Vintage Cellar Hand


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Company: Auntsfield

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 11 January 2022

Closes: 11 February 2022


Vintage Cellar Hand

Auntsfield is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery producing quality Single Vineyard and Single Block wines from the Southern Valleys in Marlborough.

You will be directly involved in all aspects of winemaking as part of a 3-5 person winemaking team. Making wine from 300T of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

This exciting opportunity gives you the chance to work hands-on as part of a small experienced team, in a varied harvest position.

This is a fixed-term position. Work will start mid-March and continue for a period of 6 weeks.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Honest, reliable and hardworking.
  • Genuinely interested in a career in the wine industry.
  • Have relevant winery experience.
  • Enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Be physically fit and able to work long hours when required.


  • Forklift certification.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of winery operations. 

What you will get from us

  • An interesting and varied harvest position.
  • Onsite training in all aspects of job.
  • Support and guidance from experienced winemakers.
  • Competitive Hourly Payrate.
  • Daily meal supplied over busy time of vintage (3-4 weeks).

All communication will be treated in confidence.

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 working in New Zealand, visit the Immigration Department website:
  • For information about New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (for tax purposes and getting tax numbers etc), visit
  • For information about the Marlborough wine region, click here.
  • 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.
  • For general information about New Zealand, click here or here for two helpful websites. 

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