Cadetship (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Constellation Brands

  Blenheim, Marlborough


About Us

Constellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to North America, with our power brand Kim Crawford driving category growth across the Pacific. Here at home and in Australia, our innovation continues to hit store shelves with Crafters Union, Selaks, and Young & Co. Our people and brands are what set us apart from the competition, creating careers worth reaching for.

About the Role

Unsure what’s next for your career? Are you up for some hard but rewarding work in the wine industry? Then why not give our Cadetship Programme a go! This a unique opportunity to try out a career in viticulture and winemaking, find out if it’s for you and earn while you learn some valuable skills. Our award winning programme - the only one of its kind in New Zealand - will have you experiencing life in winemaking and give you the building blocks to a rewarding and varied career. Over the  12-month programme you’ll experience 6 months in the vineyards (we’re talking hands on, roll-your-sleeves-up work out in mother nature, often working with machinery) and 6 months in the winery (in the cellar where the actual wine itself is crushed and produced into the finished product. 

We offer a real-world environment with mentoring from experienced team-mates who are the best in the business. We know this programme works because we have many awesome and successful team members today who started out as Cadets. So what are you waiting for?! Apply today.

Currently we have a limited number of positions available in Marlborough for motivated candidates to earn while they learn, with a start date of May 2022.

Key Responsibilities

·         Learning how to operate vineyard and winery machinery safely

·         Vineyard duties from mowing and leaf plucking to spraying the vines

·         Cellar duties from barrel work to wine transfers

·         Harvest operations including crushing and pressing

·         Contribute to a safety culture by following all safety procedures, ensuring proper PPE, incident reporting

About You

·         Team player with a can-do attitude

·         Willingness to learn and try something new

·         Mechanical and numerical abilities

·         Current full driver’s license (we’ll teach you how to drive the tractor!)

Benefits and Culture 

We offer safety gear, a great team environment, experienced leadership and full on-the-job training (NZQA recognised) where you’ll learn all about viticulture from growing grapes in the vineyard through to making wine in the cellar.

Constellation Brands is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We value and encourage participation of all applicants regardless of their background.

Only candidates who are permanent New Zealand residents or New Zealand citizens will be considered for this particular role. 

​​​​​​​If you’re interested, apply now via the relevant link or for a confidential conversation email Anna Goddard via [email protected]  For more information about us, visit at 


How To Apply

​​​​​​​If you’re interested, apply now via the relevant link or for a confidential conversation email Anna Goddard via [email protected] For more information about us, visit at

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