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Cellar Hands (All Levels) - Hawkes Bay


Company: Villa Maria Estate
Location: Hawkes Bay
Type: Permanent
Category: Vineyard / Winery Combined Roles

Villa Maria Estate Ltd - Hastings - Hawkes Bay

In 2017 Villa Maria was named as one of the 10 most admired wine brands in the world (for the third consecutive year) by Drinks International, the only New Zealand brand in the top 10.

Villa Maria Family of Wineries, which includes Villa Maria, Vidal Estate, Esk Valley, Thornbury, Te Awa, Left Field and Kidnapper Cliffs, are building a new winery located near the Gimblett Gravels. The winery will focus on production of premium wines from white and red grapes harvested in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.

The winery will be a state-of-the-art facility and will include open-top concrete tanks, individual barrel rooms and fruit sorting equipment specially designed for super premium handpicked grapes. The winery will create efficiencies without compromising the historical individuality that characterises these wines. The wines will be guided individually.

The Hawkes Bay winery is looking for:

Permanent Cellar Hands (All Levels)

Reporting to the Cellar Manager, these positions require individuals who can demonstrate expertise in all aspects of winemaking. Duties vary depending on the work area, and include running presses, tank rackings, blending, barrel work, wine additions, loading/receiving tankers, and cleaning. Proficiency is expected on most equipment and SOP’s and requires the ability to prioritise tasks while undertaking several responsibilities simultaneously.

We have a full-time, permanent Cellar Hand position available working with a small team of highly motivated people who are committed to both, the wine industry and pursuit of excellence. The role is highly physical and would suit fit and healthy applicants with an interest in the industry. We require intelligent, self-motivated people with a hands-on approach. Good mechanical aptitude and the ability to multi-task are essential. A strong Health & Safety focus will underlay a primary quality ethic.

Experience in the wine industry and an interest in wine, would be an advantage.

In return we offer a competitive remuneration package and an annual wine allowance. 

If you are looking for a position that offers training, responsibility and job satisfaction and are eligible to work in New Zealand, apply now by using the "apply" button below.


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Date: 28 May

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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