Vintage Cellar Hands Wanted


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Company: The Hunting Lodge

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 30 January 2024

Closes: 29 February 2024

Join our Harvest Team... Vintage Cellar Hands Wanted 

(Fixed-Term Contract)

Looking for a vintage but don't like isolation? Stay in the best city and join us for a harvest season at The Hunting Lodge!

Brix & Co Limited is a large-scale beverage business located at The Hunting Lodge grounds in Waimauku, Auckland. We have an experienced and passionate team with capabilities spanning winemaking and other beverage production, laboratory services, packaging and warehousing.

We're looking for Cellar Hands to cover the busy 2024 vintage period in this winery.

Reporting to the Production Winemaker & Cellar Manager, this is a fast-paced and exciting role within the cellar team, primarily wine-focused for the harvest period.

We are a boutique winery, dabbling in some very exciting varietal blends. We have a vast array of award-winning accolades, most recently a Gold on our 2022 Homeblock Albarino at the NZ International wine show, and others including receiving Gold 96 points and NZ's highest scoring Sauv Blanc from our HomeBlock 2020 Waikoukou Sauvignon Blanc in the Decanter Awards.

You'll need to:

  • Be energetic, physically-fit and willing to continuously improve
  • Have the ability to work autonomously and competently in a busy team environment
  • Possess strong communication skills, attention to detail and a sense of humour
  • Have a passion for wine, quality and health and safety standards
  • Be willing to work on a rostered basis, which includes shift work and 6-day weeks
  • Have a good understanding of English (both verbal and written)
  • Assist in handpicking grapes on our homeblock during harvest
  • You MUST HAVE the ability to legally work within New Zealand until the end of May 2024 - please provide a copy of your work visa or citizenship with your application

Previous experience in cellar operations and/or a wine harvest would be an advantage.

To register your interest in the role, please submit your CV by clicking 'Apply Now'.

Applicants must have the right to work in NZ until at least the end of May 2024. Please provide evidence of your Work Visa or Citizenship with your application.  |  |

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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