JOB DESCRIPTION: Cellar Assistant

Job title : Cellar Assistant.

Location: Hambledon, Hampshire.

Reporting to: Cellar Supervisor and Winemakers.

Working with: Cellar Supervisor, Cellar Assistant, Winery Assistant, Agency workers.

Hours: Monday to Friday (8 hours/day) with paid overtime at harvest and botting.

Established in 1952 by Major-General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones, Hambledon Vineyard is England's Oldest Commercial Vineyard. Seventy years later, we are proud to still be a small family-run vineyard on a very big mission: to create the Finest English Fizz

Hambledon Vineyard is recruiting a new cellar assistant.

The Cellar Assistant is the person directly responsible for carrying out the post-production work planned and overseen by the Cellar Supervisor. They will assist in keeping all production activities safe, qualitative and finished on time, reporting directly to the Cellar Supervisor should problems arise.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting disgorging operations
  • Assisting all labelling operations, by hand or machine
  • Assisting the reception of goods and dispatch of orders
  • Keeping the equipment clean and serviceable
  • Keeping the cellar tidy
  • Assisting in keeping the workplace a safe working environment
  • Assisting in maintaining appropriate records
  • Helping the winery team at Bottling and Harvest
  • Assisting the Cellar Supervisor and Stock Manager with the inventory

Education and experience:

  • Reasonable level of spoken and written English
  • Previous experience in a winery and cellar not essential but favourably considered
  • Forklift licence an advantage
  • Driving licence
  • Self-motivated and well organised
  • Attention to detail.
  • The right to work in England (we cannot sponsor any Visa)

Salary: Depends on Experience


  • Company events
  • Employee discount

Please send your CV and letter of motivation to

Downloadable PDF available here.