Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  New Hall Vineyards (http://www.newhallwines.co.uk)

  New Hall Wine Estate, England

As one of England’s oldest commercial vineyards, New Hall Wine Estate has been a pioneering presence in the UK wine market since 1969. Founded by Bill and Sheila Greenwood and still a family-run business, the estate is situated in the Crouch Valley, Essex. Our goal is to be a flag-bearer for English Wine and in particular the still wines of the Crouch Valley region.

The Estate extends to some 150 acres with 115 planted to vines, many of which were planted back in the 1970s. These heritage vineyards form an important part of the Estate’s identity and represent a key part of our future visitor offer.  The Estate is embarking on a significant investment programme across the business, including ambitious vineyard re-planting plans and winery equipment upgrades. Having recently completed the building of a new Winery, the business is positioning itself for a dynamic and exciting next phase.

New Hall Wine Estate is seeking a new Cellar Hand to join as part of the winery team. You will be working alongside our senior winemaking team to assist with all aspects of winery opertaions.

Key Skills:

·     Ability to work alone and as part of a team – often in changeable, wet environments.

·     Willingness to embrace a flexible working environment and culture – hands-on, self-motivated and keen to learn.

·     Reliable and punctual – ability to take instruction and perform duties to a high standard.

·     Strong work ethic – taking initiative where necessary.

·     Very strong attention to detail with internal motivation for accuracy, efficiency and cleanliness.

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Your key duties on a daily basis are those associated with your job title including but not limited to as follows:

·         Assist the Winemaker with incoming fruit from our own and contract winemaking customers.

·         Following the senior winemaker’s instructions and following SOPs and risk assessments.

·         Work in a safe and tidy manner.

·         Monitoring fermentations, racking, settling, making additions in the press and in tank.

·         Preparing inoculations.

·         Juice and wine transfers.

·         Liaising with the office/vineyard staff with winery updates and schedules

·         Cleaning tanks with chemicals and steam.

·         Loading the press.

·         Accurate and precise record keeping using an excel spreadsheet.

 

Experience

·        Previous cellar experience of a minimum of 2 vintages essential. Forklift operations (training can be provided).

·     The right to working in the UK.

·       No accomodation will be provided with this role therefore willingness to relocate is essential.

Salart and Package dependent on experience. Full time Monday - Friday 39hours a week.  Additional seasonal hours required

All applicants to submit a CV and Cover letter to [email protected]. Deadline for applicants Sunday 14th January 2024

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