Viticulture Intern, Winemaker’s LLC, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Title:                                                      Viticulture Intern

Employer:                                            Winemakers LLC

Employment Location:                      Willamette Valley, Oregon

Company Description:                       Winemakers LLC focuses on growing wine grapes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho

Type:                                                     Internship

Pay Scale:                                            TBD

Employment Start Date:    June 18th (flexible)

Employment End Date:     October 21st (depends on end of harvest)


Job Description:

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:

  • Crop estimation
  • Irrigation scheduling – leaf water potentials, vine stress
  • Scouting for pests and diseases
  • Collecting phenological data
  • Sampling for nutritional analysis at bloom and véraison
  • Data collection for the Statewide Crop Load Project
  • Harvest maturity sampling and lab analysis including brix and pH


Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a viticulture program or other program related to plant sciences
  • Strong communication skills; can communicate effectively in English, Spanish speaking skills a plus
  • Be willing to work (stand, bend and walk) extended hours outside in all weather conditions
  • Be able to operate an ATV on rough terrain for long periods of time – training available
  • Able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, dependable transportation and provide own housing
  • Have a good attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work independently


Contact & Application:

Please contact Dana Estensen with any questions. To apply, send resume, cover letter, and contact details for two professional references to dana@winemakersllc.com.

Dana Estensen

(503) 932-4294

dana@winemakersllc.com