Assistant Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Wiston Estate (http://www.wistonestate.com)

  West Sussex, England

·         Assist in supervising all day to day cellar operations, including harvest, bulk wine, barrels, bottling preparation, sanitation, cellar organization, cleanliness.

·         Responsible for all labelling, riddling and disgorging requirements and appropriate record keeping for traceability.

·         Running and maintaining of winery equipment, including presses, pumps, labelling and disgorging machines.

·         Assist the Winemaker with all winemaking tasks including racking, barrel filling and emptying, cold stabilisation and filtration and general tank hall cleanliness. 

·         Supervise grape receiving, crushing, pressing and wine production operations during harvest. 

·         Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process and be responsible for conducting evaluation and recommendation of treatments.

·         Responsible for supervising, training, and mentoring all cellar employees including during harvest and bottling, providing ongoing instruction and support as assigned.

·         Work with the Winemaker on all blends to insure wine quality is maintained and bottling requirements are met on time.

·         Assisting with harvest preparation including grape sampling and analysis in order to deduce grape ripeness and liaising with winemaker to decide harvest start dates.

·         Contribute to the continuous improvement of the winemaking process and procedures.

·         Carrying out basic laboratory analysis of wines.

·         Safety training and management of compliance issues in the laboratory and cellar environment to provide a safe work place for seasonal and part time workers.

·         Ordering of supplies, including corks, foils and wire hoods.

·         Undertaking regular stock takes for Wiston Estate and contract clients.

·         Available for assisting in vineyard at certain times of year when required.

·         Assist in tastings and tours of the winery, when needed. 

·         Responsible for adhering to all health and safety regulations and operating procedures. 

·         Preparation of orders and assist in booking in of orders when required.

·         Be available for weekend and evening work during peak periods such as bottling and harvest.

The salary will be negotiable, depending on experience

How To Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to katie@wistonestate.co.uk with Assistant Winemaker in the subject title. We regret that only successful applicants will be contacted regarding shortlist for interview. No agencies please. All applications to be received by Monday 4th June 2018.

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