Industry job opportunities​

Please note: In order to keep our list current, we will post position announcements for a three-month period. If your position is still open after three months, we will gladly update your posting.  Please send your announcement as a Microsoft Word document to Kathy Kelley (kmk17@psu.edu).

August 6, 2018

White Horse Winery

Harvest intern 

Job Description:

White Horse winery located in Hammonton, New Jersey, is a small, rapidly growing winery focusing on high quality old-world style wines.  

We are a small, diverse, tight-knit team that is looking for a motivated, experienced, and hard-working intern for the 2018 vintage. The main focus of this position will be work in the cellar, but responsibilities may include all aspects of small-lot winemaking, and some vineyard and harvest work.  This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with our winemaker and assistant winemaker and learn all aspects of wine production.  As we are growing and expanding, a successful internship could lead to continued employment.

We have a focused and studious approach to our winemaking and expect the same from our interns. It is expected that interns will mirror our attention to detail and methodology.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inoculation and additions
  • Maintaining Fermentation records
  • Equipment and Tank Sanitation
  • Crushing, Sorting, Destemming
  • Cap management / punch downs / pump overs
  • Other jobs as necessary

Additional Requirements:

  • Be able to work on ladders and at heights
  • Have a reliable source of transportation
  • Have a clean driver’s record
  • Have a willingness to perform other jobs functions as required
  • Have a commitment to safety, productivity and a good attention to detail.
  • Be able to Lift 50lbs and to push or pull 100lbs
  • Adhere to all established safety protocols
  • Must be able to legally work in the United States

Duration:  September through November 2018. Possibly longer depending on harvest season.  Position could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to:  bj@whitehorsewinery.comand please include the words, “Harvest Intern” in the subject of the e-mail.  Thank you, BJ

July 23, 2017

Logan’s View Winery 

Winery Assistant Job Requirements

Part time position 15-­‐18+ hours/week Report to Winemaker & Winery Manager

  • Position requires testing the wine through tasting, therefore successful applicant will need to be at least 21 years of  
  • Move and lift up to 50 pound containers, up to 150 containers perprocess
  • Be able to safely climbladders
  • Safely bendover toworkonfloor-­‐level equipmentWinerySanitation
  • Follow general provisions in Logan’s View Winery Cleaning and Sanitizing ProceduresGrape and FruitProcessing
  • Process grapes, fruit and juices asdirected
  • Transfer wet pomace from bins intopresses
  • Stand for extended periods of time on concretefloor
  • Work safely in various temperatureconditions
  • Work safely in wetconditions
  • Assist in safely setting up and operating presses, destemming machine, hoses,pumps
  • Assist in maintenance and repair of all equipment as directedWineProcessing
  • Process wines as directed during racking, filtration, fining,packaging
  • Assist in maintenance and repair of all equipment asdirected
  • Assist in safely setting up and operating pumps, hoses, filters, packaging equipmentMiscellaneous
  • Safely perform any other duties which may beassigned
  • Safely operatetruck
  • Hold current valid driver’slicense
  • Safely operate golfcart
  • Hourly wage negotiated at time ofhiring

Please contact Jan Markel winery manager; Janice.k.markel@gmail.com

 

June 21, 2018

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery, Breinigsville, PA (two positions available)

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery, located in Breinigsville PA, is a family run operation and one of Pennsylvania’s largest wineries.  Clover Hill maintains six different vineyard sites within the counties of Berks and Lehigh for a total of 70 acres of vines and annually produces wine on site in a modern winemaking facility with cooperage in excess of 90,000 gallons. Wines are sold through Clover Hill’s four retail locations and are also available statewide through the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Shoppes and several grocery store chains.

Cellar Hand 

Clover Hill is actively looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual to assist in the winemaking activities at Clover Hill.  This job would also include some vineyard tasks and wine promotional events.  The job description for this position covers many areas of the winery operations and is roughly divided up as 70% winemaking, 15% vineyard operations and 15% sales.

Winemaking Responsibilities Include:

  • Harvest Activities: Fruit Receipt, Crushing and Pressing, Juice Adjustment and Fermentation
  • Cellaring Activities: Racking, Fining, Cold Stabilization and Filtration
  • Barreling
  • Lab Analysis and Record Keeping
  • Bottling

Vineyard Responsibilities Include:

  • Pruning
  • Spraying
  • Growing Activities: Shoot Positioning, Leaf Removal and Cluster Thinning
  • Vineyard Expansion Activities: Planting, Trellis Installation, Plant Training and Watering
  • Harvest

Promotion and Sales Responsibilities Include:

  • Tasting Room Sales
  • Wine Tours
  • Festival Sales

An enology degree and/or significant real-world experience is preferred in an individual but is not a requirement.  Applicants must be mechanically inclined, have good communication and organizational skills, and be proficient in computers. Compensation is based on the individual’s level of education and experience.  Please forward a cover letter and resume to John Skrip III at  winejobs@cloverhillwinery.com with “Cellar Hand” in the subject. Any other questions or concerns, please call John at 484/239-4672.

Vineyard assistant

Clover Hill is actively looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual whose focus will be to assist with the various aspects of vineyard duties throughout the season and assist in winery operations when needed.

Applicants for this full-time position should be of strong mind and body, have good communication skills and have a great mechanical ability.  Applicants must also understand and be able to proficiently operate farm tractors and agricultural machinery.

Vineyard Responsibilities Include:

  • Pruning and Tying
  • Spraying (Herbicides and Air Blast)
  • Mowing with a zero-turn mower
  • Growing Activities: Shoot Positioning, Leaf Removal and Cluster Thinning
  • Vineyard Expansion Activities: Planting, Trellis Installation, Plant Training and Watering
  • Vineyard Crew Supervision and Training
  • Vineyard Equipment Maintenance
  • Harvest

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Warehousing
  • Assisting with Bottling or other Winery Operations
  • Deliveries

Previous farming experience is preferred. Compensation for this position starts at $17 per hour.  Please forward a cover letter and resume to John Skrip III at  winejobs@cloverhillwinery.com  with “Vineyard Assistant” as the subject. Any other questions or concerns, please call John at 484/239-4672.

 

June 14, 2018

Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, MD: Winery Harvest Intern

Job Description:

 Boordy Vineyards, a family-owned winery located 30 minutes north of Baltimore City, is in search of an energetic, organized candidate for the position of winery harvest intern for the 2018 vintage. Position start date is September 1st and finishes at the end of October. The qualified applicant must be willing to work long hours and on weekends, and will report to the winemaking management team.

In addition, applicants must:
•  Be able to stand for long periods
•  Be able to lift and carry 50 lbs
•  Be comfortable on ladders
•  Be 21 or older
•  Have own transportation and lodging
•  Have a basic understanding of winemaking practices

Job duties include:
•  Monitoring fermentations
•  Barrel stirring
•  Additions
•  Perform basic wine analysis
•  Winery and tank sanitation
•  Assistance with fruit processing

About Boordy Vineyards:

Boordy farms 48 acres of grapes (40 ac vinifera, 8 ac hybrids) between two vineyard locations, and purchases fruit from a team of growers both within Maryland and in other states.  In total, we process over 400 tons of grapes each vintage.  In 2013 we completed construction of a new, state of the art winemaking facility which, together with Boordy’s veteran winemaking team, provide an excellent environment for learning and hands-on training.  Visit www.boordy.comfor more information.

If interested, or to learn more about the position, please contact Phin Deford (phineas.deford@boordy.com)

 

 

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