Alexana Estate Vineyards and Winery had one spot open up on the intern crew so we are seeking an experienced intern to join our winemaking team for the 2020 harvest. Alexana produces 15,000 cases annually at our estate in the picturesque Dundee Hills of Oregon. Interns will work in a newly built gravity flow winery which will process mostly Pinot Noir, but also Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Fruit is predominately from our Dundee Hills estate vineyard, but we source small amounts of fruit from every sub-AVA in the Willamette Valley.
This is a seasonal position that will start August 24th and finish in mid-November. Ideal candidates will be energetic, dependable, passionate about making world class wines, will have worked at least one or more harvests, and will have or be pursuing an enology and viticulture degree (or other applicable degree).
Job duties will include grape receiving, sorting, crushing, pressing, rackings, pomace-transfers, juice and must additions, inoculations, punchdowns, barrel prep/filling, winery sanitation, lab work, vineyard sampling, bottling, and other general winery operations. Candidates must be flexible to work varying shifts, overtime, weekends, and must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. repeatedly.