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Senior Vineyard Operator (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Cloudy Bay Vineyards

  Blenheim, Marlborough

Estates & Wines, the Moët Hennessy wine division, is a unique collection of prestigious wineries spread across 5 continents. Our vineyards are located on exceptional sites and are among the best terroirs of their appellation and each of our wineries have broken new ground - by pioneering new or forgotten regions; or through innovative & distinctive winemaking techniques.

Cloudy Bay Vineyards not only captures the essence of Marlborough but also embodies New Zealand's luxury to the world. The luxury of space and time, of intimate moments and nature’s rarest qualities. At Cloudy Bay, we are passionate about creating wines which express our regional and national character, through the Cloudy Bay lens.

We’re looking for a Senior Vineyard Operator to join the team at Cloudy Bay Vineyards. This opportunity will allow you to be part of a sophisticated brand and work outdoors in a friendly work environment. As part of the team, you’ll develop your skills further with good training and task diversity and uphold our culture of quality and safety. As a Senior Vineyard Operator, you’ll have a key role : you’ll work closely with the Vineyards Manager and the Plant and Equipment Manager, and will share responsibility for oversight and implementation of day-to-day vineyard operations.

The key tasks of this role include:

  • Assisting with and implementing work programs
  • Detailed viticulture operations
  • Staff and contractor supervision
  • Quality control
  • Health and safety policies and procedures

In order to succeed in this position, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualified (or similar) to certificate level in horticulture / agriculture / viticulture is desirable
  • Minimum 5+ years vineyard operational experience with supervision
  • Experience in vineyard or other operational agricultural enterprise desirable
  • Flexibility to adapt to differing work environments and vineyard sites
  • Attention to detail and passion for vineyard work
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as autonomously.
  • Growsafe, Approved Handler Certification
  • Class 1 valid Driver’s License

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