Vintage Cellar Hands


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Company: Waimea Estates

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 04 October 2019

Closes: 04 November 2019

Waimea Estates is located on the Waimea Plains and produces premium Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a range of aromatics including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris and Albariño from our vineyards. Also in the Nelson region, our Gravity Winery located on the Moutere Hills is a gravity-fed facility with a focus on producing premium Pinot Noir, with fruit from both our own local vineyards and our Central Otago wine company Bannock Brae.

Waimea Estates is part of Booster Wine Group which is a collection of NZ wineries including Awatere River Wine Company, Bannock Brae and Sileni Wines. Booster, through its Booster Tahi investment arm, is making significant investments in New Zealand’s agricultural business including avocados, kiwi fruit, and through investments in the wine industry. It is here at Waimea Estates, where a dynamic, reliable team player is required to join our Nelson-based winery as a Cellar Hand.

We are now recruiting for our 2020 vintage crew and are looking for skilled Press Operators, Cellar Hands and a Laboratory Technician.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Previous winery vintage experience
  • Can-do attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Appetite for hard work

We can offer you variety, exposure to numerous aspects of the winemaking process, and the opportunity to be part of a close-knit, friendly team who are dedicated to producing quality wines.

The vintage will commence mid-late March and run for 6-8 weeks, depending on harvest conditions. During the peak of harvest, staff will be required to work a 12-hour shift on either a day or night team, for 6-7 days per week. A daily vintage meal will be provided over this peak harvest period.

If this sounds like you please forward a CV, contact details for 2 referees, and a covering letter outlining your main areas of experience, to Shona Kelly via the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Overseas applicants must be able to obtain a Working Holiday Visa allowing them to work legally in New Zealand.


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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