Vintage Cellar Hands


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Company: Yealands Wine Group

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 26 September 2018

Closes: 26 December 2018

Looking to join an award-winning and passionate winemaking team for Vintage 2019? Yealands is currently looking for hard-working Cellar Hands who are as excited about exceptionally produced, sustainable wines as we are.

At only 10 years old, Yealands is a tight-knit team that has quickly become a global leader in sustainable wine production. Inspired to think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done, we now export to over 80 countries.

Focusing on key cool climate varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling, we are looking for awesome people with:

  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Positive and collaborative attitude
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation
  • Can multi-task 
  • Perform well in a high-pressure environment
  • A team player with a good sense of humour (and the ability to put up with ours!)

Previous winery experience is preferred, but if you are not afraid of long hours, hard work and want to join the work-hard-play-hard atmosphere of Yealands vintage 2019, we’d still love to hear from you.

The successful applicants would be expected to start mid-March for a period of 6-8 weeks. During the peak harvest period 12-hour shifts, six days a week is to be expected.

Non-New Zealand citizens will need to be eligible for a New Zealand work visa. As well as a stunning place to work, we’ll also provide:

  • Competitive pay
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the winery
  • A fun, friendly environment

Please include a full CV and 2 references with your application.

All successful applicants will be required to undergo a drug test prior to starting work.

Keen? Get in touch – we can’t wait to have you for vintage 2019!

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

  • For information about working in New Zealand, visit the Immigration Department website:
  • For information about New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (for tax purposes and getting tax numbers etc), visit
  • 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. 

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