Job Status: Filled

Vintage winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Defined Wine Ltd (

  nr Canterbury, Kent, England

Vintage Winemaker

We are looking for a vintage winemaker for 2019. Defined Wine Ltd has been set up as a contract-only winery, with no vines or brands of its own and 2019 will be our first harvest. 

We are looking for someone who is experienced, well organised and can build a team around them. They will report to the Head Winemaker and be responsible for all day-to-day winery operations and the cellar hands. Given the broad spectrum of our clients and their very different requirements, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in making a wide range of still, sparkling and natural wines. There will be an opportunity to stay on after harvest.

Dates and hours

Dates: Three months from late August/early September 

Hours: Forty hours per week plus, depending on the intensity of the harvest

Candidates must have:

- Proven experience as a Winemaker or Assistant Winemaker

- Good organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead a team

- Competence in a broad range of winery operations

- Computer skills to manage winery records and winemaking administration

- Flexibility to work extended hours during peak harvest periods

- Eligibility to work in the UK

In addition, candidates should ideally have:

- A winemaking qualification

- Experience of working in a winery with contract clients

- A proficiency certificate for forklift operation

Competitive salary, reflective of previous experience. Accommodation in one bed self-contained Annex is available

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