Harvest Assistant Winemaker

Hampshire, England

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Company: The Grange

Type:Contract

Uploaded: 30 May 2022

Closes: 30 June 2022

Reporting to the Head Winemaker, the Harvest Assistant Winemaker will be responsible for assisting with all harvest operations to help ensure an efficient, safe and quality vintage. The role is required from approximately mid-September to mid-November and will begin with harvest preparations at the new winery, which overlooks the South Downs National Park.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assistance with sampling and lab work
  • Set-up, clean down and maintenance of winery equipment
  • Fruit receival and press operations
  • Transfers, additions, cap management and barrel work

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least two relevant vintage experiences in modern and professional wineries
  • Ideally proficient in forklift operations, but not essential
  • Solid understanding of global wine styles and cool-climate winemaking
  • Physically capable for hands-on winemaking

Competencies:

  • Strong and clear communication
  • Empathy for and familiarity with high quality wine production
  • An eye for detail, operational effectiveness and efficiency
  • An enthusiasm for hands-on winemaking within a friendly and close-knit team

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

Renumeration will depend on experience and accommodation can be provided. Applications will close once the right candidate is found and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

  • For information about the UK wine industry, visit the UK Vineyards Association website: www.ukva.org.uk

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