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Operations Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Constellation Brands New Zealand (

  Blenheim, Marlborough


About Us
Constellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to the US, with power brands like Kim Crawford dominating in overseas markets. Here at home and in Australia, our innovation continues to hit store shelves with Crafters Union, Selaks Taste Collection and The Peoples Wine. Our people and brands are what set us apart from the competition, to carry out our vision of creating brands worth reaching for.

About the Role
Reporting to the Site Winemaker this role will assist in the execution of the day to day winemaking and dispatch schedule by reviewing the bottling programme, bulk dispatch schedule and contract winemaker schedules, while also supporting in the development of a plan to execute winemaking activities as set by the Site Winemaker. In addition to this, key responsibilities will also include;

  • Creating and documenting wine specifications in consultation with the Site Winemaker
  • Maintenance of accurate records and registers in the winery
  • Assisting the Site Winemaker to participate in audits when required for compliance of company records
  • Ensuring a continuous improvement mindset is embedded in all our winemaking activities
  • Providing strong leadership and training to Assistant Winemakers, Cellar and Laboratory staff

About You

  • Relevant tertiary winemaking qualification or related Food Science degree / diploma
  • A minimum of 5 years winemaking and cellar work experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a Senior Assistant Winemaker role
  • Experience in day to day winery management
  • Good computer skills
  • Well developed people and leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team player, proactive, keen problem solver with a high quality focus
  • Hungry for growth and development as plenty of opportunities to participate in complex Winemaking projects “window roles” (rotating opportunities).

Benefits & Culture
Our benefits include a wine allowance, wellness programme, bonus scheme, Safe Ride Home Programme and more. This is your opportunity to join an agile and dynamic business with innovative brands and a great team culture. Our Winemaking team work closely with our Production and Viticulture teams to ensure the best quality product for our customers. We value people first and work hard as a team to develop a fun and inclusive culture where everyone has the ability to contribute to the company’s success.

Constellation Brands is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We value and encourage participation of all applicants regardless of their background.

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