Vintage Winery Team 2024


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Company: VinLink Marlborough

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 05 September 2023

Closes: 05 December 2023

Vintage Team 2024

  • Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to gain experience in the wine industry?
  • Do you have winery experience and want to further your skillset?
  • Do you have experience but can’t work 12 hours a day 6 days a week over vintage. 

We have many work opportunities for the right candidates to work vintage with us in 2024.

Come and work for VinLink, one of Marlborough’s largest and most modern wineries at 25,000 tonne capacity, located in the Riverlands - a 10-minute drive from Blenheim CBD.  

We are looking for 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 2024, for the right applicant(s).  

We have a great training programme in place, competitive payrates and other attractive incentives, If this sounds like the place for you, then keep reading to see what roles we have available for vintage 2024.

Vintage Area Supervisors and Leading Cellar Hands

About the role:

  • At least four vintages experience (or two in a large-scale winery) or 1 vintage experience in a large Sauvignon Blanc Batch processing facility.
  • Experience operating equipment in at least one of the following areas: grape receival, floatation, RDV/filtration, and fermentation management.
  • Formal qualifications in winemaking or a related field are desired but not required.
  • You will have solid leadership and training skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Previous experience in a vintage supervisory role would be an advantage.
  • Able to work 12-hour days 6 days a week.
  • Will require a minimum of 32 hours a week increasing to 74 during our peak harvest time.
  • Availability to work either on day or night shift.
  • Hourly rate: $28.00 - $32.00 depending on experience on a fixed-term 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 processing
  • Continuous and batch floatation
  • RDV filtration of juice lees
  • General cellar work including additions, transfers, and cleaning.
  • Able to work 12-hour days, 6 days a week.
  • Will require a minimum of 32 hours a week increasing to 72 during our peak harvest time.
  • Availability to work either on day or night shift.
  • No experience necessary, just a positive attitude, as all training is provided.
  • Hourly rate: $24.00 - $28.00 depending on experience on a fixed term contract.

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:


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.
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