Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #235

Harvest Cellar Position
Seasonal F/T
Raptor Ridge Winery
Newberg, Oregon
Raptor Ridge Winery is located in the Chehalem Mountains, just outside Portland, Oregon. In addition to growing Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Noir on our estate vineyard, we source sustainable, organic and biodynamically grown Pinot Noir from 4 of the 7 sub AVA’s in the Willamette Valley, as well as producing sparkling wine, Auxerrois, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.
August 12, 2019
November 1, 2019

Harvest job duties will include;
• processing and sorting fruit
• racking juice to tank and or barrel
• pulling samples and checking brix
• punchdown / pumpovers, additions
• cleaning and filling barrels
• sanitization of all winery equipment.

The ideal candidate should be flexible with their schedule and be available to work weekends. There are a lot of physical aspects to this job which includes lifting up to 50lbs, pushing, pulling, shoveling, and standing for long periods of time. Working conditions vary from hot to cold, dusty or wet and sometimes noisy therefore requiring a tolerance to varying conditions. Good communication skills, a solid comprehension of English, and attention to detail a must. Previous harvest experience and or forklift training a plus
The position would start Mid-August, and conclude at the completion of harvest, approximately early November weather dependent. While we are unable to provide housing, we have several contacts with rooms and can assist in finding a place to stay. At the peak of harvest, we will provide Harvest lunches and healthy snacks.
Shannon Gustafson

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