Harvest Cellar Hand

  • Company: Ridgeview Wine Estate
  • Closing Date: 30-07-2023
  • Location: Ditchling Common, near Burgess Hill
  • Salary: Competitive with staff discount
  • Hours: Fixed term
  • Contact Title: People and Well being co-ordinator
  • Contact Name: Karolina
  • Contact Email: people@ridgeview.co.uk
  • How to Apply: Please apply via the vacancy page on our website https://www.ridgeview.co.uk/about-us/join-us/


Would you like to work as a vintage cellar hand for a multi award winning Sussex sparkling wine producer? As a well-established winery with our own presses and vineyard on site, you will have the opportunity to experience and see the whole process.

What the job involves:

Candidates will need to be confident and comfortable to carry out racking and transfers, ferment inoculations, chaptalizing, general cellar work, tank and equipment cleaning and assisting in maintaining winery cleanliness.

As a guide, the shifts could 8 -12 hours, 6 days per week dependant on the harvest

What you will need to be a successful applicant:

You should enjoy working in a close-knit team working towards a common goal and with the ability to use own initiative

Ideally have experience of at least two harvests as a cellar hand

Experience in chemical sanitisation of tanks and equipment an advantage

Be available for around four to eight weeks from mid to end of September (actually dates to be confirmed nearer the time as will be dependent on grapes ripening) Flexibility with additional hours required depending on harvest

Your own right to work in the UK

What we will give you:

The opportunity to work within an award-winning wine business as part of a pioneering, proactive, dynamic and friendly team.

Very competitive hourly rate

Your working hours will be spent in a stunning vineyard with amazing views of the South Downs.

Contract for the harvest period (actual date is grape ripening dependent)

Accommodation can be found (at cost) for those outside of area

One hot meal provided per shift

Staff discounts while on contract

How to apply

Please apply via our website www.ridgeview.co.uk/about-us/join-us. We look forward to hearing from you, if you'd like to be involved with our 2023 vintage!

If you need any adjustments to allow you to access this application process please email people@ridgeview.co.uk


Ridgeview is proud to be accredited to B-Corporation. The high standards of B-Corp include transparent Governance, promoting sustainable and profitable working practices, supporting our local and industry community along with providing our staff, customers, suppliers and stakeholders with a purpose as a force for good. Ridgeview measure our performance against these standards and work to continuously improve the ethics of our business. bcorporation.uk/about-b-corps

Ridgeview Wine Estate has a fundamental and passionately held commitment to ensuring that our workforce truly represents society, encouraging everyone to be best that they can be through celebrating and encouraging the uniqueness that every individual can bring through diversity. We welcome all to join us on this inclusive journey. We are proud to be Disability Confident (Committed) disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk

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