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Cellar Hand

Company: To be advised
Location: Hawkes Bay
Type: Permanent
Category: Winemaking / Lab / Production

Our client is a premium producer of hand-crafted quality wines, with an emphasis on estate grown fruit and small lot production. Given their unique climate and soil type of the Gimblett Gravel Sub Region, there is a focus on Chardonnay and Syrah. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a wide range of grape varieties including Viognier, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. This role will involve working closely with the Winemaker in all aspects of grape processing and production, including but not limited to receiving grapes, destemming/crushing, pressing, racking, yeast inoculations, fermentation monitoring, barrel work and laboratory testing, general cellar work, cellar hygiene, filtration, bottling and labelling.


  • Positive attitude and a keen interest in premium wine production
  • Attention to detail and committment to impeccable standards of cleanliness in all aspects of cellar work
  • Adaptability to changing work conditions
  • Ability to work effectively and consistently in a team environment and autonomously
  • Felxible work schedule and an understanding that long hours may sometimes be required
  • Ability to lift 20kg
  • Valid NZ work permit


  • Tertiary education in a relevant field
  • 2-3 years of cellar experience
  • Excellent forklift skills and/or a valid forklift ticket
  • Strong laboratory skills
  • International experience

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Date: 05 Jun

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  • For information about the Hawkes Bay wine region, click here.

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