Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Prophet's Rock

  OtagoRest of Otago, Otago

About Us

At Prophet’s Rock, we know that our vineyards are the core and the heart of what we do. Our job as winemakers is to let that land speak through an empathetic approach, and to share those site-driven wines with our customers. Thoughtful, low intervention winemaking results in wines that capture the character of our Central Otago home…and shares our corner of New Zealand with wine lovers around the world.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to play an integral part in making Prophet’s Rock wines whilst assisting and contributing to constant improvement and evolution to ensure the premium quality of our wines.

Key Responsibilities   

  • To contribute, understand, execute and manage the day-to-day winemaking requirements in conjunction with the Chief Winemaker and Assistant Winemaker.
  • Manage and develop the winery information technology system.
  • Ensure that the company's laboratory program is up to date and applies the required technical competency.
  • Manage the cellar to the highest standards.
  • Take an active role in the continuous improvement of winery and processes.
  • Manage, coach and mentor winery staff. Including working with the Chief Winemaker to plan workloads for the Cellar Team outside of, and during vintage.
  • Act as a representative for the company on industry programs where there is direct benefit to the company and as agreed by Chief Winemaker.
  • Have responsibilities for implementing the winery health and safety management system as an integral part of day to day operations.
  • Managing compliance and developing standards and systems.

About You

  • You will possess a relevant tertiary winemaking qualification.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years cellar experience, and a minimum of 3 years winemaking experience.
  • You will have had experience in day-to-day winery management, it is essential that you have well developed people and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate clearly across all levels of the organisation.
  • You will possess a demonstrated understanding of Wine Quality Management systems.
  • A team player, motivated, proactive and a quality focus are all key personal attributes to be successful in this role.


You must be a New Zealand resident or legally entitled to work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

Applications close 5pm on Friday the 3rd of December 2021.

How To Apply

Applications must be in writing, providing cover letter with CV, including two references.

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