Vintage Cellar Hands & Laboratory Technicians


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Company: Delegat Limited

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 19 September 2023

Closes: 19 December 2023


Delegat has earned a reputation as one of New Zealand's leading winemakers achieving global success with our 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 Marlborough winery is a large and modern facility with a 40,000-tonne capacity and focuses primarily on Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir varieties which are all harvested locally.

The opportunity

We are seeking dynamic and motivated people to join our team for a truly rewarding vintage experience.

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

Our Vintage Laboratory Technicians work in a fast-paced environment and are responsible for the accurate analysis and quality testing of our world class wines, consistent with industry best practices.

Employment would commence February 2024 through to May/June 2024. Peak harvest operations will involve 12 hours per day, six days per week. We also guarantee a minimum of 30 hours a week before and after the harvest period. Pay rates will range from $25 - $30 an hour dependent on relevant industry experience.

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 cellar hand/lab experience or are interested to gain experience in the wine industry.

Our offer

We support our vintage team by providing competitive pay rates, thorough in-house training, local information packs, daily transport to and from the winery, personal protective equipment, and vintage meals. Support to source accommodation can also be provided if required.

How to apply

If this sounds like you then please apply via our careers website

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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  • 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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