Job Status: Filled

Harvest Staff / Cellar hand 2020 vintage (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Defined Wine Ltd (

  Canterbury, Kent, England

Defined Wine, a new contract winemaking facility in the South East of England, is seeking harvest cellar hands for the 2020 vintage. 

Located just outside Canterbury, Kent, we produce a range of wines in varying styles for multiple clients including traditional method sparkling wines as well as still reds, whites and rosés. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about and contribute towards the rapidly-growing English wine scene. We will press around 400 tonnes of fruit in 2020 and are looking for full-time, temporary staff to help with the harvest. Employment would start around the end of August and could last up to mid-November depending on the right candidate. 

Tasks include but are not limited to:

-        Grape receival and processing, both with a forklift truck and by hand  

-        Inoculation, enrichment and other relevant additions 

-        Racking and transfers of juice / wine

-        Ferment monitoring 

-        Conduct sampling of wines as advised by the winemaker

-        Cap management including pump-overs / punch-downs 

-        Barrel handling

-        Bin / tank / press / barrel sanitation

-        Maintaining cleanliness throughout the winery at all times

-        Maintaining accurate records of all winery work 

-        Maintaining a safe work environment at all times and actively participating in WHS policy and procedures


Applicants should have:

-        Previous winery experience (minimum one harvest)

-        Clear English communication both written and verbal

-        The ability to work well in a small team 

-        The right to work in the UK

-        The ability to lift up to 20kg

-        Good literacy and numeracy skills with an eye for detail

-        Certification and experience in forklift driving (desirable but not essential)

-        The understanding that shifts could last up to 12 hours in the peak of harvest and may include a nightshiftIf you are interested in the above role, please send your CV and covering letter to

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