Harvest Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


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

  Near Ditchling Common, Sussex, England


Due to an operational change, Ridgeview have another great opportunity for an experienced harvest cellar hand at our award winning winery in Sussex. Staring in September. 

Successful applicants will need to ideally be already in the UK or in a country classified as green COVID status. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#green-list

They will also need their own evidence of right to work in the UK.

Please send your Cv to [email protected]


Further details below :


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 six 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
  • Real Living Wage employer


How to apply

Email your CV to [email protected]

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


Ridgeview Commitments

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)


Ridgeview has committed to the decision-making strategies of B-Corporation and are currently underway in our accreditation process.  The high standards of B-Corp include transparent Governance, promoting sustainable and profitable working practices, supporting our local and industry community along with providing our staff, customers, suppliers and stakeholders with a purpose as a force for good.  Ridgeview measure our performance against these standards and work to continuously improve the ethics of our business.



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