Harvest 2020 Vineyard/Winery Assistant


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Company: Borthwick Vineyard

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 18 November 2019

Closes: 10 December 2019

Borthwick Estate is an established 20Ha vineyard and modern winery facility in the Gladstone region of the Wairarapa. We produce a range of premium single vineyard wines made from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

We have a great opportunity for a motivated, positive individual, who is physically fit and prepared for the flexible and long hours required over harvest time.

The role would be a fixed-term position, from late-January to May, depending on the applicants availability.

It will involve helping in the vineyards with netting, preparation of the winery to receive fruit, helping the winemaker with cellar work, fruit processing, racking, additions, plunging and post-harvest clean up.

The ideal applicant will have a genuine interest in the vineyard and winery, have worked at least 1 harvest and be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Please send applications via the button above, or to Briony Carnachan email: winery@borthwick.co.nz, by 10th December 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: 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.
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