Vineyard Manager/Winegrower / Wine Custodian (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Hawkesbury Estates Ltd

  Akitu Wines, Mt Barker, Wanaka, Otago

About Us

Akitu Wines is a renowned boutique vineyard established in 2002 by founder Andrew Donaldson. Our 12ha vineyard exclusively grows Pinot noir, with a focus on producing exceptional wines underpinned with strong sustainability principles.

Role Overview

We seek a passionate & seasoned Winegrower/Estate Manager to: oversee all vineyard operations; further the significant progress made in vineyard over the last few years; and be the watch-keeper/custodian of our wines, reporting to the General Manager.

There is also an opportunity to manage the Akitu vineyard jointly with another prominent Central Otago vineyard of a similar size.

Responsibilities include:

  • Estate: vineyard management, equipment maintenance, pest control, irrigation, and minor farm animal care.
  • Wines: primary point of contact for our contract winery, and assist in the execution of the wine production plan, as determined by the Akitu team & its long standing consultants.


Applicants must have New Zealand citizenship/residency or a valid New Zealand work visa. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

How To Apply

If you have the experience and enthusiasm for viticulture and winemaking, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join Akitu Wines and contribute to producing extraordinary quality wine.

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