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Current vacancies at Whitehaven Wine Company:

Listed August 2021:

Vintage at Whitehaven, 2022!  Email to apply or for more details:

We are now accepting applications from dynamic and driven individuals wanting to join our small and passionate winemaking team for vintage 2022.

About us:

Whitehaven Wine Company is a leading New Zealand family-owned wine company producing an award-winning collection of 100% Marlborough wines with an uncompromising focus on quality. Our broad portfolio of wines is sustainably produced from our own accredited sustainable winery where we are committed to improving all aspects of our social and environmental integrity. 

Be a part of the team for Vintage 2022:

Located in the scenic heart of Marlborough’s golden mile of winemaking and with a brand new winery receival and press area ready for next year, we are now accepting applications from dynamic and driven individuals wanting to join our small and passionate winemaking team for vintage 2022. At Whitehaven we believe our wines can only be as good as the people making them and pride ourselves on providing a fantastic working and learning environment for all involved!

About Harvest:

Harvest starts early-March and runs for 7 weeks, with around 3 weeks of shift work operating 12-hours a day, 6 days per week. While our standard contract lengths are 7 weeks, we have a limited number of contracts available up to 13 weeks duration and alternatively, can also cater for those interested in contracts shorter than 7 weeks.

All positions advertised are full-time, fixed term.

Assistant Winemakers

Enterprising, hands-on Assistant Winemakers, with previous vintage experience and a winemaking qualification, we are looking for you! Passion for premium wines, a cooperative attitude, high attention to detail and a willingness to adapt to various tasks in the workplace, is essential. Excellent communication and team leadership skills are also required and preference will be shown to those with prior Vintrace and data entry experience. You will have your own transport and be able to work flexible hours and weekends.

Area Supervisors

Team leaders capable of managing a small crew of up to 6 staff in either the press area or white cellar, we are looking for you! Having a proven track record supervising a team in a medium-to-large winery, excellent leadership/communication skills and a strong H&S focus will help you to land these roles.

Cellar Hands

Enthusiastic individuals with one season vintage experience or those with no experience, but a keen interest in the wine industry, we are looking for you! 

Ideally you will have:

  • A team player attitude with a great sense of humour!
  • At least one prior vintage experience or an interest in the wine industry
  • Sound communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A good level of fitness
  • A strong safety focus
  • The ability to lawfully work in New Zealand or obtain the right to lawfully work in New Zealand

Due to the current closure of the New Zealand border, we are only accepting applications from New Zealand residents or international applicants who are currently in New Zealand.

Please indicate in your cover letter which position you are applying for and send your application, including cover letter and current CV with at least two referees, via the button above or email to the address below: