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2024 Harvest Cellar Internship

O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

Angwin, CA

2024 Harvest Cellar Internship
2024 Harvest Cellar Internship

Job Description:


Under the stewardship of Betty O’Shaughnessy and Paul Woolls for more than twenty-five years, O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery is an esteemed producer of ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. The estate comprises 120 planted acres across the Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, and Oakville AVAs and includes two state-of-the-art wineries. Together with the full-time production team, founding winemaker Sean Capiaux marries tradition with innovation to craft a portfolio of powerful, elegant wines with great aging potential. To learn more about O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery, please visit

Job Description:

Harvest interns will have the opportunity to assist our small, experienced crew with all aspects of vinification for 20 different grape varieties. This includes but is not limited to vineyard maturity sampling, fruit processing, inoculations and additions, cap management, digging tanks, draining/pressing, barrel work, lab analysis, data entry, sanitation, bottling, and general winery upkeep.

Internships typically run from August-November but will depend on the growing season. During the busiest part of harvest, interns can expect to work 6 days per week and flex between both production sites as needed. The hourly pay rate will be $20-25 plus overtime and lunch is catered once a week during crush.


Successful candidates are hardworking and detail oriented. Strong communication skills, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions are essential. Prior harvest experience and formal education in Viticulture and Enology are pluses but not required. Applicants must be committed to maintaining a safe and respectful work environment.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply!

Other Requirements:
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
Ability to climb stairs/ladders and perform repetitive movements
Extensive walking and time on feet
Reliable housing and transportation
International applicants must secure their own J-1 visa

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, May 20th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:
$‌2O.OO ‍−‌ $25.OO plus overtime

Contact Information:

O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery
Mara FitzGerald