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Machinery Operator


Company: Villa Maria
Location: Marlborough
Type: Permanent
Category: Vineyard / Viticulture

Villa Maria is New Zealand’s Most Awarded winery, 100% family-owned and named top ten most admired wine brand, and first in New Zealand by Drinks International for the last three consecutive years (2015, 2016 & 2017). At Villa Maria we are just as passionate about our people as we are about producing quality wine and we are excited to announce new openings in our team - to join one of New Zealand’s most successful and innovative wine companies.

Due to expansion, we are currently looking for Machinery Operators to join our committed and passionate team. These positions are located at our Black Birch Vineyard currently being developed in Marlborough's Awatere Valley.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out vineyard operations as planned by the Vineyard Manager including, but not limited to; crop spraying, trimming, mowing, weed spraying and any other machinery operations required, trellising repairs and maintenance, vine removal/replanting/training, irrigation repairs and pruning
  • Working to increase vineyard efficiency to achieve cropping levels, fruit quality levels and to reduce cost
  • The carrying out of vine management operations 
  • The supervision of contracted labour or casual labour where necessary
  • Assistance with vintage operations as required 

If you are a team player, results-orientated, self-motivated and passionate about growing fabulous wines, then Villa Maria is the place for you. In return, we can offer the opportunity to work with a great group of people, comprehensive training and a commitment to career development.

If this sounds like the role you’ve been looking for, then apply online now with your CV and cover letter.

Please note that you must have eligibility to work in New Zealand.


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Date: 08 May

To find out more about this company, visit the website: www.villamaria.co.nz

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


  • For information about the Marlborough wine region, click here.

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