Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1162

Harvest Cellar Internship
Seasonal F/T
Mark Ryan Winery
Walla Walla, WA
We are a small family owned and operated winery located in Walla Walla Washington. We specialize in producing premium red and white wines from some of the best vineyards in Washington state.
$20-$26 per hour, with time and half after 40 hours in a work week
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on cellar experience with a great team in a positive work environment. You will be working with exceptional fruit from some of the best vineyards in Washington state. The position is fluid and offers a broad range of training in various cellar tasks and helps prepare you for the next step in your winemaking career. Free housing is provided while rooms remain available.

• Cleaning and sanitation of crush equipment and winery facilities
• Daily set-up and break down of crush equipment
• Hydrating, filling, and topping barrels
• Punch downs, pump-overs, brix readings, juice and wine sampling
• Inoculation and fermentation additions
• Vineyard sampling
• Various other duties as assigned by winemaking team

- The ideal candidate will be motivated, hardworking, trustworthy and have a positive attitude
- Have the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with other people
- Pay close attention to detail
- Work in a safe manner around large pieces of equipment and chemicals
- Be able to stand for long periods of time
- Lift and carry up to 50 pounds
- Grasp, crawl, stoop, squat, carry, climb ladders, stairs and barrel racks
- Use hands to finger, handle and feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Bend at the waist
- See (full color vision)
- Taste, smell and evaluate juice and wines
- Work seven days a week
- Follow verbal and written instructions in English
- Have a valid driver’s license and transportation

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud and will sometimes require ear protection.
Mike Macmorran
Mark Ryan Winery

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