Vintage 2020 Positions

Marlborough, Hawke's Bay, Gisborne

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Company: Indevin Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 30 August 2019

Closes: 30 November 2019


Indevin Group is a leading winemaking facility with wineries and vineyards in Marlborough, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay New Zealand. We provide innovative wine solutions for global retailers, offering our vintage team the ideal environment to gain exposure to a variety of winemaking philosophies and techniques.

We’re a 100% New Zealand owned (and proud of it), fast-growing, dynamic company looking to recruit for our 2020 vintage team.

Typically, our Gisborne and Hawkes Bay vintage start in February and run an intensive fruit receival programme for 4-5 weeks through to late March.  We then have less intensive processing phase which continues through to May /August, role dependent.

Our Marlborough vintage generally starts late February/ early March and has an intensive fruit receival programme which last for 4-5 weeks through to late April early May.  We then have a less intensive processing phase which continues through to October, role dependent.  During our intensive fruit receival programme our staff should expect to work 12-hour shifts, over a six-to-seven day week.

Vintage Cellar Hands

Experience in a fast-paced Winery is an advantage, but attitude, motivation and a willingness to learn are just as important. You must be practical and proactive in your approach to work, physically fit and reliable with a “can do - will do” attitude.  

Vintage Laboratory Technicians

Applicants will ideally have a tertiary qualification and chemistry lab experience, although training will be given to successful applicants. The successful applicants will be responsible for grape maturity analysis, sampling and testing ferments, among other analysis consistent with industry best practice in a fast-paced environment.

Successful applicants will need to be physically fit, able to work under pressure to tight deadlines, plus have a passion for wine and the ability to work well within a team.

Vintage Assistant Winemakers

Applicants for this role will need to have a relevant tertiary qualification, and a keen interest in winemaking. Excellent time management and communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work well within a team.

Vintage Forklift Operators

Applicants will require:

  • Previous forklift experience preferred

  • Current OSH & ‘F’ endorsement

  • Attention to detail

The vintage forklift role covers a broad range of operations, ranging from barrel operations and fruit receival, to inward/outward goods and general harvest related tasks.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication we are offering:

  • competitive remuneration package;

  • delicious food cooked daily during vintage by our on-site vintage chef;

  • immigration support and on-going pre-vintage communication;

  • shuttle transport available to and from work during vintage;

  • experience with award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir;

  • opportunity to contribute to a growing successful Marlborough Winery;

All successful applicants will be required to undergo and pass a Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol test in accordance with the Indevin Drug and Alcohol Policy.

We are a family. We’re passionate about what we do. We love wine, sharing our knowledge and making Indevin an inspiring place to work. If you are interested in joining our team, then we want to hear from you.

Please email your CV and indicate the position you are applying for, and location if you have a preference. Apply by sending your application to or by clicking the 'apply' button above.

To find out more about Indevin visit our website

Unique  ·  Pioneering  ·  Pragmatic



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.
  • For information about the Hawkes Bay wine region, click here.
  • For more information about the Gisborne 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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