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2018 Harvest Positions (OREGON)

Brittan Vineyards/Brittan Consulting

McMinnville, OR

Job Description:

Brittan Vineyards and Brittan Consulting are currently seeking two experienced, industrious and good-humored cellar interns to join our small team for the busy harvest season. Located in downtown McMinnville, OR, we craft thoughtful, site-expressive Pinot noir and Chardonnay (~280 tons) from carefully farmed, acclaimed vineyards in a modern winemaking facility. We believe that great wine is made with intent, thoughtfulness and vigilance. Candidates should have some experience performing cellar/lab operations carefully and with great attention to detail. We take great pride in our work and also in our workplace, where there is a strong culture of community, comradery, education and personal growth. These positions are an integral part of the Brittan Consulting harvest team and are involved with all aspects of harvest operations and analysis, from vineyard sampling and fruit receival to pressing and barreling down.

•  Contribute to maintaining a clean, organized cellar and laboratory
•  Assist Cellar Lead in completing cellar work orders according to winery protocols
•  Contribute to winery sanitation by preparing cleaning chemicals, tanks and equipment
•  Assist with processing by setting up, sanitizing, loading, operating and cleaning the press and red processing line
•  Participate in harvest activities including vineyard sampling, cap management (including 1.5-5T manual punchdowns), additions, racking, pressing and barreling
•  Laboratory duties, including equipment calibration, vineyard sampling and analysis (pH/TA/Brix), daily brix and temps, and ferment data management

At least one to two harvests in wine production; BS degree or studies in related field preferred

•  High level of interest and motivation for the wine industry
•  Ability to follow directions with great attention to detail
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
•  Highly spatial, organized and socially intelligent
•  Ability to adapt effectively to changing situations

•  Ability to work irregular shifts, long hours and weekends, when required
•  Ability to lift up to 55 lbs
•  Ability to drag wine hoses, climb ladders and stairs and work at elevated heights

Please send a cover letter and CV to the addresses below for consideration:

Emily Terrell (
Tresider Burns (

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, March 13th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help