Vintage Crew 2023 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Giesen Group

  Blenheim Central, Marlborough

Vintage Crew 2023                                                    

  • Want to work with an Iconic New Zealand Brand and a multi award winning business?
  • Want to contribute in an outstanding team environment?
  • Want to improve your winemaking experience in one of New Zealand’s most stunning places? 

If so, then read on… 

Firstly, a bit about us –   The Giesen Group is a family owned and operated producer of internationally recognised premium New Zealand wine and beer. Established in 1981, the Giesen Brothers are seen as one of the pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry and leaders in producing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The Company has grown into a strong brand both domestically and also on the international stage where they export premium quality wine across the world.

We are now looking for experienced Cellar Hands to join our Marlborough team for our 2023 Harvest and we’d love you to join us. 

To be successful, you will:

  • Be energetic, motivated and hard-working 
  • Exhibit a passion for making wine and the wine industry
  • Be able to problem solve, work under pressure and have strong attention to detail
  • Have experience in the wine industry and worked a vintage or two with prior cellar knowledge
  • Have good English speaking and writing skills 
  • Be physically fit and have a great attitude

We have the following positions to fill for the 2023 Vintage:

  • Varietal receival operators
  • Press and Decanter operators
  • Flotation, racking and RDV operators
  • Premium cellar operators
  • Propagation, inoculation and general cellar tasks

In return, we will:

  • Offer you a competitive remuneration package
  • Provide you an awesome environment and the opportunity to work with a world class team of hardworking passionate people – and of course it’s your chance to have your national flag flying at the winery
  • Provide you with the opportunity to grow your skills and experience, and receive full               in-house training on all vintage SOPs
  • Feed you a delicious vintage meal during 12hrs shifts
  • Provide you with immigration support and on-going pre-vintage communication
  • Provide guidance with sourcing local accommodation 

The Harvest employment period is typically between February to May. Shift work and night shifts will be required and during the peak of vintage you’ll be working up to 12-hour shifts across 6 days for approx. 3 weeks.

If you are keen to experience a New Zealand Vintage, we’d love to hear from you

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