Job Status: Filled

Cellar Hands - Vintage 2020 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Cloudy Bay Vineyards (

  Blenheim, Marlborough

The vintage season is here!

Around late February 2020, we will begin our harvest season in Marlborough and have a number of positions available for experienced and passionate Cellar Hands. We offer an engaging season with a comprehensive induction and applied technical training in a modern winemaking environment. You will gain comprehensive world-standard experience and widen your network of winemaking friends.

The Cellar Hand role

During the harvest period, you may work shifts up to 12 hours in length, up to 6/7 days per week. You will receive a competitive rate, regular breaks, training and a catered meal for shifts of more than 10 hours. You will use your outstanding work ethic to perform diverse responsibilities across:

·        Grape receival, processing and pressing

·        Racking and tank transfers

·        Filtration

·        Red and white fermentation management

·        Barrel management


In order for your application to be considered, you must have:

·        Previous vintage season experience as a Cellar Hand (1-3 past vintages) performing grape receiving, racking, transfer and barrel work

·        The ability to  lawfully work in New Zealand or obtain the right to lawfully work in New Zealand

·        Solid English language skills

·        Refined & efficient work style and enthusiastic attitude

·        Resilience and a good sense of humor

·        Previous forklift, confined space and health & safety training is desirable

We hope to make offers for all positions throughout November, and have all employment & travel arrangements confirmed by December.

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