Vintage Assistant Winemakers - 15 Valley, Marlborough

Job Description


Founded in 2003, Indevin is New Zealand’s leading producer of high-quality wine. Our grapes come from over 3,000 hectares of planted vineyards and blended in our wineries across three of the great New Zealand wine regions - Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay, and Gisborne - giving us a scale and consistency of supply unmatched in New Zealand wine.

We’re all about authenticity and transparency so rather than bombard you with corporate jargon– here’s the real Indevin:

  • We’re a good ol’ Kiwi company who is proud to be a wine industry leader and we have years of hard work to thank for it.
  • Our business is proudly spearheaded by the Villa Maria Brand.
  • We take our work, but not ourselves, too seriously.
  • We work with people from all over the world because our diversity makes us stronger.
  • We’re very passionate about what we do.
  • We love wine, sharing our knowledge and making Indevin an inspiring place to work.


As we gear up for Vintage 2024, we’re on the hunt for multiple Vintage Assistant Winemakers to join our vintage team at our 15 Valley Winery in Marlborough!

As a Vintage Assistant Winemaker you will:

  • Assist our winemaking team in all stages of our harvest winemaking production.
  • Support winery operations across day or night shifts.
  • Comply with the relevant legislation, policies and standards on Health and Safety at work, environment, quality and Food Safety (HACCP).
  • Collaborate with operational teams to execute winery production plans that achieve against Winery Harvest KPI’s.
  • Contribute to the stylistic direction of the wines with involvement in blending decisions and tasting trials.
  • Participate in blend, fining and ferment tasting as required.
  • Be actively involved in juice and ferment monitoring.
  • Assist with cross-functional communication with our Winemaking, Lab, and Cellar teams to ensure our quality standards are achieved.
  • Operate and lead others with a safety-first focus in all tasks and undertakings.
  • You’ll need to be available to work shifts of up to 12 hours, 6 days a week at vintage peak, for the early starters, your reward will be the amazing views and sunrises from the top of the tanks.


As a Vintage Assistant Winemaker, you will:

  • Have at least two vintage experiences.
  • Have winery specific experience.
  • Ideally will have a winemaking qualification.
  • Have a strong systems focus, working with our Winemakers and daily planner to assist in developing and updating cellar operations.
  • Be available to commit to the timeframe.
  • Be a sound problem solver with the ability to do so under pressure.
  • Be physically fit, reliable and a team player.
  • Have safety at the forefront, living our Safety by Choice, not by Chance value.

Typically, our Vintage Assistant Winemakers will work from February to April in Marlborough. Because of the nature of our business, our vintage dates might change slightly, but we will always keep you up-to-date with the latest information as we get it.

What else to expect?

  • We offer $30-35 per hour, offers are based on experience.
  • Along with a great hourly rate, we have a number of additional benefits to add to your package!
  • You’ll need to be available to work shifts of up to 12 hours, 6 days per week, at vintage peak
  • You need to be prepared (if required) to undertake a pre-employment medical examination and drug and alcohol test.

If you’re up for a working adventure with one of New Zealand’s best-loved wineries, get in touch today!

Vintage Assistant Winemakers - 15 Valley, Marlborough

Villa Maria Estate

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$30.00 - $35.00 per hour