Isabel Estate Harvest Team


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Company: Isabel Estate

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 18 October 2023

Closes: 18 December 2023

Isabel Estate is a small vineyard and winery in the heart of the Marlborough wine-growing region. The main varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Our small, dedicated team endeavour to offer unique wines that enhance typical Marlborough characteristics with complexity and finesse.

We require intelligent, self-motivated people with a hands-on approach to join our committed and highly-motivated team.

If you:

  • Have at least 1 vintage experience.
  • Have proficient English and strong communication skills.
  • Are competent at using standard winery equipment, including a forklift.
  • Have a focus on safety.
  • Are passionate about wine.
  • Have a mechanical aptitude and an understanding of wine processing.
  • Are hard-working with a quality focus and an eye for detail.
  • Hold a current drivers licence and are willing to work a variety of shifts, weekends and extended hours when required.

You will be part of a small and dedicated team in a winery environment, so a positive attitude and good sense of humour are essential.

Check our previous vintage crew:

These positions will typically commence in early-March, with peak Harvest shifts typically being 12-hours, 7 days per week. There are options available for earlier start dates for the right people. Processing fruit from Marlborough and Central Otago usually consists of a longer harvest period than most. A hot meal and fresh fruit is provided each shift during the vintage intake period.

We provide free on-site accommodation and many more benifits for our Vintage Cellar Hands during the harvest period.

Hourly rate - $24.00 - $30.00 depending on experience. Minimum 30 hours per week. 

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If you have the above attributes, click the link above to apply.


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.
  • For general information about New Zealand, click here or here for two helpful websites. 

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