typical day at Kingston Estate Wines, work starts on day shift at 7.45 AM in the cellar, and finishes at 4.15 pm, day shift is not is not classified as a shift and you have to pay for your own half hour for lunch, afternoon shift starts at 4.00 PM and finishes at 12.00 AM and finally night shift starts at 12.00 AM and finished at 8.00 AM.
I learnt how to do a lot of things at Kingston, they taught me how to transfer wine from one tank to another, do splitter set ups from two way up to eight way, i learnt how to load and unload tankers. i learnt how to work off site.
management could be better, i know they have a hard time but some of the work job notes come out with huge errors like doing a two way splitter job from one tank on one side of the winery and the other on the complete opposite side. or if you are going to transfer wine into a tank and it supposed to be empty, but is in fact full.
i think the hardest part of the job is night shift, being away from family for a full two weeks, being grumpy and wanting to kill everything in sight if you get woken up.
the most enjoyable thing about the job is the work mates, they are a highly sophisticated group of people who are highly intellectual and are able to have a good laugh with you.
they have vending machines