Peek behind the vino veil by volunteering at a PDX urban winery2 min read

Working Harvest


Even wonder how grapes end up as wine? Well wonder no more! The PDX urban wineries are throwing open their doors this harvest, looking for volunteers to be a cellar rat for a day (or evening.) Tasks may include helping to sort fruit, punch down grapes in fermentation bins and pressing juice from the grape skins.

Peek behind the vino veil and see just how our local wine producers make wine. Volunteering is truly a rewarding experience. Not only will earn you bragging rights once the vintage is bottled– but some purple grape stains on your crush clothes!

Email these wineries to get your name added to their harvest volunteer list.

Enso Winery (SE Portland)

1416 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214

(503) 683-3676

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SE Wine Collective (SE Portland)

2425 SE 35th Pl, Portland, OR 97214

(503) 208-2061

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Helioterra Wines (SE Portland)

2425 SE 35th Pl, Portland, OR 97214

(503) 208-2061

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Michele Francisco
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at & be sure to visit her online portfolio at

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