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Full Time Seasonal Harvest Intern

Woodinville Custom Wines

Woodinville, WA

Job Description:

Woodinville Custom Wines is a premium custom wine making facility located in the West Valley District of the Woodinville Wine Country. The only one of its kind in Western Washington, we offer state-of-the-art winemaking equipment and staff to facilitate client-driven production from grape to bottle. Our clients have the option to provide complete instructions to custom tailer their process, or they can choose an in-house standard protocol developed by our experienced winemaking directors. We follow strict operating procedures in our facility to ensure clean and stable conditions. Our staff manages and records all activity via TankNet and InnoVint cloud-based software to offer our clients real-time production data. We can handle the physical operations of production, so our clients can focus on brand building, marketing, and distribution.

Woodinville Custom Wines is looking for harvest interns for Harvest 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment and provide support for all Harvest operations and activities. You will be working under the direction of a local veteran Winemaker and Associate Winemaker in Washington State. You will be assisting in the winemaking process, including receiving grapes, crushing, making additions, monitoring fermentation, racking, filling, transfers, blending, barrel and tank care, preparations for bottling and bottling itself. Previous experience is preferred, but all levels of experience will be considered.

Approximate internship employment: September 1, 2023 – November 15, 2023

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all aspects of the winemaking process:
•  Barrel work includes sampling, racking, filling, topping, cleaning, and maintenance.
•  Follow specific cleaning and sanitation practices for equipment and the winery.
•  Operate and Maintain equipment with training.
•  Maintain a safe and clean working environment.

Harvest includes, but is not limited to:
•  Fruit to tank processing: receiving, sorting, pressing, barrel down, managing tank headspace, pump operation (air, PC, and bulldog) and tank sanitation.
•  Fermentation management: pump-overs, punch-downs, and Brix and temperature checks
•  Nutrient additions and inoculations

Job Requirements:
•  Team-Oriented, Punctual and Reliable.
•  Self-Motivated and Energetic.
•  Attention to Detail.
•  Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly and work on your feet up to 10 hours per day.
•  Willing to work long hours, weekends and overtime during harvest season.
•  Ability to read, understand and complete paperwork accurately.
•  Ability to change focus, duties and activities quickly and with a positive attitude.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, March 19th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:
$‌2O.OO ‍−‌ $23.OO

Contact Information:

Woodinville Custom Wines
Alec Anderson