A to Z Wineworks, located at their REX HILL property in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, seeks cellar interns for the 2020 vintage.
At A to Z Wineworks, harvest is intense and filled with opportunity as fruit arrives from around the state - primarily Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay, plus a cross-section of other varieties. This diversity of fruit comes from our LIVE-certified and as well as from conventionally farmed locations across many different AVAs. The vineyard sizes range from several hundred acres to very small sites.
This paid internship position typically runs from mid-August through early November, depending on the season. We value interns who share in our company culture of working hard, working smart, and learning together. You will work with a team that has earned the most years of collective winemaking experience in Oregon, as well as experience that stretches from Burgundy to New Zealand. Our winemakers approach winemaking from different perspectives and they are willing to share what they know. This is an opportunity to learn more about winemaking on different production scales and with different stylistic goals. At A to Z, we blend traditional winemaking and a modern approach.
Of paramount importance to us is that you can accept a flexible schedule, which will almost certainly include long hours, overtime, and weekend work. You must be able to stand and move for at least ten hours, have the proven ability to lift, bend, rotate, move and carry up to 40 pounds over the course of the shift and on a repetitive basis, and be able to climb stairs, ladders and work on catwalks. We expect people to work well within a team environment and work with individuals in a respectful manner that is consistent with the company’s values.
You will undoubtedly have a diverse work experience, including but not limited to, grape receival, pump-over and Pulsair cap management, tank dig out, pressing, racking, transfers, barrel work, inoculations, wine movements, juice, must and wine additions, driving a forklift and as always, cleaning.
We have several schedules available, which may include morning, swing and night shift. Benefits include a catered meal a day at the peak of harvest, wine education, shared events, camaraderie, learning and most importantly, sharing in a great company culture. Past Trainees and interns have stated that a harvest at A to Z Wineworks is rewarding and a career builder. We hope you consider applying with us. Interested candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter.
A to Z Wineworks is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability