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Title Harvest Intern
Employer Early Mountain Vineyards
Employment Location Madison, Va
Company Description Early Mountain Vineyards is located in Madison, Virginia and is part of the Monticello Wine Trail in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a strong commitment to the vineyard, as well as a fervent expression of place, our mission is to craft high-quality wines and to participate in Virginia’s ascent as a world-class wine region. Early Mountain Vineyards is owned by Jean Case and her husband, Steve, and is located at 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison, Virginia 22727. For additional information, please visit
Type Internship
Pay Scale Compensation: Interns will be paid hourly and are eligible for overtime pay.
Employment Start Date August 2017
Employment End Date November or December 2017
Job Description Early Mountain Vineyards is seeking interns for the 2017 harvest. Internships start August (TBD) and end approximately early November or December (season dependent).
Job responsibilities will include:
• Cleaning and sanitation of work environment
• Fruit processing: fruit intake, sorting, desteming, crushing, press operation
• Fermentation monitoring
• Pumpover/Punchdowns, rackings
• Laboratory analysis: pH, TA, Brix, Free SO2, etc.
• Assist in bottling operations
• Participation in guided tastings
• 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
• Previous harvest and/or lab skills
• A positive attitude, sense of humor and keen eye for detail
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
• Must have own transportation
• Spanish speaking skills are a plus
Contact Info Please send cover letter and references to
Contact Address 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road
Madison, Va 22727
Contact Phone 540.948.9005
Contact E-mail
Contact Website

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