VINTAGE 2020 STAFF REQUIRED
We are currently recruiting Harvest Cellar Staff to join our team for the 2020 vintage.
We’re looking for motivated, efficient and attentive people to join the winery team. As part of the team you will be involved in various operations within our winery. You will use your skills and knowledge while following our operating processes to complete tasks such as grape processing, racking, fermentation, lab work and hygiene in order to prepare & deliver exceptional Sussex sparkling wine. You will work in a premium, modern and friendly work environment that provides good training, skills development and exceptional commitment to health, safety & wellbeing principles.
You would be expected to begin at the start of October and once harvest starts it would run for approximately four to five weeks.
The roles report into our Winemaking team, and will cover areas such as:
- Fruit receival
- Press operation
- Cellar activities
- Fermentation management
- Laboratory work
- Record keeping
In order to be successful in this position, you will have:
- Previous experience working in a winery, including during Vintage (essential)
- Attention to detail and a high standard of quality
- Physical fitness and stamina
- A positive, proactive and confident approach under pressure
- Good communication skills & teamwork skills
- Mechanical aptitude and a strong commitment to health, safety & wellbeing
- Right to work in the UK
- Flexible schedule, ability to work long hours and weekends
Additionally, we are looking for candidates with:
- Forklift licenses
- Tractor driving experience
- Confined space entry qualifications
- Laboratory skills and knowledge
Please apply via firstname.lastname@example.org with CV and covering letter that specifically addresses the position requirements.
Rathfinny Wine Estate was established in 2010 with the express intention of producing some of the finest sparkling wine in the world. We have already planted out 230 acres of vineyard and intend to plant a further 150 acres. We have established an award winning, state-of-the art Winery, capable of producing over 8000 hl of wine per annum, and we are about to start work on building wine processing and wine storage facilities at Rathfinny.
We have also established a Cellar Door and the Tasting Room Restaurant and seasonal workers’ and B&B accommodation, the Flint Barns, on site.
Next spring, we will have over 850,000 bottles of Sussex Sparkling wine in our cellars maturing on-lees. We successfully launched into the high end on-trade market in the UK and Hong Kong in 2018. We also have a small amount of still wine under the label Cradle Valley as well as our Seven Sisters range of gin, brandy & vermouth which have all been made from our wine.