Vintage Cellar Hands - Te Kairanga


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Company: Foley Wines


Uploaded: 14 August 2020

Closes: 14 October 2020

About Us

Te Kairanga produces super premium wines from Martinborough, in New Zealand’s lower North Island. We produce handcrafted wines from our Estate vineyards and specialise in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We also produce Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Te Kairanga was established in 1984 on the Martinborough Terrace grape growing area.  

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

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. Energetic, enthusiastic workers with a practical mind set from other industries are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates with practical hands-on ability, good communication skills, a team player mentality and a keen sense of humour will be highly regarded. As this is a hands-on role a good degree of physical fitness is needed.

These positions will commence at the start of March, with peak Harvest shifts typically being 12 hours, 6 days per week. A commitment to reside in the Martinborough area for the duration of Vintage is required.

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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  • For more information about the Martinborough/Wairarapa 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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