Harvest Intern 2022 (McKinney Family Vineyards)

Harvest Intern 2022 (McKinney Family Vineyards)

by McKinney Family Vineyards
Published: June 21, 2022 (3 days ago)

McKinney Family Vineyards is seeking interns for our 2022 harvest team. We produce all the Bordeaux varietals, many of the Rhône’s, and Single Vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from many of the top vineyards in Santa Barbara County. As we are a small team, you will be exposed to all aspects of harvest and will get a very hands on, well-rounded experience. This is a great opportunity if you are enthusiastic, hardworking, and organized. This is an incredible chance to work with some of the best vineyards in California.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Cleaning

• Grape receiving, sorting, processing

• Cap Management – pump overs & punch downs

• Barrel prep

• Digging tanks & cleaning tanks

• Press operations

• Perform other duties as assigned



• Prior harvest experience preferred, but will train the right person

• Reliability and a positive attitude

• Ability to understand and comply with any and all safety requirements

• Ability to perform the physical labor necessary

• Effective communication skills

• Good reading, writing, and math skills

• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

• Fluent in English or as a second language

• Finding your own reliable transportation and housing


Working Conditions:

• Standing for long periods of time (8 hours or more) in all types of weather

• Exposed to machinery and forklifts

• Long and irregular hours during peak periods

• Extensive walking and lifting of up to 50 pounds


Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please