Vintage Cellar Crew 2024 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Giesen Group

  Marlborough, Marlborough

Vintage Cellar Crew 2024

  • 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 keen and experienced Cellar Hands to join our 2024 Vintage Crew for 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 a range of position’s available from general Cellar Crew to Vintage Cellar Supervisors. Supervisor positions are available for applicants with 5 + Vintage experience and leadership skills.

We have the following positions to fill for the 2024 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 with the opportunity to grow your skills and experience, and receive full      in-house training on all vintage SOPs
  • 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
  • Feed you a delicious vintage meal during 12hrs shifts
  • Provide shared, self-driven transport to and from work
  • Provide guidance for sourcing accommodation and regular communication
  • Offer you a fixed-term contract, minimum 32 hours a week

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. Minimum 32 hours a week.

Pay rate: Ranging from $23.50 to $32.00 (depending on experience and allocated position)

Our winery is located at, 26 Bristol Street, Riverland, Blenheim, Marlborough

Vintage Crew positions: 40   

Supervisor positions: 8

How To Apply

If you are keen to experience a New Zealand Vintage, we’d love to hear from you, so please apply with your CV.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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