Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time


  Crawley, England

Job Title: Cellar Hand

Location: Crawley, West Sussex

Reporting to: Cellar Supervisor

Responsible for: No direct reports, but supervisory and training duties are required.

Key Communications: Winery and Warehouse Production Assistant, Cellar Manager, Winemaker

Overall Purpose: To be responsible for tasks related to high quality sparkling wine production.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Winery Operational Duties

o Carry out all winery production operations accurately and in a timely fashion. These production activities will include working with both wine in tank and bottled stock.

o To deputise for the Cellar Supervisor as operator of the disgorging and bottling lines when required

o Train junior staff and new starters on winemaking tasks to the point where they could work with supervision.

o Able to operate Padovan earth filter and heat exchanger

o Act as shift supervisor at harvest if required by line manager


o Extras hours and complete flexibility over working days is required at crucial times of the year, especially Harvest (October).

o To work in collaboration with all members of the winery team to ensure smooth operation of the winery and a positive work environment.

o To maintain a safe, clean and tidy work environment at all times and act as a role model in that regard for temporary staff.

o To work at any of the Nyetimber production facilities as required.

o To show initiative in keeping up to date with personal training records and updates to winery Standard Operating Protocols and/or Risk Assessments.

o To undertake any prescribed training as required.

o To act as a positive ambassador of Nyetimber when interacting with external parties.

o Able to speak passionately and expertly about wine production at Nyetimber.

o Undertake other duties commensurate with the responsibilities of the role and any other reasonable management request. 

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