Vintage Cellar Hand


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Company: Forrest Wines Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 07 October 2020

Closes: 07 November 2020

Forrest Wines is a family-owned and operated winery in the heart of the Marlborough wine growing region with generations of experience in premium winemaking. More recently pushing the boundaries with alternative varieties and exceptional lighter wine production. They have an enviable reputation for their innovative and dynamic response to the ever-changing global wine scene.

The winery works with many different grape varieties from their Marlborough vineyards and process smaller volumes of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from their Central Otago and Waitaki Valley vineyards.

Forrest are seeking a Cellar Hand to work the 2021 vintage, in our winery based in Renwick. Roles and shifts will vary depending upon experience. Beginning late February for 6-8 weeks.

Job requirements

We require candidates who have a minimum of 2 years experience, ideally at a smaller-sized family winery and hold current driver and forklift licenses. A relevant qualification would be an advantage but not essential, good English both verbal and written is required.

You will also need to be reliable and flexible, as hours during vintage will vary. 

As well as having a passion for making great wine, you will need to be hardworking, have the ability to follow instruction and work un-supervised at times. Most importantly you will bring an enthuisastic attitude, a fun-loving personality and be respectful of a small team environment. 

Please apply in writing to with a resume and covering letter. 

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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