primary and secondary fermentations
  • Managing and monitoring ML cultures
  • Assist with harvest winemaking trials and data collection
  • Track harvest product ingredient inventory


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field.
  • Experience in wine production required.
  • The qualified candidate will be well organized; detail oriented and possesses strong analytical skills.
  • The ability to work independently and with others at all levels of the organization is required. Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Word and Excel are required.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime and varying shifts and must be willing to work the Harvest season.
Wage Transparency:   
The base pay for this role ranges from $24.00 - $26.00 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.  

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Critical features of this job are described in the headings above.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  (Reasonable accommodation is defined as any modification or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.)