Vintage Winemaking Assistants - Ops Team (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Pernod Ricard Winemakers

  Blenheim, Marlborough

We have positions available Assisting the Winemakers during our 2022 Vintage. We are seeking positive, capable and self-motivated individuals to join our vintage team.  These roles will work closely with our winemakers to ensure all our wines are produced to the exacting quality level we have come to know and expect. 

It’s now more than 30 years since we introduced the world to the first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Today our Marlborough wines are still making history. At Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand, we maintain an exceptional focus on premium products as well as results.  We are New Zealand’s premier wines and Spirits Company leading the way in everything we do.

We are gearing up for another fantastic vintage and would like to extend a warm welcome for you to join the Pernod Ricard New Zealand Marlborough Winery team in early 2022. 

Applicants for these roles will need to have a relevant tertiary qualification, and a keen interest in winemaking. You will need to have operated as a Winemaking Assistant before, or as a senior Wine Technician, and have experienced a number of vintages. Join us to grow your knowledge and be supported by experienced Winemakers from our team.   

These are fixed term full time roles, needed for a period of 8 to 10 weeks. Vintage generally runs from early-March to mid-May; however this may vary due to vintage conditions. This will include shift work, and depending on what shift you work on, and in what area, you will have specific tasks to do.
We are passionate about making great wine. Our warm and friendly team are ready to show you why, and welcome you on-board!

•    Marlborough location
•    Winery experience essential
•    Assistant Winemaking/senior Cellarhand experience essential (numerous vintages)
•    On-shift meals provided
•    One of New Zealand’s largest wineries
•    Great team environment- work with people from all around the world!
•    Staff discounts across our New Zealand product range
•    Career development opportunities

To be successful in this role you will need:

•    A can-do attitude
•    Plenty of enthusiasm
•    To be hard working
•    Have the ability to continuously improve 
•    Have a safety focus
•    Experience in wine making 
•    Have problem-solving skills
•    Good communication skills in English
•    The ability to legally work within New Zealand

You will play an important part in vintage, assisting our Winemakers to ensure the quality and technical requirements of various wines and brands are achieved. 

The vintage period is expected to begin in March 2022, with the length dependent on harvest conditions. We expect to bring people onboard early March.

This role is a fixed-term position and includes shift-work to cover our 24-hour operations.

If this sounds like an opportunity and the challenge that you’ve been waiting for, we’d love to hear from you! Early applications are encouraged, and we will review applications as they arrive.

Please note, our Marlborough winery is smokefree.

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