Seasonal Work

Vintage applications are now open for 2021

Vintage Work

Constellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to the US, with power brands like Kim Crawford dominating in overseas markets. Here at home and in Australia, our innovation continues to hit store shelves with brands like Crafter’s Union, Round Theory, Selaks Taste Collection and The Peoples Wine. Our people and brands are what set us apart from the competition, to carry out our vision of creating brands worth reaching for.

Each year before harvest, we look for a few stellar people to join us as Cellar Hands, Weighbridge Coordinators, Wine Composition Coordinators and more. If you want to be part of 2021 wine history and contribute to award-winning wines, then these roles are for you.

Join us in beautiful Marlborough or Hawkes Bay wine country and experience how wine is made! You will be part of an epic team who work closely together to produce some powerhouse brands. How amazing will it be to pick up a glass of wine that you helped create? You will learn some valuable skills and who knows, you may even decide a career in winemaking is for you. If that’s the case, you’ll get to meet people that could help make this a reality.

So, what does the work involve?

  • Physical work including machinery operation
  • Approx. 8-12 hour days, 6 days a week (plenty of earning potential)
  • Part of a team all working towards a common goal to produce incredible wine

About You

  • A team player with a can-do attitude
  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • Health and safety conscious
  • Comfortable with shift work

Benefits & Culture

  • Meal allowance
  • Competitive wage plus ability to earn and bank lots of hours
  • Opportunity and exposure to the wine industry
  • Meet and work with the awesome Constellation team – people from all walks of life and expertise right across winemaking

If you want to work with the best winemakers, top-quality grapes, and state-of-the-art plant and equipment, look no further. We are now accepting applications for vintage 2021 across all of our wineries. We ask that you apply for one location as your top choice.

Blenheim, Marlborough

This is the heart of our Sauvignon Blanc operations. You will get the opportunity to work with our winemakers to create our distinctive Kim Crawford wines. Kim Crawford is the No 1 NZ Sauvignon Blanc in the USA and Canada. Blenheim is also home to our small-batch wines and luxury Pinot Noir. Estimated start date for this location is early March 2021.

To apply as a Vintage Cellar Hand at our Blenheim wineries, click here.

Selaks Winery, Hawke's Bay

Our Hawke's Bay operation is unique in the number of wines and styles we produce here. It's the home of Kim Crawford Rose, and a host of other wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay to a splash of Cabernet and Merlot. The season in Hawke's Bay kicks off just before March, about a month earlier than in Marlborough. If you want to learn about a little of everything having to do with wine styles and varietals, this is the place for you. Cellar work here involves all aspects of winemaking, from barrel work and flotation to a variety of red cap management techniques. Estimated start date for this location is mid-February 2021.

To apply as a Vintage Cellar Hand at our Selaks Winery, click here.

For further questions and information please contact nzharvest@cbrands.com.