Vintage 23 - Cellar Hands


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Company: Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 26 August 2022

Closes: 26 November 2022

Join us for Vintage 2023! Help us turn our grapes into wine!

Want to experience a hands-on role in the wine industry?

Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand have positions available for Cellar Hands to play an important part in carrying out the physical aspects of making wine during harvest (vintage). This is an excellent opportunity to gain Vintage experience in an industry leading company and meet awesome people along the way!

We are seeking positive, capable, and self-motivated individuals - What’s in it for you?

  • Longest vintage in Marlborough.

  • On-shift yummy Vintage meals provided during 12 hours shift, breakfast and treats.

  • A competitive pay rate.

  • Transport available to/from winery.

  • Accommodation (subject to terms and conditions/availability).

  • Great staff facilities, barista coffee machine for use!

  • One of New Zealand’s largest wineries.

  • Great international team environment!

  • Staff discounts across our product range.

  • Weekly Awards & Recognition.

  • Can cater to couples or groups of friends!

  • We are passionate about making great wine!

Don’t think you can do the job?! You will be surprised; all it takes is the attributes below:

  • A can-do attitude.

  • Plenty of enthusiasm.

  • To be hard working.

  • To demonstrate a safety mindset.

  • Have a good level of strength and fitness (e.g. ability to lift heavy loads).

  • Communication skills in English.

  • The ability to legally work within New Zealand until May/June 2023

  • A team player with a good sense of humor.

Winery experience is not required, but it will be a bonus! - you will be fully trained for the role – the skills you learn will be transferable to other industries!

The harvest period is expected to begin around Feb 2023, with the length dependent on harvest conditions (usually 5-8 weeks). This role is a fixed-term position helping with processing of grapes and wine products and will end once the workload drops.

These role includes shift-work to cover our 24-hour operations. During peak harvest period shifts will be up to 12 hour, six days a week.

Please note our Marlborough winery is smoke free.

To know more about us hit the apply now button.

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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