Cellarhand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Hattingley Valley Wines Ltd (http://www.hattingleyvalley.co.uk/jobs/)

  Hampshire, SO24 9AJ, England

Hattingley Valley Wines Limited - Job Specification

Position:                          Cellarhand

Reports to:                     Head Winemaker & Winemaker


An exciting and permanent role to assist the Winemakers in the creation of the finest English sparkling wines at Hattingley Valley. A young, rapidly growing wine business, Hattingley Valley is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and organised individual to support the Winemakers in a range of responsibilities. This role will require flexibility and will allow the candidate to obtain wide-ranging skills and hands-on experience. 

The Candidate

Ideally a recent graduate looking to evolve within the growing English wine industry and/or develop skills within the wine trade.

Major Responsibilities 

·         General winery operations

·         Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the winery

·         Assisting the winemakers with harvest, pressing, additions, blending, filtering, bottling, riddling and disgorging

·         Working with the sales team to label and pack wine to fulfil orders

·         Assist with events and promotional activities as required

·         Long hours are a prerequisite at harvest (October) and bottling


·         FdSc or BSc in Viticulture & Oenology or equivalent, preferred but not essential

·         WSET qualifications an advantage

·         More importantly, a passion for wine and English wine in particular

·         Full Clean UK Driving Licence      

·         Ability to lift 25kgs, climb ladders and stand for long periods essential

·         French as a second or additional language would be an advantage

·         Basic computer skills an advantage

·         Forklift, trailer and telehandler Licences a bonus; being prepared to undertake training essential

Please apply by 20th January 2020 to James Rouse by email; james.rouse@hattingleyvalley.co.uk

Salary will depend on experience, ranging from £16-18K per annum. This is a full-time permanent role based in Hampshire.

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