Vintage Team 2019

Hawkes Bay

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Company: Sacred Hill Vineyards Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 18 September 2018

Closes: 19 October 2018

We require a dynamic cellar and laboratory crew to help us bring in the harvest and deliver beyond expectation.

Sacred Hill is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading, multi award-winning wineries. Focusing on the production of premium ‘handcrafted’ varietal wines from the company’s estate and contract vineyards located in New Zealand’s leading grape growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.

All major grape varieties are lovingly crafted into a diverse range of premium and ultra premium wines by our talented team.

What sort of people are we after?

  • Anyone with a passion for making great wine

  • A positive attitude, commitment to excellence, and the ability to work in a team

  • Ability to focus on detail

  • A practical disposition, stamina, and determination

  • Minimum 4 previous vintages cellar experience (cellar role)

  • Minimum 3 years vintages laboratory experience (lab role)

  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand is essential

  • Preference will be given to suitably qualified New Zealand citizens or residence class visa holders as per NZ Immigration requirements

Work will be in Hawkes Bay, beginning in mid-February, where you will be trained in our ways by our skilled winery crew, and continue through to mid-June.

We work two shifts, 7 days a week - but you will get one day off a week, guaranteed! We require staff for both the cellar and laboratory for day and night shifts.

If this sounds like you, apply now as places will fill quickly.

Cut off date for applications is Friday October 19th 2018.


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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  • 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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