Bale joined Wineworks as a Depal Operator.

Travelling the world was on the list of things to do for Bale – with original plans to be an air hostess in order to make it happen! After making the journey from her home in Fiji she ended up with us, and everything’s ‘just been great since then!’.

After a stint as a cellar hand at Sacred Hill Winery, and working on the TV show ‘Treasure Island’ with kiwi celebs Nicky Watson, Matthew Ridge and Lana Cocroft. Bale’s first role at WineWorks was at our Hawke’s Bay plant, before transferring to our Marlborough plant in 2010 where she progressed through roles from Depal Operator to Filler Operator and now is the Fill Room Supervisor. In her spare time Bale can be found at the beach catching paua off the rocks, or perhaps even sipping her favourite tipple of kava!!

Bale says that her admiration for her workplace is down to the friendly working environment and knowing that she has a job with long term security where she’s acknowledged by her seniors for her hard work and even big boss Tim goes as far to say that her thoughtful nature is an asset to everyone around her.


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We enjoy a great relationship, and whilst it sounds a little trite, the quality of people – not only ability, but in genuine integrity is something we value immensely.

Michael Wentworth, Yealands Estate: