Vintage Cellar Hands

Marlborough and Hawkes Bay

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Company: Delegat Limited

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 23 December 2020

Closes: 23 March 2021

The Marlborough winery is a large and modern facility with a 35,000 tonne capacity and focuses primarily on the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties which are all harvested locally.

The Hawkes Bay winery is a new facility with a 10,000 tonne capacity and focuses primarily on the Merlot, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay varieties which are all harvested locally. 

Our Vintage Cellar Hands are involved in various winemaking and cellar operations from grape receival through to fermentation management, filtering and cooperage. Employment would commence between early February 2021 through to late April 2021, with peak work patterns consisting of 12 hours per day, six to seven days per week, with regular days off provided.

We support our vintage team by providing competitive pay rates, thorough in-house training, local information packs, daily transport to and from the winery (Marlborough only), personal protective equipment and vintage meals. Support to source accommodation can also be provided if required.

We have positions available for experienced Cellar Hands, as well as people with a keen interest in the wine industry. All applicants will require sound attention to detail, strong interpersonal and team skills, a self-starting attitude with the energy, motivation, and stamina required to be effective in a dynamic and demanding environment.

If you are a confident, capable and motivated individual who would like to join our passionate team for a truly rewarding vintage experience, please apply. For further information please contact Gemma Wilkinson on

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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