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Cellar/Harvest Assistant

Part-Time TO START

Aurora Colony Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned operation located 20 minutes south of Portland, Oregon, on 50 rolling acres in Aurora, Oregon. We pride ourselves on growing several grape varietals and offering many estate wines to our customers. We currently produce approx. 3,000 cases of wine per year and project to double annual production within 3 years. Each member of our team, from the vineyard to the tasting room, is dedicated to making and delivering high-quality wine to our guests.

Position Overview:
The Cellar/Harvest Assistant will work directly with the winemaker during the harvest season. The ideal candidate will have an opportunity for growth and promotion to Assistant Winemaker within one year. 

Desired Qualifications:
•  1-2 years harvest and/or cellar experience
•  Coursework in Viticulture and Enology or related science field is preferred
•  Ability to work both independently and as a team member
•  Communication skills and data management skills
•  Perform heavy physical work, ability to lift 50 lbs. (lifting, bending, climbing, pulling, or squatting for long periods of time)
•  Reliable transportation
•  Computer literate with good reasoning abilities
•  Experience driving forklift – preferred
•  Positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and ability and willingness to work long hours
•  Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and ability to multi-task

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following:
•  Perform collection, processing and analysis of fruit samples from vineyard.
•  Responsible for taking daily PH, Brix and temperature measurements on all active ferments in tank and barrel
•  Punch down/pump over and racking.
•  Measure, weigh and perform chemical additions to wine
•  Ability to perform basic laboratory analysis on juice and wine.
•  Record and communicate accurate lab records
•  Perform all barrel procedures, cleaning/sanitization, filling, topping, and inventory
•  Wine and juice additions/inoculations, cleaning and sampling
•  Ability to understand and comply with all safety requirements
•  Tolerate exposure to outside elements (heat, wet and/or damp conditions, cold)
•  Other tasks as assigned by the winemaker

2 years experience in a similar position or combination of experience and education

•  High School Diploma or equivalent
•  Bachelor’s Degree in Enology/Viticulture or related field is a plus

Start Date: Early to mid July 2022

This position is part-time with the opportunity to be full-time during peak season and harvest.

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