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Leading Cellar Hand

Company: Whitehaven Wine Company
Location: Marlborough
Type: Permanent
Category: Winemaking / Lab / Production

Whitehaven Wine Company is a family-owned, premium wine producer in Marlborough, New Zealand offering outstanding regional examples of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and a range of other varieties and styles.

We are seeking a fit and focused individual to join our small and friendly winery team as Leading Cellar Hand.

Working closely with the Winemakers and reporting directly to the Operations Manager, this is a permanent, hands-on role involved in all aspects of day-to-day cellar operations and wine production.

Experience in leading small teams, including supervision, delegation and training of permanent/casual cellar staff will be a key part of this role. Knowledge of all winemaking procedures and processing equipment (presses and RDVs in particular) is important.

To be successful in this role you will need a good mechanical and technical understanding of winery equipment and developed problem solving abilities. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Day-to-day cellar operations
  • Ensuring cellar hygiene practices are maintained
  • Supervision and training of permanent and temporary cellar staff
  • Ensuring winemaking operations are completed in a timely fashion
  • Helping to maintain winery efficiencies
  • Ensuring H&S procedures are practised/maintained and improved 

Ideal skills will include:

  • Clear communication
  • An understanding and appreciation for wine
  • Constructive attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • A good level of fitness
  • A proven track record of previous experience in similar roles
  • NZ citizenship or Permanent Residency

Applications close Friday 25th May 2018.

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Date: 11 May

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