Vintage Crew 2022 (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Sato Wines Ltd.

  Mt. Pisa, Central Otago, Otago


We are currently seeking one more vintage crew to join our small team to work both in the vineyard and the winery. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a small, hard-working team to learn and experience the harvest work in the vineyard and natural winemaking in the winery.

Sato Wines is a privately-owned company with a small organic vineyard in Pisa sub-region of Central Otago (15 min. from Cromwell). We are committed to craft honest natural wines reflecting the season and the place with the grapes grown with organic and biodynamic principles.

The successful applicants will be physically fit, hardworking, attention to detail, and reliable on all the tasks that are given. Relevant experiences and knowledge in the winery will be ideal but we are open to anyone who is keen on learning the harvest work and natural winemaking in a small-scale winery.

This Fixed term roles would involve operation of a wide range of jobs in the vineyard and winery during the harvest time, including:

-       the vineyard work such as fruit sampling, cleaning bins and crates, picking and sorting fruits, and composting,

-       all aspects of works in the winery as processing fruits - destemming, punching down, pressing, racking, barrel work and cleaning, AND

-       general maintenance work in the vineyard.

This is the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of harvest and winemaking.

Applicants must be able to be flexible with working hours and days during the busy harvest time.

To start from early- mid March 2022 for 4 – 6 weeks. The hours and days of work will be variable but this will be approx. average 40-hour week role, with some extra hours during the busiest time.

To apply for this job, applicants will need to be currently living in New Zealand with a valid visa or as a citizen or permanet resident, and have a driver's license and own transport to get to work. 


How To Apply

Please send an email with your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

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