Vintage Workers 2022 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Marlborough Vintners

  Marlborough, Marlborough

Marlborough Vintners is a contract wine facility located in the heart of Marlborough’s wine region.

Established in 2007, Marlborough Vintners consists of contract wine processing, vineyard investments, harvest contracting, branded and bulk wine sales and contract brewing.

Our winery produces wine for 22 different clients, making for an interesting and diverse range of work, wine styles and techniques. We take in a capacity of 15,000 tonnes of grapes each harvest, juice quantities varying from small batch tank/barrel work, up to bulk tanks as large as 216,000L. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Syrah are a handful of varieties you will commonly see in Marlborough Vintners winery.

Each year, Marlborough Vintners builds a team of 50 vintage workers from various backgrounds to bring their dedication and knowledge to support us with the year’s harvest.

Our vintage season in Marlborough will begin early-March and we have a number of positions available:

  • Assistant Winemakers
  • Team leaders
  • Vintage workers
  • Laboratory assistants

During the peak harvest period our winery will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with vintage staff working up to 6 x 12 hour shifts per week.

On top of that, we enjoy a social and collaborative work culture, and offer a very attractive vintage package:

  • Competitive pay rate
  • Accommodation provided
  • Transport to and from the winery provided
  • Onsite meals and snacks provided
  • All safety gear provided, including work boots
  • Comprehensive training
  • Training/courses provided specific to position e.g. forklift license
  • Social perks/team events

To apply to be a part of our team you must:

  • Be enthusiastic and self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Have resilience and a good sense of humour
  • Due to the current closure of the New Zealand border, at this stage applicants will only be accepted from New Zealand residents, or international applicants who are currently in New Zealand with a valid visa
  • The roles are required from early March
  • Previous experience is desired but not necessary

If this sounds like you, apply to join our bustling vintage team in the beautiful Marlborough region of New Zealand! Where we have great wine, surrounded by stunning mountains, and are… covid free!

How To Apply

Please apply with your CV and Cover letter.

In your cover letter please indicate your previous winery/vintage experience along with other relevant skills. Also include current contact details, reference contact details and visa status.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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