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Assistant Winemaker (permanent, part-time or full-time*) – Closing date 30th June 2019

Cellar Hand (temporary, summer role) – Closing date 30th June 2019.

Wine Educator (part-time) – Closing date 30th June 2019.

More details below…

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Assistant Winemaker

Background:

Grape growing is the biggest growth sector in UK Agriculture.  The UK industry is projected to be worth more than £1 Billion by 2040 and expected to employ 24,000 people.  In the East Midlands, the Skuriat family have been growing grapes since 1976, this job offers a unique opportunity to learn from one of the founding fathers of English Wine in the East Midlands within a growing family business.

International Award winning Eglantine Vineyard, est. 1979 benefits from a winery supporting vineyards in the Region, this includes “daughter” vineyard Hanwell Wine Estate.  Hanwell, est. 2012 grows the champagne varieties for English Sparkling Wine.

Employer:

  • Hanwell Wine Estate

Part or Full time

  • Part time Assistant Winemaker or full time with seasonal vineyard work, applicant dependent.

Locations:

South Nottinghamshire (10 mins apart)

  • Eglantine Vineyard (winery & vineyard), Nottinghamshire LE12 6UX

o   www.eglantinevineyard.com

  • Hanwell Wine Estate (vineyard), Nottinghamshire LE14 3QG

o   www.hanwellwine.co.uk

 Experience required:

  • Ideally a bachelor’s degree in oenology, or previous winery experience
  • A developed sense of smell and taste, as well as knowledge of grape varieties
  • A commitment to quality
  • Experience with both the practical and technical aspects of the winemaking process and understanding of  winemaking regulatory requirements. All aspects of harvest, fermentation, cellar work, and winemaking analysis is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, fluent in English, both verbal and written;
  • Clean driving license.
  • Able to demonstrate high standards of customer service.
  • Ability to handle cash sales.
  • If full-time role:
    • Able to drive tractor with implements attached: forklift, sprayer, trimmer, harrow, mower, etc.

Ideal candidate:

  • Diligent, good at following instructions and exceptional cleanliness
  • problem solving skills, attention to detail, with ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Able to work alone
  • Available to work a varied schedule especially during harvest season as needed
  • Excellent maths and accuracy with numbers and strong recordkeeping skills along with a working knowledge of data collection and data analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Own transport essential
  • Living locally, temporary on-vineyard accommodation (single room) possible whilst relocating
  • Team worker
  • Forklift license
  • Ability to use sprayer under supervision

Job description:

Part time Assistant Winemaker 18-30 hours per week depending on season.  Peaking higher at harvest.

Full time role is roughly 50% winery and 50% vineyard, split between Hanwell Wine Estate and Eglantine Vineyard.

In the winery

  • day to day cellar operations, including harvest, harvest record keeping, bulk wine, bottling preparation, sanitation, and cellar organization and cleanliness.
  • Provide winemaking technical support to the Winemaker.
  • Supervise grape receiving, crushing, pressing and wine production operations during harvest.
  • Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process and bottling.
  • Write work orders for all production related tasks from harvest to bottling.
  • Be familiar with up to date regulations.
  • Talk at wine tastings and tours.
  • conduct bulk and bottled wine inventories.
  • Assist with enforcing quality and execution of work performed, review and implementation of standards of care, safety, and operating procedures.
  • Safety training and management of compliance issues in the cellar to provide a safe work place.
  • Some budgetary planning for seasonal projects, harvest activities, staffing, ordering of supplies.
  • Maintain wine and job quality goals while managing for good productivity and cost effectiveness.
  • Be available for weekend and evening winery events that require interaction with customers.

In the vineyard

Typical tasks include: pruning, tying down, canopy management, weed control, pest deterrence, fungal control, wind break care, hedge maintenance, mowing, wildlife habitat care, fence maintenance, grape picking, assisting vineyard visitors and other vineyard estate care tasks.

Benefits:

You’ll be part of a 15 strong highly motivated team of lifestyle workers.

  • Pay according to qualifications and experience.
  • Statutory holiday entitlement.
  • Pension
  • Training will be given to strong candidates that are missing one or two skills as necessary.
  • Staff discount

Duration:

  • Full time permanent position subject to completion of a probationary period.
  • Weekly hours between 30—40 depending on candidate and season.

To Apply:

Send CV with covering introduction stating you’re applying for the Assistant Winemaker role to info@hanwellwine.co.uk by 30th June 2019 for a start date in July/August 2019 according to applicant availability.

 


Cellar Hand

Background:

Grape growing is the biggest growth sector in UK Agriculture.  The UK industry is projected to be worth more than £1 Billion by 2040 and expected to employ 24,000 people.  In the East Midlands, the Skuriat family have been growing grapes since 1976, this job offers a unique opportunity to learn from one of the founding fathers of English Wine in the East Midlands within a growing family business.

International Award winning Eglantine Vineyard, est. 1979 benefits from a winery supporting vineyards in the Region, this includes “daughter” vineyard Hanwell Wine Estate.  Hanwell, est. 2012 grows the champagne varieties for English Sparkling Wine.

Employer:

  • Hanwell Wine Estate

Locations:

South Nottinghamshire (10 mins apart)

  • Eglantine Vineyard (winery & vineyard), Nottinghamshire LE12 6UX

o   www.eglantinevineyard.com

  • Hanwell Wine Estate (vineyard), Nottinghamshire LE14 3QG

o   www.hanwellwine.co.uk

 Experience required:

  • Previous winery experience essential
  • A developed sense of smell and taste, as well as knowledge of grape varieties
  • A commitment to quality
  • Experience with both the practical and technical aspects of the winemaking process and understanding of  winemaking regulatory requirements. All aspects of harvest, fermentation, cellar work, and winemaking analysis is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills, fluent in English, both verbal and written;
  • Clean driving license.
  • Able to demonstrate high standards of customer service.
  • Ability to handle cash sales.

Ideal candidate:

  • Diligent, good at following instructions and exceptional cleanliness, problem solving skills, attention to detail, with ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Able to work alone
  • Available to work a varied schedule
  • Excellent maths and accuracy with numbers and strong recordkeeping skills along with a working knowledge of data collection and data analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Own transport essential
  • Living locally or temporary on-vineyard accommodation (single room)
  • Team worker
  • Forklift license useful

Job description:

Temporary part time Cellar Hand working 18-30 hours per week depending winery schedule. This role can be timed to meet the College Summer Holidays.

In the winery

  • day to day cellar operations, including bottling preparation, sanitation, and cellar organization and cleanliness.
  • Provide technical support to the Winemaker.
  • Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process and bottling.
  • conduct bulk and bottled wine inventories.
  • Assist with enforcing quality and execution of work performed, review and implementation of standards of care, safety, and operating procedures.
  • Maintain wine and job quality goals while managing for good productivity and cost effectiveness.

Benefits:

You’ll be part of a 15 strong highly motivated team of lifestyle workers.

  • Pay according to qualifications and experience.
  • Statutory holiday entitlement.
  • Pension
  • Staff discount

Duration:

  • Temporary position, end date negotiable, ideally end August/early September 2019
  • Weekly hours between 18-30, this could be extended by adding vineyard work.

To Apply:

Send CV with covering introduction stating you’re applying for the Assistant Winemaker role to info@hanwellwine.co.uk by 30th June 2019 for a start date in July 2019 according to applicant availability.


Wine Educator

We’re hiring a wine educator to run wine tasting and food matching events for consumers. You must have WSET level 2 as a minimum.

This role will be part time on some evening and weekends. The role will develop and grow to more hours over the next 12 months. Would suit someone looking to grow their role.

As the role develops some weekday work would also be required.

Employer:

  • Hanwell Wine Estate

Benefits:

You’ll be part of a 15 strong highly motivated team of lifestyle workers.

  • Pay according to qualifications and experience.
  • Statutory holiday entitlement.
  • Pension
  • Training will be given to strong candidates that are missing one or two skills as necessary.
  • Staff discount

Duration:

  • Part time permanent position subject to completion of a probationary period.
  • Monthly hours around 18 – could be mixed with a day job.

To Apply:

Send CV with covering introduction stating you’re applying for the Wine Educator role to info@hanwellwine.co.uk by 30th June 2019 for a start date in July 2019 according to applicant availability.

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