Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Hush Heath Estate (

  Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0HT, England


Hush Heath Estate, one of England’s leading wine producers, create award winning wines and ciders in Staplehurst, Kent.  The beautiful 400 acre estate is home to our vineyards, apple orchards and state of the art winery.  We are currently doubling the size of our winery with a view to increasing production from 150,000 to 4-500,000 bottles per annum.  We produce a wide range of sparkling wines from the classical varieties alongside a growing number of still wines.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Assistant Winemaker to join our team.

This role will involve contribution to the whole winemaking process, from harvest to bottle and would suit someone with previous winemaking experience.  The role works alongside the production manager, keeping bottling, disgorging and labelling up to speed.  Also reporting to the head winemaker, assisting with winery supplies, stock control, label ordering and logistics.  Compliance with Health and safety, HACCP and our auditing system is an important part of this role. 

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent organisational skills.  This is a dynamic and fast moving environment so a reasonable standard of fitness is required.

Applicants for this role must have the following abilities, skills and experience:


  • ·       Ability to maintain accurate paperwork and records
  • ·       Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise work under pressure
  • ·       A good communicator
  • ·       Reliable, punctual and a degree of flexibility
  • ·       Commitment to quality and a great eye for detail
  • ·       Winemaking experience
  • ·       Self-motivated and be able to work independently
  • ·       A forklift licence would be advantageous


Hours 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday

Own transport is essential

  • CVs in the first instance to Victoria Ash – Winemaker


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