Vintage 2021


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Company: Spring Creek Vintners Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 17 September 2020

Closes: 20 December 2020

Are you up for the Challenge? Spring Creek Vintners, Marlborough Vintage 2021

Spring Creek Vintners Ltd is a 12,000t independent winemaking facility located in Spring Creek, Marlborough. With state of the art facilities, we produce premium wine for some of New Zealand’s leading wineries as well as our own award winning Rapaura Springs and Summerhouse labels. Joining our harvest team offers the opportunity to work with some of Marlborough's best winemakers, gaining exposure to a broad range of techniques and winemaking practices.

We are currently seeking a dynamic crew to join our dedicated team. Typically, vintage runs from March through to early May. During the busiest period of vintage, we run 2 x 12 hour shifts. We offer competitive hourly rates, a hot meal per shift and can assist in finding accommodation should you require. We believe in working hard, having fun and are passionate about making great wine.

Cellar Supervisors

To be successful in this role, applicants must have a minimum 5 years winery experience. We are looking for a highly-motivated, practical and proactive people with excellent leadership qualities. Applicants must be fluent in the English language and have outstanding communication skills. Supervisors are responsible for directing vintage cellar staff in their daily winery operations.

Experienced RDV operators

Applicants must have experience operating a Rotary Drum Vacuum Filter (RDV) at a large production facility. Valued skills for this position include the ability to multi task, exhibit solid communication, strong organisation as well as a self-motivating individual. 

Cellar Hands and Laboratory Technician

Completion of one full vintage in either the winery or laboratory and a formal qualification would be looked upon favourably, but are not considered essential. Full Cellar Hand training will be supplied. Successful applicants should have a good level of physical fitness, demonstrate strong organisation, initiative, as well as the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure. A willingness to learn and working within a team are essential qualities.

Applications are invited until all positions are filled.

International applicants are required to obtain a work visa. We will assist with the paper work if required.

Please accompany your CV with available references (English speaking preferred).

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Recruitment for Vintage 2021


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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