Harvest Winery Internship | Goose Ridge Winery | Richland, WA

HARVEST WINERY INTERNSHIP

Goose Ridge Vineyards has an opening for an annual part-time winery internship.  The is focused on lab and cellar work centered around grape harvest from roughly late August through November.  This is the right opportunity for a technically and science-minded individual, with a strong work ethic, looking for experience in the wine industry.

Winery Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Laboratory analysis on juice and wine: pH, TA, and Brix
  • Sample collection
  • Grape sample processing for lab and sensory analysis
  • Assembling blends and trials for winemaking staff
  • Data entry
  • Assist with cellar work: pumpovers, additions, harvest processing
  • Assist with barrel room work: barrel racking & filling, barrel topping, and barrel additions
  • Assist with bottling

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and safely – often without direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational stills, detail oriented
  • Self-starter with willingness to learn and follow new procedures
  • Lift, push, or pull a minimum of 15 pounds weight
  • Perform work in sitting or standing position for extended periods of time.
  • Perform work with use of a step stool or ladder
  • Perform work outdoors, often in hot and dry conditions.
  • Perform work indoors, often in cool and damp conditions.

The applicant must be flexible, professional, highly motivated, and able to manage multiple responsibilities and complete tasks efficiently with a high degree of accuracy. This is a paid, part-time position working 12-16 hours, 2 to 4 days per week.  Working Saturdays, Sundays, and/or evenings will be sometimes be necessary in the fall, during the grape harvest.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume via email.

Goose Ridge Vineyards is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All submissions will be treated with strict confidentiality.