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2024 Harvest Internship

O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

Napa, CA

2024 Harvest Internship
2024 Harvest 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. Together with the full-time vineyard team, Vineyard Manager Alan Pierson tends to 120 acres of estate vineyards across the Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, and Oakville AVAs. To learn more about O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery, please visit

Job Description:

The viticulture intern will have the opportunity to assist the Vineyard Manager with a myriad of tasks including, but not limited to: crop estimation, phenology tracking, maturity sampling, water status monitoring via pressure bomb, pest/disease scouting, night picks, record keeping and data entry, and hands-on vineyard work as needed. The intern will also assist on the crush pad as needed.

This internship typically runs from July-October but will depend on the growing season. During the busiest part of harvest, the intern can expect to work 6 days per week including some nights and weekends. The hourly wage will be $20-25 plus overtime and lunch is catered once a week during crush. Mileage driven between vineyard sites will be reimbursed.


Though prior harvest experience is not required, knowledge of viticulture and associated seasonal vineyard activities is important. Successful candidates are self-motivated and able to manage their time independently. Strong computer skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions are essential. 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 work outdoors and navigate variable/steep terrain
Extensive walking and time on feet
Reliable housing and transportation. Position requires driving and a clean driver’s license.
Spanish language proficiency desirable
International applicants must secure their own J-1 visa

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, June 18th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:
$‌2O.OO ‍−‌ $25.OO plus overtime

Contact Information:

O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery
Mara FitzGerald