Winery Vintage Crew 2023

Marlborough

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Company: VinLink

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 04 October 2022

Closes: 04 January 2023

Vintage Crew 2023

Looking for an exciting opportunity to gain experience in the wine industry? And keen to learn in a fun and supportive team environment?

Come and work for VinLink, one of Marlborough’s largest and most modern wineries located in the Riverlands, a 10-minute drive from Blenheim CBD. We have a great training programme in place, competitive payrates and other attractive incentives, including a vintage completion bonus, a welcome pack to get you through vintage, and all required workwear supplied. If this sounds like the place for you, then keep reading to see what roles we have available for vintage 2023.

Vintage Area Supervisors and Leading Cellar Hands

About the role:

  • You will have solid leadership and training skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience operating equipment in at least one of the following areas: grape receival, floatation, RDV/filtration, and fermentation management
  • At least four vintages experience (or two in a large-scale winery) or 1 vintage experience in a large Sauvignon Blanc Batch processing facility
  • Formal qualifications in winemaking or a related field are desired, but not required
  • Previous experience in a vintage supervisory role would be an advantage
  • Able to work 12-hour days 6 days a week, with a minimum of 32 hours a week increasing to 72 during our peak harvest time, either on day or night shifts
  • Hourly rate: $28.00 - $30.00 depending on experience
  • End of vintage bonus paid upon completion of the contract

Vintage Cellar Hands

About the role:

  • You will have great verbal communication and a practical roll-up your sleeves attitude
  • Enjoy working both independently and as part of a close team
  • Work well within a team in one of the following areas and able to operate winery machinery:
  • Grape receival and processing
  • Continuous and batch flotation
  • RDV filtration of juice lees
  • General cellar work including additions, transfers, and cleaning 
  • Able to work 12-hour days 6 days a week, with a minimum of 32 hours a week increasing to 72 during our peak harvest time, either on day or night shifts
  • No experience necessary, just a positive attitude, as all training is provided
  • Hourly rate: $24.00 - $28.00 depending on experience
  • End of vintage bonus paid upon completion of the contract

We are looking for all applicants who have a strong safety focus, have a reasonable level of physical fitness and are available to work from late-February/early-March until the end of the grape intake (typically 6 to 8 weeks). There is the potential to work beyond Vintage, up to the end of June 2023, for the right applicant(s).  A passion for wine would be highly regarded.

What do we need from you

Your CV and a cover letter telling us about you and why you would like to join the team for Vintage, and which position you are applying for: job@vinlink.co.nz

 

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: www.immigration.govt.nz
  • For information about New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (for tax purposes and getting tax numbers etc), visit www.ird.govt.nz
  • 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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