Vineyard Supervisor (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Domaine Thomson Wines (

  Cromwell, Otago

Domaine Thomson Wines is seeking a new employee to assist in the day-to-day operations in their certified organic 14ha pinot noir vineyard in the Cromwell Basin. This role reports to the Vineyard Manager and is responsible for executing daily vineyard operations including tractor and machinery operations. The successful applicant will ideally have 2-5 years’ experience working in a vineyard with machinery, supervising vineyard workers and be able to demonstrate practical knowledge.

This is a hands-on role and provides an opportunity to develop skills on a full range of current vineyard machinery and organic / bio-dynamic grape growing practices.

Duties will include:

• Day-to-day vineyard maintenance

• Machinery operations including mowing, spraying, cultivation and trimming

• Supervision of casual labour

• Record keeping including spray diaries and timesheets

• Canopy management, pruning and vine training

• Irrigation management; service and maintenance of system

• Harvest roles as required

• Maintaining the vineyard and surrounds including organic / bio-dynamic compost making, preparations and applications.

• OH&S participation

• Operation and maintenance of required equipment


The ideal candidate will have:

• Sound mechanical knowledge

• Ability to work unsupervised

• Flexibility to work extra hours to meet operational and seasonal demands

• A full driver’s license and your own reliable transport.


The position will best suit those with high quality aspirations and the ability to work in a tight team environment. Renumeration will reflect these aspirations and experience.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

In the first instance, please email Kate Barnett on 

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