Harvest Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Itasca Wines

  Crondall, Hampshire, England


Itasca Wines is looking for a Harvest Assistant Winemaker to join its team for a 6 month fixed contract starting in early August. With a brand new 600T state of the art winery, fully equipped lab and high speed disgorging line we have a world class facility in a beautiful location. This role will involve working directly with the Head Winemaker and existing team in the pursuit of making world class still and sparkling wines.

The role

  • Help lead a shift during the harvest period
  • Assist in the production of both own label and contract client wines
  • Assist in conducting a range of lab analysis
  • Maintain a high standard of work
  • Basic maintenance and repair of winery equipment
  • Assist in managing cellar operations including MLF starter cultures, tirage cultures, fruit receival/processing, ferments, blending stabilisation and filtration


About you

  • Passion for making high quality wine
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills
  • Team player with the drive to take on tasks and hit the ground running
  • Experience and a proven track record with a minimum 3 harvests, ideally with international experience
  • Experience managing a harvest team, scheduling work flow and working well under pressure
  • Using Vin Trace software
  • Counter balance forklift license
  • Ability to lift up to 25Kg
  • Legal right to work in the UK

About Us


Itasca wines has a brand new winemaking facility on the Hampshire/Surrey border making wines under the Penn Croft brand and offering contract winemaking, lab and disgorging services as well as distribution of Enartis products in the UK. On our own site we practice Conservation Agriculture, one of only a handful of vineyards in Europe to work to these principles. We also believe we have built one of the most sustainable wineries in the world, with solar power and a full waste water wetlands all on site. You will be involved in the production of a range of quality focused wines including still and sparkling from vineyards stretching from Essex to Cornwall.


This position is offered on a 6 month contract, however as a rapidly growing company we envisage possibilities for a permanent role could develop. Closing deadline 11th July.




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