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Vintage Cellar Staff


Company: Jackson Estate
Location: Marlborough
Type: Fixed Term
Category: Harvest / Vintage

One of Marlborough’s original family winemakers, Jackson Estate has always focused on producing the absolute best wines possible from our Estate vineyards.

As such we have built a brand new winery specifically for the top 15% of our wine program, focussing primarily on our premium cool climate Pinot Noir’s from the Marlborough region.

We are currently seeking motivated and experienced candidates to fill the following positions for the 2018 harvest season.

  • Vintage Senior Cellar Hand/Supervisor
  • Vintage Cellar Hand 
  • Vintage Laboratory/Cellar Hand 

We are a small team so you must have a winemaking qualification, worked a minimum of three vintages in a red cellar and be thoroughly versed in all areas of cellar or lab operations.

You must be adaptable and also be able to work independently for extended periods, and will have a current forklift licence and be experienced driving one.

Having a genuine passion for wine and an interest in learning how we produce world class wines from the Marlborough region will be a significant advantage. 

Employment would commence mid/late March 2018 and would run for 4-6 weeks. The ability to work 7 days a week and long hours each day over a sustained period of time is essential.

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to experience a New Zealand vintage.  

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.


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Date: 15 Nov

To find out more about this company, visit the website: www.jacksonestate.co.nz


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  • Jobseekers should be aware that the start and finish dates of harvest work employment may change from those suggested by wineries at the time of your job offer. Vintage dates can not accurately be predicted.

    It is therefore important that you understand that depending on your employment arrangements with the employer there may be a period of time where you have no work or less work than you were expecting, and should have sufficient financial arrangements in place should this occur. Your actual start and finish dates may vary - if you have queries around this, check with your winery employer before booking airline tickets etc.
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