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Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.


Start Date(s): July or August 2024

California Location(s): Cloverdale, San Miguel, Salinas, St. Helena, Napa, and Healdsburg, CA

Washington Location: Sunnyside WA

Premium Coastal Winemaking

E. & J. Gallo Winery owns and operates over ten premium wineries across California and in Washington, producing brands such as Louis M. Martini, William Hill, Pahlmeyer, Apothic, Edna Valley, Talbott, Frei Brothers, J Vineyards, Columbia, Souverain, and Denner. We value teamwork, innovative problem solving, and integrity. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to learn production from grape to wine in beautiful wine country.

What You Will Do

The Premium Winemaking Internship Program has a select number of positions available for qualified candidates to fill 5-6 month positions (approximately August through December) at the wineries listed above. Interns are expected to assist in daily harvest activities and manage a portion of an ongoing winemaking project(s), depending on their level of experience. Successful candidates who complete the Premium Winemaking Internship will gain experience with the winemaking teams and increase their skill base for future employment or graduate school. Working closely with winemakers, Premium Winemaking Interns will have an opportunity to participate in the following (varies by location/assignment):

Assist in sampling, lab blends, tasting, inventory control, and cellar work management.
Participate in fermentation monitoring and tasting, analysis tracking, and data interpretation.
Assist in preparing and processing work orders.
Monitor and/or perform grape sorting, inoculations, additions, maceration, racking, draining, pressing, barrel filling, and lab analysis.
Work cross-functionally with departments across the company.


•  Hiring Salary Range Posted: $21.50 - $22.50 / hour
Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

Perks & Benefits

In addition to the salary, this position may be eligible for bonuses and incentive plans, as applicable.

What You Will Need

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the following areas OR have obtained a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the school of Life Sciences, school of Agricultural Sciences, or school of Engineering.
Required to lift and move up to 45 lbs.
Able to climb fixed stairs with handrails and vertical ladders with hoop cages to a height of 40 feet.
Required to be 21 years of age or older.
Experience computing mathematical formulas and basic computer skills.
Required to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.

Min Quals Standard

Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.

What Will Set You Apart

Junior or Senior class standing at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor's degree in Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Enology, Food Science, Wine Business, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Bioscience, Biology, Viticulture, Biological Engineering, Winemaking or Chemistry.
Prior winemaking and tasting internship or work experience.
Familiar with Chemistry and Microbiology.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills with the experience managing multiple assignments.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Inside/Outside conditions: During Crush, work estimated at 80% (but not limited to) outside, with weather of varying types.
Wet/slippery conditions vary and may include work in rain.
Required to lift and move up to 45 lbs.
Must be able to climb fixed stairs with handrails and vertical ladders with hoop cages to a height of 40 feet.
Noise levels may vary. Occasional situations where ear protection is required.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

Requisition ID: 103093



Gallo's policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees and not to discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision making, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nor will Gallo discriminate based on a perception that an individual has a...

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, September 12th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Category:
Job Level:
$‌21.5O ‍−‌ $22.5O
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