Assistant Winemaker & Cellar Hands (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Highweald Wine Estate (http://www.highwealdwine.com/)

  Ansty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England

Various exciting opportunities to join our team with exposure to the entire winemaking process for still and sparkling wines. The successful candidates will be given full training across all equipment and processes. The positions require candidates who are hands-on and show attention to detail, in a physically active role. They will be a key members of the team responsible for upkeeping the quality and execution of winemaking activities for our 250 tonne winery in West Sussex.

Assistant Winemaker

Duties include:

- Performing accurate laboratory analysis of must/wine throughout each winemaking process.

- Performing all day to day cellar operations, including press operation, juice transfers, juice filteration, innoculations, fermentation additions and monitoring, barrel work, sanitation, and cellar organisation and cleanliness. 

- Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process.

Desired Skills & Experience Requirements include:

- Degree in Viticulture & Oenology.

- Experience within English Wine Production.

- Experience with both the practical and technical aspects of the winemaking process and understand winemaking regulatory requirements. Includes all aspects of harvest, fermentation, cellar work, and winemaking analysis is preferred.

- Must have excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, fluent in English, both verbal and written.

- Lift and carry up to 25kg.

- Flexible to work a varied schedule during the harvest period as needed.

- Excellent maths skills and strong recordkeeping skills 

- Eligible to work in UK.

Cellar Hands

Duties include:

- Performing all day to day cellar operations, including press operation, juice transfers, juice filteration, innoculations, fermentation additions and monitoring, barrel work, sanitation, and cellar organisation and cleanliness. 

- Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process.

Desired Skills & Experience Requirements include:

- Previous harvest work in a winery.

- Experience within English Wine Production.

- Must be fluent in English, both verbal and written.

- Lift and carry up to 25kg.

- Flexible to work a varied schedule during the harvest period as needed.

- Eligible to work in UK.

 

How To Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected]

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