HARVEST 2024 – WINERY CELLAR STAFF (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Part Time

  Hattingley Valley Wines (http://hattingleyvalley.com/)

  Lower Wield, Hampshire, England

Hattingley Valley, one of England’s leading wine producers, is now starting to recruit Cellar Staff for the 2024 Vintage. We receive fruit from our own vineyards and also from growers across the South of England. Harvest is likely to run from the end of September until the end of October. Although we make predominantly sparkling wine from the traditional varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier during harvest, we also work with a small amount of Pinot Gris, Bacchus and Pinot Précoce. In certain years we may also make a small quantity of dessert wine. Where vintage conditions have allowed, we have also made still wines with great results so far. 

During harvest work consists of forklifting, press loading, crate washing, racking, chaptalizing, yeast and malolactic inoculating, fermentation monitoring, barrel cleaning/filling, tank cleaning, drain cleaning, and scrubbing – all of which is standard winery harvest work. During harvest, you will take part in some or all those tasks, often on the same day, as well as spending some limited time helping with disgorging and labelling work. The workload is consequently varied and never-ending, and we are seeking people to take on this harvest work with enthusiasm and a proactive attitude for all of it.

As a winery during harvest, we always try to expand the limits of our knowledge and increase wine quality for ourselves and for our clients. If you would like to come and help push those winemaking boundaries further, please get in touch.

Preference will be given to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Those with previous harvest experiences and good references to prove it.
  • Forklift experience, with a licence/certification. 
  • A willingness to learn from us, as well as using your own knowledge, pragmatism, and experience.
  • An enthusiastic can-do attitude, with real ability to work in a team.

A valid driving license for driving vehicles in the UK is an essential requirement due to our rural location.

Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, or already be settled in the UK. This realistically restricts our employment to UK Citizens or Residents, Irish Citizens, EU Citizens with settled or pre-settled status, and those on Working Holiday visas from certain countries. This list is neither definitive nor exhaustive and it will be up to applicants to prove they already have one of these visa types, or confirm they are undertaking a UK work visa application process in time to meet harvest employment periods. 

To see what we do, please take a look at our website here: https://hattingleyvalley.com/

We are in the depths of rural Hampshire, yet only an hour from London. We will help with a contribution towards accommodation and transport where we can, plus we always provide food during each harvest shift.

How To Apply

Please apply by email to using email to: [email protected]

We will endeavour to reply to all applications sent to the email address above.

Wield Yard, Lower Wield, nr Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9AJ, UK

Tel: +44(0)1256 389188

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