Permanent Cellar Hand/Vintage Supervisor

Central Otago

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Company: Amisfield


Uploaded: 22 December 2021

Closes: 22 January 2022

Located 10 minutes from Cromwell and set against the backdrop of the majestic Pisa mountain range, Amisfield is the largest single estate vineyard in Central Otago.

We recently completed the 5 year process of converting all of our vines to organic viticulture and were named as Organic Vineyard of the Year 2020 as part of that process. Our simple philosophy is to nurture nature at every step and our hands-off approach means that our process takes time, with our wines yielding exceptional purity, intensity and vibrancy.

Our wines speak for themselves, with recent achievements including:

Bob Campbell MW

  • Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 - 5 stars, 96 points
  • Amisfield Fume Blanc 2019 - 95 pts
  • Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - 95 pts
  • Amisfield Pinot Noir 2019 - 95 pts
  • Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 - 95 pts

 Cameron Douglas MS

  • Amisfield Pinot Noir 2019 - 95 pts
  • Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 - 94 pts

Wine Spectator USA

  • Pinot Noir Central Otago Breakneck Reserve 2018 - 94 pts
  • Pinot Noir Central Otago 2018 - 93 pts
  • Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago 2020 - 93 pts

Working as part of our permanent team, you will assist with the day-to-day winery cellar operations year round and take on Supervisory duties each year during our vintage period, to help ensure that winemaking runs smoothly and efficiently. This will involve supervising, training and mentoring our vintage crew ensuring they are completing the work set for them, and that they are doing so in a way that ensures their health, safety and wellbeing. We have a fun, positive, caring and collaborative team culture and looking for someone who thrives and shows leadership in such an environment.

In order to do this, you will ideally have experience of atleast 3 previous vintages within reputable wineries, preferably working with Pinot Noir and aromatic whites, as we will be looking for you to contribute to wine assessment through wine blending and addition tastings.

What you get

A great team to work with in a beautiful work environment, good pay, yummy lunches, great benefits, exposure to a number of aspects of the winemaking process and opportunities to improve your wine knowledge!

Outside of vintage the work will be 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. When we are in vintage, you can expect to work 6 days per week, with no split shifts.

If you are keen to work with one of the best and enjoy the stunning lifestyle offered in Central Otago, then don't miss the opportunity to join our team. Apply now!

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

  • For information about the Central Otago wine Region, click here.

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