Assistant Winemaker / Supervisor (Full Time) (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Halfpenny Green Wine Estate (

  Halfpenny Green Winery, Staffordshire, England

Halfpenny Green Wine Estate is located in South Staffordshire, midway between Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth, comprising 35 acres of vineyards on-site, with several satellite vineyards located within 45 minutes drive. We currently handle upwards of 600 tons of grapes per year, covering our own brand wines and winemaking for over 60 client vineyards across the North, Midlands and Wales. We have recently celebrated 40 years in operation, and are beginning a new phase of upgrading and expanding our facilities, aiming to be one of the premier sites in a burgeoning UK industry. 

Reporting to the Operations Winemaker, we offer the right candidate the opportunity to work at a well-established yet still growing winery, under a team of winemakers with extensive experience in cool-climate winemaking. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Assisting the winemakers in production of still and sparkling wines for both own label and contract customer wines

  • Undertaking cellar operations throughout the year, from fruit receival & lab analysis, to barrel handling, through to oxygen management and pre-bottling stabilisation and filtration

  • A drive for accuracy and efficiency

  • A keen focus on sanitation, tidiness & hygiene, and maintaining health & safety standards

  • Assisting with record-keeping, cellar stock monitoring, and processing data for handover to post-production

  • Flexibility to work additional hours at harvest and during bottling

Skills/qualities we’re looking for:

  • Legal right to work in the UK

  • 1+ years cool-climate winemaking experience and/or qualification in wine production

  • Willing to follow work orders & instructions, referencing SOPs and risk assessments when carrying out tasks, identifying and escalating any issues for resolution where needed

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills, liaising within the winery team, with post-production staff, and other on-site teams where required

  • Motivated to be able to work alone and as part of a team, as well as being outdoors in poor/changeable conditions

  • After training in-role, the ability to take on supervisory responsibilities in the cellar as required by the Operations Winemaker

  • Physically fit, capable of carrying heavy loads, working at height safely, and prepared to undertake periods of intense manual work

  • Experience with winery software/ERP systems, such as InnoVint/Vintrace desired

  • Forklift experience, certification desirable but not essential

  • Full driving licence and own transport, due to location

  • Hours: 5 day week, 38 hours minimum. Up to 60 hours (6 days) during harvest.

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to work at a well-established, award-winning winery, as part of an experienced team

  • Competitive hourly rate, commensurate with experience and/or qualifications

  • Staff discount at our on-site retail and food outlets

How To Apply


Candidates should email their CVs and a covering letter to [email protected]

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