The Vineyard and Winemaker Assistant (VWA) is an integral part of 8 Chains North’s wine production process. The VWA reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Chief Winemaker and Viticulturist (Winegrower) and is responsible for the overall organization and cleanliness of the winery’s production areas and vineyard equipment from spring plantings to fall harvest, and through winter/spring bottling.
During harvest, the VWA will help process fruit and maintain the cleanliness of harvest equipment, the production room, and crush pad. S/he will assist the winegrower in taking fruit through the fermentation and aging process. The VWA will aid the Winegrower and vineyard contractors to ensure the vineyard is in overall excellent health, and will have the primary responsibility for chemical applications to address pest and disease pressures. Compensation: Salary