Cellar Hands - Experienced - Vintage 2023


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Company: Cloudy Bay Vineyards

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 02 September 2022

Closes: 02 October 2022

The Cloudy Bay story is one of adventure. After a single sip in 1983, David Hohnen was captivated by Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. In 1985 David and winemaker Kevin Judd launched Cloudy Bay with a vision for making New Zealand wines of uncompromising quality. It’s been that way ever since.


Around Early February 2023, we will begin our harvest season in Marlborough and have a number of positions available for experienced and passionate Cellar Hands.  We offer an engaging season with a comprehensive induction and applied technical training in a modern winemaking environment.  You will gain comprehensive world-standard esperience and widen your network of winemaking friends.

The Cellar Hand Role

You will use your outstanding work ethic to perform diverse responsibilities across:

  • Grape receival, processing and pressing;
  • Racking and tank transfers;
  • Filtration;
  • Red and white fermentation management;
  • Barrel management.

Your hours will be a minimum of 30 hours per week. During the harvest period, you may work shifts up to 12 hours in length, up to 6/7 days per week

In order for your application to be considered, you must have:

  • Previous vintage season experience as a Cellar Hand (2+ past vintages) performing grape receiving, racking, transfer and barrel work;
  • The ability to lawfully work in New Zealand or obtain the right to lawfully work in New Zealand;
  • Solid English language skills;
  • Refined & efficient work style and enthusiastic attitude;
  • Resilience and a good sense of humor;
  • Previous forklift, confined space and health & safety training is desireable.

You will receive between $27-28 per hour, staff discount at our cellar door, regular breaks, training and a catered meal for shifts of more than 10 hours.

If you are interested to apply, please visit:  Cloudy Bay Vineyards | Jobs by Workable

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 Marlborough wine region, click here.

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