Harvest Cellar Hands - Matahiwi Estate

Wairarapa

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Company: Matahiwi Estate

Type:Casual

Uploaded: 06 September 2019

Closes: 09 October 2019

Matahiwi Estate

Harvest Positions

About Us

Matahiwi Estate produces premium wines in the Northern Wairarapa, specializing in cool climate varietals, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Syrah. 

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Harvest Cellar Hands 

We are looking for fun, enthusiastic people to join our 2020 Harvest team. These positions will commence early-March, with 12-hour shifts, 6 days per week through the peak of fruit receival and fermentation. 

Previous winery experience and/or wine qualifications would be advantageous, but not essential as full training and support will be provided. Passion is key!

Applicants with strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and an eagerness to learn, will suit these positions. Harvest is a busy time, the ability to work under pressure, multi-task and work efficiently, are skills we highly value. 

These positions are unique in that we offer diversity in the role, giving you varied day-to-day tasks and allowing you to experience all facets of harvest winemaking. We typically harvest 1000 tonnes, with fruit sources from Martinborough, Hawkes Bay and Kapiti Coast. 

If you're passionate about wine, love making it and want to have fun doing so, please get in touch. 

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: www.immigration.govt.nz
  • For information about New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (for tax purposes and getting tax numbers etc), visit www.ird.govt.nz
  • For more information about the Martinborough/Wairarapa 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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