Winery Production Operative (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Digby Fine English & Artelium (http://WWW.DIGBY-FINE-ENGLISH.COM)

  Madehurst Winery, Madehurst, BN18 0NJ, England

Do you love wine and working with colleagues who love what they do?

Would you relish the opportunity to be part of a pioneering, fast growing business?


Join one of the top English sparkling wine houses 

·       Internationally renowned wine producers, recognised for quality and innovation

·       Close-knit team spirit as part of an ambitious, fast growing company with lots of room for professional growth for our employees

·       A dynamic part of the exciting English wine industry

Play an important role in our team                                                     

Producing world-class wine is at the centre of everything we do. We are seeking a new member of our team to continue building the success of our English sparkling wine.                                                                                              

As our Winery Production Operative, you will:

The Winery Production Operative is a permanent role based on-site at our new, state-of-the-art winery facility in Madehurst, West Sussex, and we are open to full-time or part-time workers. The role mainly involves work throughout the year carrying out key winemaking tasks associated with the later stages of sparkling wine production, e.g. loading and unloading of stillages and riddling cages; disgorging; labelling; order fulfilment; stock control; and cleaning of the site/facilities. The role reports to our Production Manager, Daan Tant.


·       Loading and unloading of wine riddling cages and stillages

·       Disgorging of sparkling wine

·       Labelling and packaging of sparkling wine

·       Helping to dispatch pallets of wine for trade orders, and smaller orders direct to consumer

·       Assisting with stock control and reconciliations

·       Assisting with record keeping of goods received, goods despatched, and work orders performed

·       Shared responsibilities for cleaning equipment and facilities

·       Occasional duties arising, for example

o   Assisting the Production Manager with other matters

o   Assisting the Tasting Room team with sales events e.g. for external summer festivals

o   Customer service and communications as it pertains to fulfilment of orders

Key Skills:

·       Focus on achieving world-class quality and customer service at all stages of operations

·       Forklift experience highly preferred, with forklift drivers certification or progress towards it very helpful

·       Previous experience as a production operative or a warehouse operative helpful

·       Willingness to learn on the job

·       Ability to lift and handle cases of wine up to 25 kg

·       Prior winery experience helpful but not required

·       A positive attitude and teamwork as a key member of a small winery team

·       Initiative to perform tasks and improve processes while performing duties with the team or working alone

·       Detail oriented and able to carefully track and monitor our operations

·       Clean UK driving licence and access to own vehicle essential


Working Hours

·    Monday to Friday 8:00 – 4:30, with a half hour for lunch

·    Working patterns under consideration

o   Full-time

o   Permanent part-time (minimum two days per week)


Location This role is based at our winery just outside Arundel: Madehurst Winery, Madehurst Road, Black Barn Farm, Madehurst, West Sussex, BN18 0NJ

Join us! Do you want to join the English wine industry? Join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!

Salary dependent on experience.

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