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2024 Harvest Cellar Interns/Lab Technician

Ackley Brands/Montinore Estate

Forest Grove, OR

Job Description:

Ackley Brands is a family-owned company with a small portfolio of wineries and breweries. They acquired Montinore Estate in 2016. Ackley Brands is a dynamic and growing organization with additional wine brands in California and Washington. This internship is based at our Forest Grove, Oregon facility. The winemaking team there produces wines for Montinore Estate, Borealis Vintners and Landlines Estates. Fruit sampling visits will also be made to our two vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton sub AVA.

If you are a driven individual that enjoys hard work, long hours, fine wine and cheap beer, we’d like to talk with you about joining our harvest crew for the 2024 vintage. We are a tight knit and dedicated team that sets forth daily to craft world class wines. We are looking for like minded individuals to join us on our journey. Ideal candidates will have a thirst for enological knowledge and a desire to get their hands dirty in the process of learning. In exchange for their efforts, our interns are given the opportunity to help us craft wines on both small and large scales while learning from a highly skilled cellar staff that is guided by two incredible winemakers. Harvest is tough, but we keep the mood light and upbeat. We are currently looking for 2 cellar focused interns and 1 lab focused intern. Positions will last about 6-8 weeks depending on the season, starting Early September. For the right candidate there is potential for this position to carry on well into 2025.

-Awareness of the big picture and understanding of winery flow.
-Ability to lift 50 lbs and have the stamina to work physically with your hands for 6 days a week. Must be able to stand, bend, squat and twist for long periods.
-Ability to work from an elevated position on ladders, catwalks, and rolling stairs
-Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
-Must work well in a team environment, working towards a larger goal of making world class wines.
-Must thrive in a fast paced, quality-focused production environment.
-Attention to detail and pride in one’s work.
-Ability to follow written and verbal work orders from the winemaking team.
-Must LOVE cleaning and have the ability to work while maintaining a clean work space.
-Self-motivation and drive; ability to work independently for long periods when necessary.
-Love pinot noir: you will be babysitting a lot of pinot noir, in small batches all the way to barrel and back again.
-At least one full harvest experience at a large winery preferred but not required

Hourly rate DOE.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, June 19th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
$18.OO ‍−‌ $22.OO

Contact Information:

Ackley Brands/Montinore Estate
Casey Rideout