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Winery Testimonials

"We've been working with Bibber sourcing talented, motivated, and knowledgeable vintage staff for nearly a decade now.  The young people joining us always lend a great worldly atmosphere to the place during vintage and all the hassles of hosting overseas staff such as visas, banking, and taxes are taken care of for us.  Every year we look forward to our next crop of Bibber recruits."

Alan Varney
Cellar Manager
d'Arenberg Winery


"Dear Sue,
Just a short note to thank you for the help you have provided in sourcing young Industry professionals from around the world for our vintages during the last three years. The staff Bibber has located on our behalf have been of invaluable assistance to King Valley Wines, given its relatively remote location and the small local employment pool.

The service from your staff has been seamless, professional and complete with no loose ends left over to consume valuable time at a later date.

I look forward to working with you next vintage and for many vintages to come."

Kind Regards

Garry Wall
CEO/Chief Winemaker
King Valley Wines


"We at Dorrien Winemaking have been using Bibber to help us find staff, particularly casual Vintage staff since 2006. As an employer, we are keen to find staff from a wide range of cultures that are enthusiastic, committed to the wine industry and eager to learn. Over the years we have seen that our industry is struggling to find skilled and experienced staff which makes it hard particularly during Vintage when all local businesses seem to be employing from the same pool of applicants.
We find that there are many potential employees looking to come to Australia from various countries, bringing with them not only skills and enthusiasm but also insight into practices from other winemaking areas of the world. The balance of Australian workers and employees from overseas has worked very well for us at Dorrien.
The employment of overseas staff can be very time consuming for an employer, dealing with issues such as checking or assisting with visas, insurance, taxation and banking as well as coordinating arrivals etc. This is where Bibber is irreplaceable, they have thought of everything!
Bibber can provide you with all the information you need about prospective employees, you just need to make contact and then make your decision. Bibber will look after everything that is required to get your employees here. When they arrive in Australia, they spend a few days with the Bibber guys doing an introduction to Australia along with all of the other “Bibbers”. Employers are invited to come along and meet the “Bibbers” at a fun night organised during the induction. Once they have been introduced to some of our native wildlife as well as some of our local customs, food and slang then your employees are transported straight to your door.
When vintage is over and your employees leave your winery, Bibber take care of all the little details, such as forwarding mail, doing their tax returns (through a registered tax agent) and helping them claim their superannuation.
For your Australian employees looking to travel overseas to experience Vintage, Bibber will help out also. This is such a fantastic service that we could not do without, great work Bibber. We will certainly continue our relationship with Bibber for many years to come!"

Julie Montgomery
Winemaker / Winery Operations Manager
Dorrien Winemaking
Barossa Valley


"Bibber 2013
Bibber is a great staffing solution for vintage. Like grapes to wine, they go hand in hand.
Since Vintage 2000, I have staffed some of my vintage crew from Bibber to create a mix of international talent and locals that not only solves a staffing solution, but enhances the experience for everyone. I see locals take pride in showing our visitors everything our wine regions have to offer, and in turn, they make friendships that can last forever, which might also help them with their own overseas vintage experience. It is great fun to have young people here from all over the world, especially those who really want to learn and be part of we are trying to do.
I fully endorse Sue and her team help you find an international Bibber for your next vintage

Andrew Keogh
Winery Operations Manager
McLaren Vintners.

"Having been involved with staffing wineries for vintage for over 10 years in WA, NSW & Tasmania, Bibber has become a key part in the recruitment process each year.
I am very keen on having a range of people for the vintage period, especially Europeans, mostly due to their very strong work ethic. I am also always keen to have the same people return over the years and Bibber has been able to help this happen, in particular Sergiy from the Ukraine and Matt from Brittany.
All the hard work is taken away from the employer, bank account, tax file numbers, superannuation, tax refunds - all the normal questions that vintage workers have from overseas.
Although the recruitment process gets harder and harder each year, I will continue to utilise Bibber to help secure our vintage team well into the future.
Thanks so much Sue. Till October.

Rob Merrick
Robert Oatley Vineyards


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