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ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

The Winery at Bull Run and Old Farm Winery is seeking a motivated, organized, and passionate professional to assist the Head Winemaker in planning and facilitating all aspects of Wine Production for both winery brands, as well custom crush products for local customers. This includes full-time participation in harvest, crush, cellaring, lab, warehouse and bottling operations to produce premium Virginia wines at an average annual production volume of 18,000 cases. The Assistant Winemaker will also participate in public wine tasting events to provide knowledge of brand products and winemaking techniques to build brand awareness as well as promote sales and club member enrollment. This position provides the unique opportunity for continued professional growth within the organization. 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Experience: Minimum one-year of relevant wine production experience, two or more years preferred. 
  • Interest in continuing to challenge knowledge and improve skills in all areas of wine production, including conducting experiments/trials.
  • Attention to detail. Well organized and able to manage priorities and workflow 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate closely with other members of the winemaking team.
  • Developed sensory evaluations skills; including the ability to detect and discriminate subtle differences in wine, such as acidity, alcohol, flaws, tannins, fruit and wood flavors
  • Certified Forklift Operator 
  • Stands and walks the majority of shift. Must be able to lift 55 pounds

INTERNSHIPS

EVENTS DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP

The Winery at Bull Run is looking for customer service focused individuals who are interested in learning
more about event planning and day of coordination.
This internship will focus on planning public and private events from start to end. Interns will also have a
chance to learn more about wine, wine making, wine clubs, marketing and promoting events.

Programs available:
Unpaid internship
For school credit- 200 hour internship & 400 hour practicum
To gain personal experience in the industry - adjustable schedule

General Responsibilities:

  • Events interns will assist event coordinators host private events from start to finish.
  • Attend client meetings discussing logistics of events
  • Prepare floorplans and Banquet Event Orders for clients
  • Coordinate with vendors prior to and on day of event
  • Involvement with developing creative content and ideas with regards to promotional events,
    marketing materials, and social media campaigns
  • Assist and collaborate with winery’s additional departments

Please email eventmanager@wineryatbullrun.com if you are interested.