Assistant Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Booster Wine Group

  Marlborough, Marlborough

Booster, through it’s Booster Tahi investment arm, is making significant investments in New Zealand agricultural business including avocados, kiwi fruit and, through investments in Awatere River, Waimea Estates, Bannock Brae and Sileni Estates, the wine industry. It is here where a dynamic, reliable team player is required to join our Awatere Vineyards as an Assistant Vineyard Manager.

You will be part of our viticultural operations team that will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of our operations across all vineyards in the Awatere Valley. With over 200 hectares in production, this is a hands-on role that involves operational management over multiple vineyard sites.

Key accountabilities of the role will include:

  • Execution of daily vineyard tasks including daily management of vineyard staff
  • Management of machinery operations, irrigation management and frost fighting
  • Supervising harvest
  • Champion the adoption and implementation of best vineyard management technology solutions
  • Continual implementation and co-ordination of Health and Safety measures
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with spray diaries, SWNZ, and other general record keeping
  • Work closely with the winemaking team in assessment and management of yield estimates, vine health and all other factors affecting fruit quality
  • Assistance with business planning, budgeting and reporting

The successful candidate for this position would include:

  • Technical and practical knowledge of the viticulture industry with at least 3 years’ experience
  • A cheerful disposition, mature work ethic and a team spirit
  • Be a self-starter and enjoy getting stuck in
  • Have an ability to interpret and carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Willingness to take responsibility for the smooth operation of the vineyard
  • Understanding and ability to work flexible hours from time to time throughout the viticulture year
  • Computer skills

At Booster Wine Group we pride ourselves on working hard and having fun while we do it. We are the sort of company where you can really make a mark. BWG is growing and we are seeking talented people who want to be part of that exciting journey. 

If that sounds like you, we want to hear more. In your cover letter tell us why you would be perfect for this role and the company; and if we agree we’ll be in touch.

This is a full-time, permanent position with remuneration being commensurate with experience.

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

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