Vintage Winery Position


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Company: Allan Scott Family Winemakers

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 08 November 2018

Closes: 08 December 2018

Allan Scott Family Winemakers is a small winery and vineyard in the heart of the Marlborough wine growing region.

The main varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We also bring small parcels of grapes up from Central Otago to process at our winery. Our small dedicated team endeavour to offer unique wines that enhance typical Marlborough characteristics with complexity and finesse.

We require intelligent, self-motivated people with a hands-on approach to join our committed and highly motivated team.

You must:

  • Have at least 2 vintages experience.
  • Have proficient English and strong communication skills.
  • Be competent at using standard winery equipment including a forklift.
  • Have a focus on safety.
  • Be passionate about wine.
  • Have a mechanical aptitude and an understanding of wine processing.
  • Be hard working with a quality focus and an eye for detail.
  • Hold a current drivers licence and be willing to work a variety of shifts, weekends and extended hours when required.

You will be part of a small and dedicated team in a winery environment, so a positive attitude and good sense of humour are essential.

These positions will typically commence in mid-March, with peak Harvest shifts typically being 12 hours a day, 7 days per week. A hot meal is provided each shift during the vintage intake period.

The Company has a Drug and Alcohol Policy and employment may be subject to the successful completion of a Pre-Employment Drug Test.


Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

  • For information about working in New Zealand, visit the Immigration Department website:
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  • For information about the Marlborough wine region, click here.
  • 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.
  • For general information about New Zealand, click here or here for two helpful websites. 

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