Vineyard/Vintage Positions 2021/2022

Central Otago

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Company: Prophets Rock Wine Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 06 July 2021

Closes: 31 July 2021

Prophet’s Rock is a small, estate-based winery located in Central Otago producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Vin de Paille. At Prophet’s Rock we aim to make wine with a low intervention approach, featuring wild fermentations, low extraction and extended élevage. We believe our wines should represent the vineyards they’re produced from, with a focus on quality and vineyard practices being paramount. 

We are looking for people with the relevant experience and a passion for making great wine, to join us for the 2021/2022 growing season, leading to and including the 2022 vintage. The role is varied, and the ability to be flexible is important, vintage staff will get a well-rounded experience with some time in the vineyard, lab and cellar. 

Preferably, the candidates will be able to start early November and work through the growing season in the vineyard, then move through to the winery at harvest. The role would typically finish in mid-May 2022. This is a great opportunity to follow the fruit all the way from the vine to the winery.

Candidates should possess a focus on quality and attention to detail. Forklift and/or laboratory experience would be an advantage.

Please only apply if you are currently in New Zealand, and hold a valid work visa through until May 2022, or are a NZ Citizen or permanent resident returning by November.

The New Zealand border is currently closed to non-New Zealand residents. If the situation changes in the future we may be able to accept international applicants, but this is unlikely for some time.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2021.


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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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