Winemaker - Grove Mill (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Foley Wines

  Marlborough, Marlborough

Foley Wines is a collection of iconic New Zealand wineries and brands from New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine regions. Each with a unique story of New Zealand wine to tell. Our wineries are linked by a common, unrelenting purpose; to make great wine that people love to drink around the world – made by land and hand. 

We are proud custodians of the Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Grove Mill, Vavasour and Mt Difficulty wineries, and world-recognised brands such as Roaring Meg, Russian Jack, Dashwood, Te Tera and Goldwater.

We have a rare opportunity for a Winemaker to join our team at our Grove Mill Winery in Marlborough. We bottle wine for all five wineries at Grove Mill, so you will be involved in every step of the wine making process.

You will be managing a small team of cellar staff, lab staff and an Assistant Winemaker. This role is part of the site leadership team so the ability to foster a positive culture and lead by example is vital. You will also be responsible all the functions of the winery including participating in audits, health and safety, winemaking documentation and of course making great wine that people love to drink!

You will need to be dynamic and adaptable to change, as no one day is the same.

Previous winemaking experience is of course essential, along with great communication skills and a tertiary qualification in Winemaking. You will be motivated to produce award-winning wine and will be required to attend some marketing events.

We are a BRC accredited winery, so experience with Food Safety requirements well as experience in a bottling environment, would be advantageous. In this role, you will report to the Chief Winemaker Marlborough and work as part of a small experienced team.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. 


The Company has a Drug and Alcohol Policy and employment will be subject to the successful completion of a Pre-Employment Drug Test.

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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