Brooks Winery Harvest Internship
September 15 – November 15, 2020
April 26, 2020, 11:00 PM (Pacific)
Willamette Valley, OR
Brooks Winery is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated wine professionals to join the 2020 harvest crew. You will process around 300 tons of fruit from the estate and other vineyards in Willamette Valley & Columbia Gorge during an immersive, educational, and hands-on experience. This paid position includes on-site group housing and team lunches. Airfare is not provided.
Harvest will run roughly from Sept 15th-Nov 15th (exact dates depend on the season). A four-week commitment is required; priority will be given to candidates that commit to eight weeks. In addition to your application, please send your resume and cover letter explaining why this experience will be valuable to you and the length of time/dates you can commit to work (email to Lynn.Fletcher@sommfoundation.com). For more information on Brooks Winery, please visit: http://www.brookswine.com.
-Fruit sampling: learn about site and clonal selection; picking decisions
-Receiving, sorting, and processing of fruit: understand sorting for quality wine
-Fermentation management duties: punch-downs, lab analysis, and sensory evaluation during fermentation
-Cleaning and operation of winery equipment: use of pumps, press, and other crush equipment
-Barrel work: cleaning, filling, and topping barrels with wine
-Sommeliers/wine professionals with buying ability or influence at their establishment
-Enthusiastic can-do attitude, good sense of humor, and ability to work as a team player
-Passion for wine (especially Riesling!) and desire to learn more
-Strong work ethic and attention to detail
-Fit with a strong back and ability to endure long hours of lifting and standing/walking on concrete
-Ability to work irregular shifts and overtime hours, including weekends and holidays
-Ability to effectively speak and understand English & strong communication skills
*** Non US citizens are welcome to apply but you will be responsible for securing the proper visa.