Vintage Work at Wiston Estate
Each year we look to grow our vineyard and winery team around harvest time to help bring in the vintage and we’re starting to plan for the 2022 harvest.
At Wiston Estate winery we focus on quality, making the best sparkling wines for us and our clients – who fill the spectrum in terms of size. We have won Winery of the Year four times in the past five years (2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022) at the WineGB awards.
We are passionate about the land and get to work with fruit from all over the country, giving us a unique picture of the English harvest. We are committed to ensuring everyone is happy and engaged in their work and provide a range of jobs so you will learn a lot during your time at Wiston. There is often a potential for longer-term work in the Christmas run-up. In return we’ll expect from you a good attitude and a willingness to get stuck in and work hard.
Daily tasks include:
– Press loading
– Red wine management (pump overs, punch downs etc)
– Barrel work
– Transfers and rackings
– Press/equipment cleaning
– Crate washing
– Inoculations and additions
– Lab analysis of fruit, juice and wine
Our harvest usually lasts 4 – 6 weeks, kicking off in early/mid-September. We pay above the national living wage. You must be able to work in the UK, your own accommodation and transport are also essential due to our location. In your application please indicate your full-time availability, both start and ends dates. This is fantastic opportunity to work with great people and make some exceptional wines. We look forward to meeting you.