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Vintage 2018 Interns


Company: Waimea Estates Winery
Location: Nelson
Type: Fixed Term
Category: Harvest / Vintage

Crafting award winning cool climate wines since 1997, we produce Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Gris, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Rosé, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Syrah from our premium vineyards. 

We are now recruiting for day and night shift crew for our 2018 vintage, with ranging roles throughout the winery and also a laboratory technician. These roles typically commence mid-late March and run 5-8 weeks until mid-May, depending upon harvest conditions. 

During the peak of harvest, staff will be expected to work a 12-hour shift 6 days per week, and shift work is required. A daily vintage meal will be provided by our fabulous chef. 

Previous winery vintage experience is necessary. You must be a hardworking, forward-thinker who works well as part of a team. A passion for quality wine, pride in your work and understanding the importance of cellar hygiene and organisation is essential, whilst working to tight timelines and pressures and maintaining safe work practices for yourself and your colleagues at all times. You will be part of a small and dedicated team in the winery so a positive attitude and a good sense of humour are essential.  

If you think you have what it takes to join our team then please forward a cover letter detailing your experience and preferred role for the vintage period, along with your CV to Hamish Kempthorne, Head Winemaker via the following link. 


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Date: 13 Sep

To find out more about this company, visit the website: www.waimeaestates.co.nz

Only people eligible to work in this country may apply for this position. Please provide evidence (photocopy) of your work visa or citizenship.


  • For information about working in New Zealand, visit the Immigration Department website: www.immigration.govt.nz
  • For information about New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (for tax purposes and getting tax numbers etc), visit www.ird.govt.nz
  • 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 more information about the Nelson wine region, click here
  • For general information about New Zealand, click here or here for two helpful websites. 

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