Vintage Cellar Hands


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Company: Saint Clair Family Estate Wines Marlborough

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 06 August 2019

Closes: 06 September 2019

Saint Clair Family Estate is proud to be a family-owned winery located in the heart of Marlborough.

Our quality wines are internationally-recognised and it’s a real team effort to help produce and distribute these wines throughout the world.

We are looking for experienced vintage Cellar Hands/Lab Assistants to help us with the 2020 harvest. The job will be at our winery in Marlborough, starting late-February/early-March 2020. The role will be varied and may involve all aspects of winery production including receiving fruit, press operation, filtration, cleaning/sanitisation, inoculation, racking, additions, plunging, barrel work, forklift driving, and laboratory analysis. Candidates must be flexible to work varying shifts during harvest and at its peak period, 12-hour shifts, 6 days per week, will be required. Whilst on 12-hour shifts, a meal will be provided.

The successful applicants will have at least two vintages of winery experience and preferably be able to operate a forklift. All successful applicants will be offered an in-house induction and training for their roles, consider health and safety first and be open to learning our processes and procedures. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about being part of our team, and will work hard as well as have fun.

Applicants must have a NZ working visa or be eligible to apply for a relevant visa, they must also be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

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Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence 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.
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