Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Ridgeview Wine Estate (http://www.Ridgeview.co.uk)

  Ditchling in Sussex, England

Harvest Cellar Hand starting in September

Are you keen to gain experience working as a vintage cellar hand in a multi award winning Sussex winery? We are now inviting applications to help with our harvest this year – due to the uncertainty around travel during the COVID pandemic, our focus is on finding applicants who have a UK base.

About Us

We are an international award winning, family ran winery, based north of Ditching in Sussex. We are focussed on producing the highest quality, minimal intervention, traditional method sparkling wine. We have won many accolades over the years including IWSC 2018 International Winemaker of the Year, IWSC 2018 Best English Wine Producer and four times winner of UK Vineyard Association Best Wine Trophy.

What the job involves: 

Candidates will need to be confident and comfortable to carry out racking and transfers,  ferment inoculations, chaptalizing, general cellar work, tank and equipment cleaning and assisting in maintaining winery cleanliness. 8 -11 hour shifts, 6 days per week

What you will need to be a successful applicant : 

·       You should enjoy working in a close knit team working towards a common goal and with the ability to use own initiative

·       Ideally have experience of at least two harvests as a cellar hand

·       Experience in chemical sanitisation of tanks and equipment an advantage

·       Be available for around four weeks from mid to end of September ( actually dates to be confirmed nearer the time as will be dependant on grapes ripening )

·        Flexibility with additional hours required depending on harvest  

·       Lab experience in a winery an advantage

What we will give you :  

·       The opportunity to work within an award-winning wine business as part of a pioneering, proactive, dynamic and friendly team.

·       Your working hours will be spent in a stunning vineyard with amazing views of the South Downs.

·       Fixed term contract for the harvest period

·       One hot meal provided per shift

·       Staff discounts while on contract

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience to people@ridgeview.co.uk You must also state Harvest Cellar Hand in the email title. We endeavour to reply to all applications, however, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of your application, it is likely that you have not been selected for interview.

We look forward to hearing from you, if you'd like to be involved with our 2020 vintage!


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