Martinborough Vineyard Winery 2023 Harvest Vacancies


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Company: Foley Wines Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 08 September 2022

Closes: 08 December 2022

About Us

Established in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard is an iconic, pioneering producer in Martinborough with a commitment to the perfection of Pinot Noir. The first winery to plant Pinot Noir grapes in the famed region, today it is home to the oldest vines in the district. While we specialise in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay we also produce smaller volumes of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Artisan winemaking techniques, along with dedication to land preservation, and sharing a legacy of wine knowledge with future generations, has earned us a continuous reputation for excellence.

Martinborough Vineyard is part of the Foley Wines - a collection of iconic New Zealand wineries and brands from New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine regions. Each with a unique story of New Zealand wine to tell. Our wineries are linked by a common unrelenting purpose; to make great wine that people love to drink around the world – made by land & hand. 

We are proud custodians of Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Grove Mill, Vavasour and Mt Difficulty wineries, and world-recognised brands such as Roaring Meg, Russian Jack, Dashwood, and Te Tera.

This is where you come into the picture…

We are looking for Vintage Cellar Hands for the 2023 Harvest. These positions will commence early-March, with peak Harvest shifts typically being 12 hours, 6 days per week. Previous winery experience, including a broad range of vintage tasks, including being an experienced forklift operator.

  • Candidates with practical ability, good oral and written communication skills, reliable, a team player, and a keen sense of humour will be highly regarded.
  • We are a small, hardworking, fun team to work with, therefore vintage positions would ideally suit candidates with a passionate interest in wine, who work well under pressure, are able to multi-task, and can carry out their duties in a timely and efficient manner. 

What do we provide?

The unique opportunity to work with one of New Zealand’s most revered wine companies, you will experience Vintage with a great team of winemakers and viticulturists.

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

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  • 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.
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