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Trefethen Vineyards, Napa, CA
Basic winemaking knowledge, completion of a wine chemistry course, valid CA Driver’s License, ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and ability to work long hours with a positive attitude are required. Previous harvest experience is desirable, but not required. Ideally, the intern will start work in July and continue through December, but these dates are flexible.
Contact Information: Dan Blakely, Assistant Winemaker, 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Dundee, OR
Duration of Internship: May - September (flexible in accordance to University course schedule)
Description: To provide learning opportunities and practical training through hands-on participation related to viticulture, which promote professional development with a commitment to pursue excellence.
Accurately collect viticulture field data which can include, but is not limited to:
Work is performed primarily in the vineyards with varying weather conditions
Apply on-line at www.smwe.com/employment. REQ# 18-0051
Results Partners, North Willamette Valley, OR
Qualifications and Requirements
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Jessie Delarbre
Timeframe: June 15 - Nov 15 2018
Abacela is a 76 acre Oregon estate winery (www.abacela.com) that pioneered the production of Tempranillo and Albariño as varietal wines in America. Our estate’s Fault Line Vineyards with its many mesoclimes and soil types has been dubbed “The most interesting vineyard property in Oregon” by others. This setting has permitted us to carefully match old world grapes not previously grown in the region to different microclimate-soil sites in our vineyards. These achievements have contributed greatly to Abacela’s leadership in production of alternative varieties that are now widely grown and produced by others across the Pacific Northwest.
We specialize in grapes and wine styles indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula. The vines are managed sustainably with limited inputs and are hand harvested. Our vineyard season starts in mid winter with pruning, followed by bud break in spring, and throughout the summer the vines are nurtured and managed until harvest in September and October. This internship is an opportunity learn and experience the science and art of grape growing in a family owned and operated gravity flow winery that grows and harvests about 200 plus tons of fifteen different interesting grape varieties for the production of 12,000 cases (144,000, 750 ml bottles) of wine annually.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Stipend is $2,000/month. Housing is not provided. Assistance provided to international students to locate housing.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeframe: Sept 1 - Nov 15 2018
Enology interns will assist with vineyard monitoring, harvest sampling including cluster counts, weights and in-house laboratory testing to measure Brix, pH and total acid and input the data to a computer.
Interns will also be involved in processing of harvested fruit which includes the use of various types of equipment such as forklift, sorting table, escalator, and destemmer/crusher and presses (both basket and membrane) plus the tasting of fermenting wines, punch downs, pump-overs, yeast inoculations, acid and nutrient additions, etc under the supervision of the winemaker and/or his assistant. All fruit is processed and moved about the crush pad, cold-soaking and fermentation room in small batches (one ton units). Whites are pressed in a membrane press and reds in a basket press.
The successful applicant will;
Stipend is $2000/month. Housing not provided. International students will be provided assistance in finding housing.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Winemakers LLC, Willamette Valley, OR
Winemakers LLC is looking for a seasonal viticulture intern to work in our vineyards located in the Willamette Valley in Oregon (Marion and Yamhill Counties). Internship would start in June and extend through the end of harvest, typically around the middle of October.
The intern would assist the viticulturist and vineyard team with duties such as but not limited to:
Contact & Application:
Please contact Dana Estensen with any questions. To apply, send resume, cover letter, and contact details for two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nissley Vineyards, Bainbridge, PA
Nissley Vineyards and Winery Estate is a third-generation family owned winery seeking a full-time winemaker for our annual 20,000-case operation. Four decades in the industry make us one of the oldest and most well-known wineries in Pennsylvania. Our award-winning and widely popular French hybrid wines and artfully managed events have made us one of the most well-respected. This position gives the ideal candidate the ability to continue producing the wines that have made us successful, and presents the unique opportunity to develop finely crafted, premium estate grown vinifera wines to be added to our wine list. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Barbera, and Lemberger have been/will be planted in 2017/2018. More vinifera will be planted in 2019 and 2020. Learn more about us at www.nissleywine.com.
An Amtrak station is located 10 minutes from the property allowing easy access to Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Harrisburg International Airport is a brief 20-minute drive, and Baltimore International Airport is roughly 80 minutes away. Besides convenient access to these major urban centers, both Lancaster and Harrisburg offer their own unique cultural experiences, with theaters, art galleries and a wide variety of culinary and night life options.
As an emerging wine region, south-central Pennsylvania offers the opportunity to network with other local winemakers who continually strive to raise the bar of PA wines.
This is not an entry level position, and will require logistical expertise in addition to a well-developed knowledge of current winemaking practices.
Compensation: Commensurate with mid-Atlantic industry standards and work experience. A small, picturesque farmhouse located near the beautiful winery property will be available beginning April 2018 as an option for your full-time residence.
To apply, send resume and at least one, but preferably two references to email@example.com