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Harvest Intern

Joel Gott Wines

McMinnville, OR

Job Description:

Joel Gott Wines is looking for someone to assist our winemaking team with monitoring fruit arrivals and fermentations at our crush facilities, and assist with grape maturity sampling in our vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley. Our crush facilities are located in Dundee and our vineyards range from South Salem to the Northern Chehalem Mountain AVA. The Winemaking Intern portion of this position is more of an overseeing position, rather than an on-hands cellar position, but requires the knowledge of cellar and winemaking practices to effectively communicate harvest operations to our winemaking team. We are looking for a motivated team member who is looking to gain further knowledge of the production process as a whole.

•  Collect vineyard samples and viticulture data
•  Assess maturity and vine development and record field observations
•  Perform Brix and pH analysis on vineyard samples (using DMA, refractometer, pH meter)
•  Manage personal sampling schedule and coordinate daily route to ensure timely results
•  Assist in processing juice samples for analysis and tasting
•  Data entry of sample results and field notes, Daily Reports

•  Oversee initial grape receival, crushing, additions, and various aspects of wine production
•  Monitor fermentations, collect tank samples, check daily Brix and temperatures
•  Verify work orders and winemaking protocols are followed correctly
•  Distribute samples and products between facilities as needed
•  Set up laboratory trials and tastings
•  Enter analysis results in winemaking database and Excel spreadsheets
•  Collect and distribute weigh tags, compliance paperwork

•  B.S. in Viticulture & Enology or similar Science field (or in the process of obtaining a degree) preferred, but not required
•  Previous lab/harvest experience, familiarity and experience with winemaking practices
•  Viticulture coursework or equivalent previous harvest experience
•  Hard working, ability to follow written and verbal instructions
•  Good observation and analytical skills, proficient in MS Excel
•  Good interpersonal skills, proven ability to work well with other employees
•  Ability to clearly and accurately document information
•  Ability to work long hours, weekends
•  Extensive walking and ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
•  Exposure to outside elements and physical work (lifting, bending, climbing, squatting)
•  Valid OR driver’s license and clean DMV report required

Please submit cover letter and resume via email, or apply on our parent company's website:

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, July 30th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help