About this Job
We have partnered with several Virginia wineries actively seeking diverse talent for their Harvest Internship positions. Virginia is home to 300+ wineries, 10 wine regions and 8 distinct appellations. As a harvest intern, you will have a unique opportunity to learn how Virginia wineries embrace elements of both the Old World and the New.
Successful candidates will gain first-hand experience with various winemaking techniques and viticultural practices. It's an exciting time to be a part of the Virginia wine community! Harvest Internships vary from winery to winery, but job responsibilities may include:
Cleaning and sanitation of work environment
Fruit processing: picking of grapes, fruit intake, sorting, destemming, crushing, press operation
Pumpover, punchdowns, rackings
Assist in bottling operations
Perform other cellar duties as needed
Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting 50 lbs. on a regular basis
Willingness to work long hours and up to 7 days a week at times
Understanding of general winemaking practices
A positive attitude, sense of humor and keen eye for detail
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
Must have own transportation
Must be eligible to work in the United States
Compensation: Interns will be paid hourly and are eligible for overtime pay.
If you identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, we welcome you to apply through our website here. Virginia wineries will have access to the list of applicants and will be reaching out to schedule interviews with the candidates that best meet their needs. Please email us with any questions!
About The Veraison Project
We are a 501c3 Non-Profit comprised of volunteer wine industry professionals who are committed to making the wine industry more equitable and diverse. We provide scholarships for wine certification, wine business masterclasses, mentoring and networking for our grantees.