Job Status: Filled

Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Simpsons Wine Estate (

  Simpsons Wine Estate, England



Simpsons’ Wine Estate creates award-winning, estate-grown, English wines, which reflect the exquisite characteristics of their iconic, chalk terroir in the North Downs of Kent. The Estate is currently recruiting for a permanent cellar hand to join our team.

About the role:

General harvest responsibilities:

Grape sampling & basic lab analyses

Grape receival

Weighing bins

Loading, emptying, and cleaning of press

Inoculations, chaptalisation, racking, transfers and other additions to be made to tanks

Assist with general cleaning of the winery

Cellar work including but not limited to wine transfers and barrel work

Maintain winery hygiene, presentability, and neatness

Assist with filtration

General lab work (using the Foss and Sentia device)

Tirage and disgorgement work

Culture preparation

Tirage bottling

Disgorgement dosage and testing

Assist with labelling when needed

Oenological products management 

Take stock and update on winery software

Work closely with and report to the Winemakers


About you:

Show an interest in wine

Previous cellar experience 

Strong work ethic and attention to detail

Proactive and use logical thinking before starting a task

Strong team-working ethos and ability to adapt quickly to new tasks




A reasonable level of fitness/strength

Excellent communication skills

Forklift license preferred

Understand that long shifts may be required during harvest and bottling including some weekend work 

The right to legally work in the UK.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  


Candidates should send a cover email and C.V. to [email protected] and [email protected] using the subject; Cellar Hand.

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