Vintage Cellar Hands - Mt Difficulty

Central Otago

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Company: Foley Wines


Uploaded: 14 August 2020

Closes: 14 October 2020

About Us

Foley Wines is a collection of iconic New Zealand wineries and brands from New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine regions. Each with a unique story of New Zealand wine to tell. Our wineries are linked by a common unrelenting purpose; to make great wine that people love to drink around the world - made by land & hand. 

We are proud custodians of the Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Grove Mill, Vavasour and Mt Difficulty wineries, and world-recognised brands such as Roaring Meg, Russian Jack, Dashwood, Te Tera and Goldwater.

Mt Difficulty produces super premium wines from Central Otago, in New Zealand’s lower South Island. We produce handcrafted wines from our Estate and leased vineyards specialising in Pinot Noir. We also produce Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Syrah. Mt Difficulty’s first vineyards were established in 1992 in the Bannockburn grape growing area with our first wines being produced in 1998.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Vintage Cellar Hands

Previous winery experience, and/or wine qualifications would be an advantage, as would a current Forklift licence, but is not essential.

Candidates with practical ability, good oral and written communication skills, a team player mentality, and a keen sense of humour will be highly regarded.

These positions will commence late-March, with peak Harvest shifts typically being 11 hours, 6 days per week.

We have a small, permanent cellar crew, therefore vintage positions would ideally suit candidates with a passionate interest in wine, who work well under pressure, are able to multi-task, and can carry out their duties in a timely and efficient manner.

These positions provide a unique opportunity to work with one of New Zealand’s most revered wine companies.

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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