Vintage 2021 Positions


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Company: Wither Hills Marlborough Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 12 November 2020

Closes: 12 February 2021

Wither Hills – Vintage 2021 Positions 

Established in 1994, Wither Hills (owned under the Lion portfolio) is dedicated to the philosophy that exceptional wines are ‘created in the vineyard’. Named after the landmark Wither Hills range that borders our vineyards, our expert team grow and craft exceptional wines that reflect our unique sense of place.   

We have a number of positions availablewithin our friendly winery team at Wither Hills in Marlborough for the upcoming vintage. 

Area Supervisors 

Working closely with the Shift Supervisors, this position requires those who can lead, train and supervise a small team of people, have strong communication skills and be familiar with cellar operations. You will make health and safety a priority and ensure all tasks are completed to a high-standard and efficiency is maintained. 

Cellar Hands 

Previous winery experience and/or industry qualification would be an advantage, but not essential. 

Cellar Hands will perform tasks such as cleaning, grape receival processing, racking, red and white ferment management, additions, barrel work and more 

Lab Technicians

The position will involve conducting routine analysis on juice and wine samples, as well as data entry. A qualification in science would be desirable and industry experience is preferred. 

Forklift Drivers

This role involves working across all areas and teams. It requires strong logistical, communication and organizational skills. Previous forklift experience is essentiala current NZ approved forklift license is an advantage, although training will be given to the right candidate. 

Depending on the season, work will commence in February 2021 and finish around the end of April 2021. During the peak of harvest, team members will be required to work 12-hour shifts, six days a week. We’ll provide everyone with a delicious meal during 12-hour shifts and get together for the odd social event. 

All successful applicants will be offered an in-house induction and training for their roles, consider health and safety first and be open to learning our processes and procedures. So, if you want to be part of a fun and motivated harvest team and make some great wine, we would love to hear from you. 

Applicants must have a NZ working visa or be eligible to work in New Zealand. They must also be able to pass a pre-employment drug test

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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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  • 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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