Winemaker & Distiller - Channel Islands - JN056 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  De Lacy Executive

  Channel Islands, England

Perhaps you're seeking the next level of challenge as an experienced winemaker and an opportunity to develop your skills/experience. If you're passionate about working for a beautiful, well-established and family-run wine estate offering an extensive portfolio of wines, cider and other artisanal products, we'd be interested to hear from you.

Due to some restructuring within the business, our client is seeking a seasoned winemaker who is also willing and able to undertake all manner of distillery operations.

You will oversee vineyard and orchard management, cellar operations for both wine and cider, distilling of spirits/liquors, through to bottling and labelling the finished product.

The successful individual would benefit from comparatively low tax rates and the company will assist in finding suitable accommodation.

What your day-to-day would look like:

Cellar Operations will include:

  • Performing vintage related tasks
  • Undertaking Transfers, racking and additions
  • Barrel operations
  • Wine/ Cider clarification and filtration
  • Bottling line preparation
  • Bottling of fermented and distilled products and supervision through to labelling/casing.
  • Versatility as required with warehouse operations and labelling equipment.
  • Responsible for overseeing the correct disgorging of sparkling wine
  • Ensuring high standards of hygiene

Distilling Operations will include:

  • Gin and Fruit Liqueur production
  • Carrying out Chill filtration and Bottling
  • Cask Management / Stock take
  • Still maintenance and operation


  • Offer real time guidance and support to Seasonal and Harvest staff
  • Assist with workplace induction and training as required
  • Foster teamwork, trust and collaboration
  • Participate in structured workplace discussions
  • Report damage and faults as required
  • Maintain general winery upkeep and cleanliness
  • Maintain cellar hygiene to a high standard
  • Undertake careful use of equipment
  • Complete Cellar Operations / distilling records in an accurate/ timely manner
  • Assist with stock takes as required
  • Full compliance with Jersey environmental laws and good record keeping supporting any claim or counter claim
  • Monthly submission of customs declaration with 100% accuracy

What you can expect:

  • Competitive salary to match your skills and experience
  • Performance bonus
  • Benefit from lower tax rates (compared with mainland UK)
  • Support and advice with finding suitable accommodation

To apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call:

Jon Handley on DDI: 01885 485522

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Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

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