Vintage Cellar Hand, Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay

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Company: Delegat Limited

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 05 September 2023

Closes: 05 December 2023


Delegat has earned a reputation as one of New Zealand's leading winemakers achieving global success with its Oyster Bay brand. We focus exclusively on making the world's most sought-after Super-Premium wines and have invested in modern technology and facilities. Delegat Hawke's Bay winery is a modern facility with a 10,000-tonne capacity and focuses primarily on the Merlot, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay varieties which are all harvested locally.

The opportunity

We are seeking dynamic and motivated people to join our team for vintage 2024.

Our Vintage Cellar Hands are involved in various winemaking and cellar operations from grape receival through to fermentation management, clarification, and cooperage operations.

Employment would commence early-February 2024 through to late-April 2024. Peak work patterns will consist of 12 hours per day, six to seven days per week, with regular days off provided.

About you:

  • You thrive in a team environment 
  • You have strong attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
  • You have a self-starting attitude with the energy, motivation, and stamina required to be effective in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • You have previous cellar hand experience or are interested in gaining experience in the wine industry.

Our Offer:

  • Competitive pay rates 
  • Accommodation allowance and transport to and from the winery 
  • Vintage meals
  • Thorough in-house training and uniform provided

If you want to join our passionate winemaking team for a truly rewarding vintage experience, please apply.

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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