Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Alexana Vineyard and Winery (http://www.alexanawinery.com)

  Newberg, Oregon

Alexana Estate Vineyards and Winery is seeking harvest cellar hands to join our close-knit winemaking team for the 2023 harvest. This is a seasonal position that will start in late August and last until early November.  Ideal candidates will be energetic, dependable and passionate about making world-class wines, while also motivated to work alongside, collaborate with, and learn from people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.  While harvest experience is preferred, we encourage those new to winemaking to apply.  We ask a lot of our team but provide a well-rounded enological education in return.  

In addition to making wine, we make every effort to engage our harvest cellar hands with the larger winemaking community in the Willamette Valley by arranging visits with other winemakers and facilities to discuss their unique approaches to winemaking.  It is also important that we spend time together outside of the bustle of the winery; we will enjoy family-style lunches provided by our harvest chef, taste and evaluate new and unique wines, and compete in sensory training competitions… do you have what it takes to win the coveted “Golden Schnoz'' award?!

Background on Alexana:
Alexana produces 15,000 cases of small-lot Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot gris at our estate winery and vineyards in the Dundee Hills.  The highly-acclaimed winery features state of the art processing and analytical equipment allowing interns to learn the techniques crucial to making world-class wine. Fruit is predominately from our Dundee Hills estate vineyards with additional sourcing from quality vineyard sites across the Willamette Valley. 

Job duties will include grape receiving, sorting, pressing, racking, juice/must additions, inoculations, punchdowns and pumpovers, barrel prep/filling, winery sanitation, lab work, vineyard sampling, bottling, tasting/sensory and other general winery operations.  Forklift training will be provided prior to harvest.  Candidates must be flexible to work varying shifts, overtime, weekends, and must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. repeatedly. 

We’re dedicated to hiring diverse talent and ensuring that we treat you with respect and support throughout the interview process and once you join the Alexana team. We embrace diversity and strive to create conditions that provide everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and a little anecdote about the best wine they’ve tried in the past year. We look forward to welcoming you to our 2023 harvest family!

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