Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Pernod Ricard Winemakers

  Marlborough, Marlborough

Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand has a permanent, full-time position available for an experience Winemaker. You will work with the Senior Winemaker to ensure wine quality and stylistic direction is correct for your brands and bulk blends while being responsible for producing wines that comply with regulatory requirements.


We care about what we do; quality and integrity is important around here, and we want someone to join the team who is as excited about our brands and products as we are!


This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of Marlborough’s largest wineries. 

  • Focused on Sustainability & Responsibility— the only trace is conviviality

  • Global Wine, Spirits & Champagne company with some of the world’s most iconic brands


Salary/ Benefits

Product Allowance (not just wine), N3 Retail Discounts, Medical Insurance for you and your family after 12mths.


The Pernod Ricard Way

We have our own way of doing things. We call it conviviality! It’s our way of being, and something unique you feel and experience when working for Pernod Ricard.


We’re committed to conviviality, and with this, you’ll be Proud to Belong to our Pernod Ricard family. You’ll be Empowered to Perform, supported to succeed, and acknowledged for the value you bring.


We combine all this with our Commitment to Care, and a strong focus on sustainability and responsibility where our “Good times come from a Good place”—the only trace left behind is conviviality.


Be Part of Something Bigger


Pernod Ricard are an international family with over 19,000 employees spanning across 73 countries and are the world number 2 in the wine and spirits industry. We have an unrivalled portfolio of iconic brands such as Absolut, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet, Jameson, Malfy, Mumm Champagne, as well as Jacob’s Creek, Church Road, Stoneleigh, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines.


Our employees are our brand ambassadors, and our employees are at the heart of our company.


Your unique contribution

To be successful in this role you will need to be an experienced Winemaker, with a can-do attitude, enthusiasm, problem solving skills, hard working, and have the ability to thrive in a continuous improvement environment with a safety focus.

You should have a practical aptitude and good communication skills.


The position may require some travel within and outside of Marlborough.


This is a great opportunity to join a global company, not only with a portfolio of iconic brands, but with a leadership team who drive the agenda on career development, empowering you to reach your full potential.


You will add value to the team through:

  • Take a leadership role in projects, manage them from end to end.

  • Over critical Vintage period lead by example and assist in training and mentoring.

  • Take on aspects of Senior Winemaker role in Senior Winemakers absence

  • Have a strategic view of winemaking for region and for the winery, acting to ensure daily activity supports the strategy

  • Become a subject matter expert on our Wine Management systems.


Your perfect blend of Talent

As well as having an impressive blend of entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and ethical commitment, you will also bring:



  • Tertiary Qualification in Winemaking or bachelor’s in science

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Previous Winemaking Experience – 4 years in a large winery

  • Strong Computer Skills

  • Good palate and appreciation of wine styles and quality



  • Leadership experience

  • Understanding and experience of winemaking styles specific to Marlborough

  • Winemaking in a large format


Become a creator of conviviality

If you want to work with people who acknowledge you and the value you bring, then apply now! You too can be part of the Pernod Ricard Way.


Only those with full, unrestricted working rights in New Zealand will be considered for this position.

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