Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Ridgeview Wine Estate (http://www.Ridgeview.co.uk)

  Near Ditchling Common, Sussex, England


Ridgeview Wine Estate in the south of England are now inviting applications from experienced cellar hands to join us for harvest this year – due to the uncertainty around travel during the COVID pandemic, our focus is on finding applicants who have a UK base. Successful applicants will need their own evidence of right to work in the UK. 


What the job involves:

Candidates will need to be confident and comfortable to carry out racking and transfers, ferment inoculations, chaptalizing, general cellar work, tank and equipment cleaning and assisting in maintaining winery cleanliness.


What you will need to be a successful applicant:

You should enjoy working in a close-knit team working towards a common goal and with the ability to use own initiative

Ideally have experience of at least two harvests as a cellar hand

Experience in chemical sanitisation of tanks and equipment an advantage

Be available for around four to eight weeks from mid to end of September (actually dates to be confirmed nearer the time as will be dependent on grapes ripening)

Flexibility with additional hours required depending on harvest

Lab experience in a winery an advantage


What we will give you:

The opportunity to work within an award-winning wine business as part of a pioneering, proactive and friendly team.

Your working hours will be spent next to a stunning vineyard with amazing views of the English South Downs.

Contract for the harvest period (actual date is grape ripening dependent)

Accommodation can be provided (at cost) for those outside of area

One hot meal provided per shift

Staff discounts while on contract


How to apply

Please note, as a well-respected winery, we receive a significant number of applicants for any roles that we advertise. It is therefore critical that you, clearly and succinctly, demonstrate how your experience matches what we ask for. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience to people@ridgeview.co.uk You must also state Harvest Cellar Hand in the email title. We endeavour to reply to all applications, however, if you have not heard from us within four weeks of your application, it is likely that you have not been selected for interview. 

We look forward to hearing from you, if you'd like to be involved with our 2021 vintage!

Ridgeview Wine Estate has a fundamental and passionately held commitment to ensuring that our workforce truly represents society, encouraging everyone to be best that they can be through celebrating and encouraging the uniqueness that every individual can bring through diversity. We welcome all to join us on this inclusive journey. We are proud to be Disability Confident (Committed)


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