Production Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Hush Heath Estate (

  Kent, England

Balfour wines is looking to recruit a production manager, to join our busy team here at Hush Heath Estate. The winery is well established and produces, on average 400,000 bottles a year for a variety of sectors; trade, supermarkets, export, and to our own chain of pubs. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the secondary production area, managing disgorging and labelling runs around orders whilst also ensuring that the winery is well stocked for dry goods. There will also be a compliance angle, Hush Heath has an extensive HACCP policy and is audited twice annually by external companies. As such a large part of this role will be dedicated to ensuring that the cellar and policies remain up to the high standards currently set.

 TITLE: Production Manager

LOCATION: Hush Heath Estate, Five Oak Lane, Staplehurst, Kent TN120HT

COMPANY: Hush Heath Estate

REPORTS TO: Head Winemaker




·            Manage all production operations: bottling, riddling, disgorging, labelling

·            Sourcing and ordering of consumables according to budget

·            Audit control

·            H&S control in winery and packaging

·            Management and supervision of staff and operational practice – winery, disgorging and labelling




·            Experience running disgorging and labelling lines

·            An understanding of the maintenance of machinery would be beneficial

·            Experience managing a production team

·            Forklift experience 

·            Driver’s License essential due to location


Job Type:

·            40 hours per week 8:30-17:00, with extra hours worked during peak times (Harvest/Bottling)

·            Competitive salary

·            Permanent


·            Generous staff discounts


How to Apply:

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter to Fergus Elias;

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