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Vintage 2018 positions

Company: Indevin Ltd
Location: Marlborough
Type: Fixed Term
Category: Harvest / Vintage

Indevin Ltd is a leading winemaking facility with wineries in Marlborough, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay New Zealand.   We have a broad range of clients which offers our vintage team the ideal environment to gain exposure to a variety of winemaking philosophies and techniques. 

We are currently recruiting for our 2018 vintage team. Typically, our Gisborne and Hawkes Bay vintage runs from February through to late March, and our Marlborough vintage starts in March and finishes in late April/early May.  During the busiest 4-5 weeks of harvest, our staff can expect to work 12 hour shifts over a six to seven day week.

Vintage Cellarhands

Industry experience, practical skills and winemaking knowledge are an advantage. You must be practical and proactive in your approach to work and enthusiastic about the wine industry.

Vintage Laboratory Technicians

Applicants will ideally have a tertiary qualification and chemistry lab experience, although training will be given to successful applicants. The successful applicants will be responsible for grape maturity analysis, sampling and testing for ferments, among other analysis consistent with industry best practice in a fast paced environment.

Successful applicants will need to be physically fit, able to work under pressure to tight deadlines, plus have a passion for wine and the ability to work well within a team. 

Vintage Cellar Supervisors

Applicants will be responsible for directing vintage cellar staff in their daily winery operations. You will need to be practical and proactive in your approach to work and possess proven leadership skills in a winery. Excellent organisational skills, initiative, solid communication skills in the English language and the ability to multi-task are fundamental to this position. An interest in wine is essential. 

Vintage Assistant Winemaker

Applicants for this role will need to have a relevant tertiary qualification, and a keen interest in winemaking. Excellent time management and communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work well within a team. (This position is available in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay only).

Vintage Forklift

Applicants will require:

  • Previous forklift experience preferred
  • Current OSH & ‘F’ endorsement
  • Attention to detail 

The vintage forklift role covers a broad range of operations ranging from barrel operations, fruit receival, inward/outward goods and general harvest related tasks.

Why Indevin?

Our successful candidates will be provided with an: 

Innovative and supportive winery environment to work in;

Networking opportunities and life-long friendships with other members of the team;

Delicious food cooked daily by our on-site vintage chef;

Experience with award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir;

Valuable learning opportunities;

Immigration support and on-going pre-vintage communication;

New Zealand - a great place to work and holiday! 

All successful applicants will be required to under-go and pass a Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol test in accordance with the Indevin Drug and Alcohol policy.

If you fit the above criteria we would love to hear from you. 

To apply, please email us your CV and indicate the position you are applying for and the location, if you have a preference. Applications can be sent to

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Date: 06 Sep

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Only people eligible to work in this country may apply for this position. Please provide evidence (photocopy) 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.
  • For general information about New Zealand, click here or here for two helpful websites. 
  • For information about the Hawkes Bay wine region, click here.
  • For more information about the Gisborne wine region, click here

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