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The people and skills behind Hunter’s.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT HUNTERS AND IN WHAT ROLE?

I have been working at Hunters since July 2011; a friend asked if I wanted 3 days’ work on the bottling line. I stayed on the bottling line for 9 months before the Warehouse Supervisor’s Role become available and I’ve been in that role ever since.

CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN BRIEFLY WHAT THE ROLE OF THE WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR INVOLVES?

My main role as Warehouse Supervisor is overseeing all inwards and outwards goods. This can be as big as an export consignment going to the other side of the world or as small as a case of wine going out to a local restaurant/café. I look after all the bottled wine and packaging we have stored on site and keep check of all our stock stored offsite.

WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN THE WINE INDUSTRY?

Working in Winery happened by complete chance. I had recently returned to Blenheim after living in the Gold Coast for a few years. The bottling line job I started with was meant to be very short term but I liked the working environment and people so I tried my luck at getting whatever work came my way. Fortunately for me the Warehouse Role became vacant so once I learnt my way around a forklift I was offered the position.

WHAT DO YOU PARTICULARLY LIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB AT HUNTERS?

It’s great that no two days are ever the same. I can be unloading a truck one hour then the next be driving out to Picton for a delivery.  The next day might be an organising a container to go to Europe. It’s always changing so keeps it interesting.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOUITE TIME OF YEAR AND WHY?

Once harvest is complete, the pace of the winery goes back to normal and you get time to properly socialise with the harvest interns. Always good getting together at the end of the week for a beer and a yarn.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HUNTERS WINE?

 It would have to be the Offshoot Pinot Noir. Perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a glass by the fireplace in winter, or on the deck in summer next to the BBQ.

 

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