Winemaker and Production Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Bolney Wine Estate

  Bolney, West Sussex, England


Bolney Wine Estate is looking to recruit an experience winemaker to manage all our alcoholic drinks production. We are a family business, making various red, white and rose still wines, plus a range of sparkling wines. Also, a Gin and Vermouth too. All from 104 vineyards acres.

Our winery and business is in an exciting growth phase, with our new 67 acre vineyard coming into full production over the next 2 years.



TITLE:                          Winemaker and Production Manager

LOCATION:                 Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, West Sussex, RH17 5NB

COMPANY:                 Bolney Wine Estate Ltd.

REPORTS TO:              Head of Winery



·         Manage all winery operations from harvest to bottling

·         Management of bottling operations using an external bottling line

·         Sourcing and ordering of consumables according to budget

·         Production forecasting and planning in co-ordination with Head of Winery

·         Handling all additional grape purchasing

·         New Product Development outside of the wine range, in coordination with Head of Winery.

·         Contract client sourcing and onboarding

·         Client liaison from pre-fruit receival through packaging to invoicing

·         Liaison with marketing for product information and social media content

·         Exhibiting at sales shows and tastings, where necessary

·         Regularly review and update SOPs

·         Audit control (SALSA & SWGB) w/ compliance manager

·         H&S control in winery and packaging area (w/ compliance manager)

·         Responsible for production declaration and quality wine scheme applications and ensuring labels meet legal requirements

·         Management and supervision of staff and operational practice – winery, disgorging and labelling

·         Recruitment of new production staff, including harvest labour

·         Responsible for winery and packaging equipment RRM and for sourcing and procurement of new winery equipment



·         Winemaking experience producing still wines and sparkling wines – from harvest to bottle

·         Experience developing packaging materials (labels, foils, screwcaps)

·         Experience running disgorging and labelling lines

·         Experience managing a production team

·         Forklift experience

·         Tertiary qualification in wine production


Driver’s License essential due to location


Job Type:

·         40 hours per week including weekends and evenings at pivotal

·         Competitive salary

·         Permanent


·         On-site parking

·         Generous staff discounts


How to Apply:

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter by 26th June 2020.


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