Opportunity for Vintage 2022 Cellar Hand


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Company: Invivo & Co

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 08 November 2021

Closes: 08 December 2021

Before you consider applying, due to NZ Covid-19 immigration rules, you will need to answer the questions as follows as part of your application:-
1. What is your country of citizenship?
2. What country do you currently living in? (Please note that this application is open only to people currently living in NZ and are eligible to work in NZ)
3. Do you have the legal right and ability to work in New Zealand? (Yes/No answers only)


Invivo is looking for a Vintage Cellar Hand to work at our Te Kauwhata winery. Invivo & Co is the home of multi award-winning brands, including the Graham Norton range and the outstanding Invivo X SJP Sauvignon. The winery produces Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Gris and Shiraz and is in the town of Te Kauwhata in the northern Waikato. Yes, the Waikato. You'll need to be willing to live here or commute from Hamilton or Auckland. 

We have been growing year-on-year since we started in 2008 and are now in need of some extra help during the upcoming vintage to keep up the good work we've all been doing here.

We are offering a vintage cellar role to work harvest in our busy little winery.

Tasks undertaken include:

  • Tank and equipment cleaning
  • Fermentation and wine additions
  • Juice receivals
  • Transfers and blending using pumps
  • Red wine fermentation pumpovers and punch downs
  • Red wine pressing
  • Barrel work

We'd prefer some winery cellar experience, but will take your circumstances into consideration. Student experience applicants welcome to apply, so long as you understand we are working until late-May this year, in case that interfers with your classes. 

The applicant should be a careful, good problem-solver, practical and pragmatic, have an eye for detail, a taste for good wine, punctual, nimble-minded and hardworking and all the other good things that make a great Cellar Hand.

Excellent verbal and written communication in English are very important. Hopefully you can drive a forklift too. 

Applications are only available to those who are already legally able to work in New Zealand, as Invivo will not assist with visa applications of overseas applicants. Applications from people residing outside of NZ will not be considered. 

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please submit your application, via the "Apply" button above, and we will be in touch.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

  • For more information about the Waikato / Bay of Plenty wine region, click here

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