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Vintage Cellar Hands - Hawkes Bay

Constellation Brands New Zealand Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Job Description

These roles are in our wineries in New Zealand where are award-winning wines are produced. We operate three wineries each of which offer a different experience. Selaks Winery, near Hastings in Hawkes Bay is home to our growing Merlot Rose programme and award-winning Chardonnay. This North Island site offers the largest range of wines and styles of our three wineries in both varietals and styles. From sparkling to low-alcohol wines and barrel management, this site will have a great variety of tasks. Estimated start date for vintage at this location is early to mid-February 2021.

Key Responsibilities
• Following all safety procedures, ensuring proper PPE, incident reporting, etc
• Harvest operations, including supervising, crushing and pressing
• Assist with the cellar operations around blending, fining, clarification, preparation and despatch

About You
• Speak and understand a basic level of English
• Ability to meet NZ work visa requirements
• A good level of fitness to work up to 12 hour shifts up to 6 days per week
• Prior vintage experience OR an exceptional can-do work ethic
• A passion for wine and all things ‘grape’
• Enjoy being part of an international team
• Able to pass a pre-employment drug test, including marijuana
• A degree in viticulture or winemaking would be an advantage.

Benefits and Culture
We offer a team environment in a great part of the world, and first-class training on arrival. We offer competitive pay, a meal per 12 hour shift, safety clothing and a great experience

Constellation Brands is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We value and encourage participation of all applicants regardless of their background.

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Constellation Brands New Zealand

Member since: August 2020

Constellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to the US, with our brands such as Kim Crawford driving category growth across the Pacific. Here at home and in Australia, our innovation continues to hit store shelves with Crafters Union, Selaks Taste Collection and more. Our people and brands are what set us apart from the competition, to carry out our vision of creating brands worth reaching for.

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