Winery Cellar Hands


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Company: Spring Creek Vintners Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 13 July 2020

Closes: 15 August 2020

Winery Cellar Hands

Spring Creek Vintners ltd is a 12,000t family-owned winemaking facility located in Spring Creek with company vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valley, Marlborough. With a state-of-the-art winery, world class vineyards and a large contract grower supply base, we produce premium wines for some of New Zealand's leading brands as well as our own award-winning Rapaura Springs and Summerhouse labels.

We are currently seeking the following positions to join our dedicated winery team as Winery Cellar Hands. This is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark within the industry. 

Senior Cellar Hands/Vintage Supervisors                     

With a minimum of 5 vintages experience and or Level 7 tertiary qualifications in Winemaking. We are looking for Senior Cellar Hands that will need excellent attention to detail, motivation, communication, problem-solving skills and must have had vintage supervisory experience, as they will be supervising staff over vintage. These positions will be a fixed-term contract starting when the successful applicants are available to end of Vintage 2021. 

Experienced Cellar Hands        

Previous winery experience with a minimum of 2 vintages and/or Level 7 tertiary qualifications in Winemaking. Candidates with a practical ability, team-player mentality and good communications skills and a good sense of humour, will be highly regarded. These roles are essential for training of staff with minimal and no vintage experience. These positions will be a fixed-term contract starting when the successful applicants are available to end of Vintage 2021.

Apprentice Cellar Hand           

Apprentice Cellar Hand role, some winery or vintage experience would be an advantage, however a hard-working attitude and willingness to learn will be considered. Willing applicants must work with Spring Creek Vintners and be able complete the New Zealand certificate In Cellar Operations Level 4 with NMIT, Marlborough.

Please note these positions are only available for NZ Citizens and NZ residents. This position will be fully supported by Spring Creek Vintners. Please enquire at for more information.

Joining our winemaking team offers the opportunity to work with some of Marlborough's best wine industry professionals and gain exposure to a broad range of techniques and practices in viticulture and winemaking.

We believe in working hard, having fun, and are passionate about growing great wine.

Applications are invited until positions are filled.

Please accompany your CV with available references

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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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  • 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.
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