Saint Clair Careers
We are looking for experienced and passionate people to join our team for the 2022 vintage!
Saint Clair is proud to be a family-owned winery located in the heart of Marlborough. Our quality wines are internationally-recognised, and it is a real team effort to produce and distribute these wines throughout the world.
These roles are based at our winery in Marlborough, starting late-February/early-March and working through until the conclusion of harvest, typically late-April. There may be an opportunity for some further vineyard work after this period.
Applicants must have the flexibility to work shift hours, including 12-hour days, 6 days per week during the peak harvest period. Meals will be provided whilst working 12-hour shifts.
Experienced Cellar HandsOur ideal candidate will have at least 2 vintages of cellar experience (or 1 vintage at Saint Clair). They will be a motivated team player with a strong work ethic and a solid understanding of all cellar operations. A relevant tertiary qualification would also be an advantage. The role will be varied and may involve carrying out all types of winery work including: Cleaning and sanitation Grape receival, processing and pressing Management of red and white fermentations Filtration Barrel management Finished wine production Candidates who express an interest in supervising and display strong communication and leadership skills, may have the opportunity to assist with training and overseeing a small cellar team.
Experienced Lab TechniciansThis role will involve conducting routine analysis on juice and wine samples, as well as data entry using Vintrace and Excel. Candidates will need to possess strong computer literacy skills, attention to detail and an ability to multi-task. Preference will be shown to those with prior laboratory experience and/or a qualification in wine science.
Entry Level Cellar HandsWhile some industry experience is preferred, we will consider applicants that demonstrate a keen interest and willingness to learn. We are looking for people with sound English language skills, both verbal and written, as well as a good level of physical fitness. Previous forklift experience and confined space training would be an advantage; however, all successful applicants will receive full in-house training for their role.
We at Saint Clair are a diverse and interactive cellar and winemaking team with a wealth of knowledge that we enjoy sharing. Our vineyards span the Marlborough and Hawkes Bay wine regions offering over 14 varietals to gain experience from. Great food, wine and social activities are just as important as our work ethic in the winery. Ask anyone that has worked for us, they'll tell you! So, if this sounds like you, come along and join us for the ride!