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Vintage Cellar Hands - Grove Mill Winery

Company: Foley Family Wines
Location: Marlborough
Type: Fixed Term
Category: Harvest / Vintage

In New Zealand, Foley Family Wines Ltd operates as a publicly listed company and is home to several of New Zealand's top wine brands including Vavasour, Grove Mill, Te Kairanga, and Martinborough Vineyards.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions for our Grove Mill Winery: 

  • Vintage Cellar Hands    
  • Vintage Lab Technician                                   

Grove Mill is a medium-sized winery, crushing approximately 3,000 tonnes and located in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley.

We are producers of premium, cool climate style wines including, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris.

Previous winery experience, and/or wine qualifications would be an advantage, as would a current Forklift licence, but is not essential.

Candidates with practical ability, good oral and written communication skills, a team player mentality, and a keen sense of humour will be highly regarded.

These positions will typically commence in mid-March, with peak Harvest shifts typically being 12 hours, 7 days per week. A hot meal is provided with each shift during the vintage intake period.

We have a small, extremely capable permanent cellar crew, vintage positions would therefore ideally suit candidates with a passionate interest in wine, who work well under pressure, are able to multi-task, and can carry out their duties in a timely and efficient manner.

We can give some support with Visa Applications and help with sourcing accommodation.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work with one of New Zealand’s leading wine companies.

Please send your application with a copy of your CV to:           

Please state which role you would like to apply for.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or the ability to obtain a valid NZ work permit. The Company has a Drug and Alcohol Policy and employment will be subject to the successful completion of a Pre-Employment Drug Test.

Applications close on 20 October 2017.


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Date: 27 Sep

To find out more about this company, visit the website: WWW.FFW.CO.NZ

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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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