Our Legacy Harvested Announces Fall 2023 Internship Applications
Portland, OR March 26, 2023 — Our Legacy Harvested (OLH), is a nonprofit founded in 2020 dedicated to educating, advancing and empowering the BIPOC community at any career level within the wine industry. BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color including Latin and Asian.
The Internship, a four-month program in Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley from August to November 2023, is available to individuals at any career level interested in advancing their knowledge and expertise in the wine industry. OLH will provide interns with a scholarship to cover certain basic needs, including housing and transportation.
There are six wine production internships available to applicants across the country. Applications are open now through Monday, May 1.
The four-month internship program focuses on BIPOC individuals at any career level that want to advance their knowledge and expertise in the wine community. OLH will provide interns with a scholarship to cover certain basic needs, including housing and transportation, as well as a supportive and safe community to explore the Willamette Valley and Oregon wine industry.
The wine production internship will focus on vineyards and production at the winery, in addition to experiential dinners with other partnering wineries and field trips to other local wine regions. The hands-on experience ranges from viticulture and harvest activities to winemaking in the barrel room, teaching how the winery manages the vineyard, makes harvest decisions and production activities from bottling, blending, science of determining brix, testing when ready to pick, learning about cost and the many other decisions made at a smaller winery. Outside of working hours, interns will experience educational programming, social outings and networking opportunities to foster a safe and supportive experience. Interns will also have opportunities to connect with industry representatives and members of the BIPOC winemaking community to encourage strong, lasting relationships.