Harvest Cellar Hands

Itasca Wines
27 June 2024
Croft Lane, Crondall, United Kingdom
Job Type
Closing Date
Annual Salary
£12 p/h


Itasca wines has a state of the art winemaking facility on the Hampshire/Surrey border making wines under the Penn Croft brand and offering contract winemaking, lab and disgorging services. On our own site we practice Conservation Agriculture, one of only a handful of vineyards in Europe to work to these principles. We also believe we have built one of the most sustainable wineries in the world, with solar power and wastewater wetlands all on site. You will be involved in the production of a range of quality focused wines including still and sparkling from vineyards stretching from Essex to Cornwall.

The Roles

  • We are looking for four full-time Harvest Cellar Hands for harvest 2024
  • Renumeration dependant on experience
  • Harvest times to be determined but projected to be from mid-September through late-October/early-November 2024
  • Assistance with finding accommodation if required

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Winery, tank and equipment cleaning and sanitation
  • Maturity sample preparation
  • Fruit reception – press loading and emptying
  • Racking and transfers
  • Inoculations and additions
  • Chaptalisation
  • Red ferment management – punch downs/pump overs
  • Barrel prep and management
  • Basic lab duties

Qualities and skills

  • Previous harvest work experience in a winery desirable
  • Analytical and numerate with good attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to regularly lift 25kg and comfortable working at heights
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and under own initiative

Additional requirements

  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Own transport is required if not living locally to Crondall
  • Forklift licence desirable but not essential
  • Comfortable with working twilight/night shifts when required

Please email a CV and covering letter to joinus@itascawines.com if you are interested in the role or have any enquiries.

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