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2018 Harvest Internship, Raptor Ridge Winery, Newberg, Oregon

Be a part of our small harvest team! Raptor Ridge Winery is located in the Chehalem Mountains, just outside Portland, Oregon. In addition to growing Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Noir on our estate vineyard, we source sustainable, organic and biodynamically grown Pinot Noir from 4 of the 6 sub AVA’s in the Willamette Valley, as well as Auxerrois, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.

The position would start with bottling Mid-August, and conclude at the completion of harvest, approximately early November weather dependent. While we are unable to provide housing, we have several contacts with rooms and can assist in finding a place to stay. At the peak of harvest, we will provide Harvest lunches and healthy snacks.

Harvest job duties will include;

  • processing and sorting fruit
  • racking juice to tank and or barrel
  • pulling samples and checking brix
  • punchdown / pumpovers, additions
  • cleaning and filling barrels
  • sanitization of all winery

The ideal candidate should be flexible with their schedule and be available to work weekends. There are a lot of physical aspects to this job which includes lifting up to 50lbs, pushing, pulling, shoveling, and standing for long periods of time. Working conditions vary from hot to cold, dusty or wet and sometimes noisy therefore requiring a tolerance to varying conditions. Good communication skills, a solid comprehension of English, and attention to detail a must. Previous harvest experience and or forklift training a plus.

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work with us. No phone calls please.

Contact:   Shannon Gustafson / Shannon@RaptorRidgeWinery.com