Vintage 2021 Superstars

Marlborough

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Company: Babich Wines Limited

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 27 August 2020

Closes: 27 October 2020

Babich Wines is an internationally-renowned, family-owned wine company. We have been making wine for over 100 years, producing wines from our vineyards in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough.

We are currently looking for people of all levels of experience to work as a part of our Marlborough team in a few different positions. All applicants for the below will demonstrate strong organisational skills, be hard-working and have good communication skills. The positions will all be hands-on, so a good level of physical fitness is required.

Training will be provided in all our operations and Health and Safety procedures. 

Senior vintage Cellar Hands

These positions will involve work in both our Marlborough winery and vineyards. Prior to the harvest, senior vintage cellar hands will assist with the training of the vintage cellar hands in our procedures and practices. The senior cellar hands will assist with the supervision of vintage cellar hands during the harvest period. 

These will be fixed-term positions starting from early-January until the end of Harvest 2021.  These positions may go on beyond the end of harvest for the right candidates. Applicants will have a minimum of 3 vintages experience and a tertiary level qualification (level 7 or over) or have a minimum of 5 vintages experience. The ideal applicants will have experience working in medium-sized or large-sized wineries.

Experienced vintage Cellar Hands

These positions will involve work in both our Marlborough winery and vineyards.  These will be fixed term positions starting from early January until the end of Harvest 2021.  These positions may go on beyond the end of harvest for the right candidates.  Applicants will have a minimum of 1 - 2 vintages experience. 

The ideal candidates will have experience working in medium-sized or large-sized wineries.  Vineyard and machinery experience is also preferred.

Vintage Cellar Hands

These are entry-level positions working at our Marlborough winery. No experience is required for these positions, but practical capability will be looked upon favourably.  

These positions will be fixed-term, starting in early-March and finishing at the end of harvest. 

Vintage Lab Technicians

These positions will involve working in the lab at our Marlborough winery. These will be fixed-term positions starting in mid-February until the end of Harvest 2021. These positions may go on beyond harvest for the right candidates. Applicants will have some prior lab experience, preferably in a medium-sized or large-sized winery.

You will gain experience with modern Winemaking techniques in our state-of-the-art 7,500T capacity winery. This seven year old winery boasts some of the most current technologies in wine production. We produce award-winning wines including; Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rosé, Gruener Veltliner and Albarinio.    

We utilise various winemaking styles to create a wide range of wines from single vineyard and reserve wines, to larger commercial blends and 100% organic certified wines from our own organic vineyard.

We provide a fun, friendly and safe team environment for you to work in. We can arrange accommodation, transport to and from the winery, and help with Visa applications, if required. During 12-hour shifts a hot meal and fresh fruit is provided to keep you energised.

Please include in your application the cellar or lab operations you have previous experience in. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

With New Zealand’s borders closed, we will only be taking applications from applicants currently in New Zealand.

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: www.immigration.govt.nz
  • For information about New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (for tax purposes and getting tax numbers etc), visit www.ird.govt.nz
  • 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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