Fall Internship 2023 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Blackbird Vineyards

  Napa, California

  • Title: Harvest Cellar Intern
  • Employer: Blackbird Vineyards
  • Employment Location: Napa
  • Company Description: Premium Napa Valley winery crafting amazing wines focused on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Type: Seasonal F/T
  • Pay Scale: DOE
  • Employment Start Date: August
  • Employment End Date: November or December pending Harvest

Job Description: Blackbird Vineyards is looking for cellar interns to join the 2023 harvest. If you are not afraid of getting dirty and willing to work long hours, we’re willing to teach how to craft amazing wines. We’re looking for driven individuals to be an integral part of the entire harvest process in the Blackbird Vineyards team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Fruit processing
  • Punchdowns
  • Pumpovers
  • Additions
  • Pressing
  • Fermentation monitoring
  • Lab analysis(no science background necessary, we will train if needed)

The position is seasonal and will start in August and can last through December. Exact start and end dates depend on harvest. Hours can vary with the primary responsibilities of the position. Work will include weekends and overtime as needed. Workers must be able to
work varied schedules as needed.

Minimum requirements:
US citizen with a valid US driver’s license and access to reliable transportation to and from the work site or approved VISA status and transport. High School or equivalent education. Previous harvest/winery experience is preferred but not required. Must be available to work from August through December. Available to work a varied schedule during harvest season as needed. Accuracy with numbers and strong recordkeeping skills. Basic computer proficiency. Attention to detail and ability to perform repetitive tasks as needed. Must be able to climb stairs, stoop, bend, and lift. Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Work environment contains:
Exposure to loud noises, wet surfaces, varying temperatures, dust, fumes, toxic chemicals, operating mechanical equipment, stairs, ladders. Reasonable accommodations may be made for valid individuals with disabilities to perform the necessary job functions.

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