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Assistant Vineyard Manager

Company: Akarua Ltd
Location: Central Otago
Type: Permanent
Category: Vineyard / Viticulture

Established in 1996, Akarua now owns 130 Ha's of vineyards split between the Bannockburn and Pisa sub-regions of Central Otago. Predominantly planted in Pinot Noir, Akarua continues to build on its reputation as a producer of world class Pinot Noir and Methode Traditionelle.

Working alongside and reporting to the Vineyard Manager, the Assistant Vineyard Manager will provide support with day-to-day management across our six individual vineyard sites.

You will be supported by a team of permanent, fixed-term and casual staff and you will be encouraged to share your knowledge with all staff to further their, and your own, experience.

Ideally, you will be able to show a commitment of learning and development within the industry built on a mix of practical experience and education.

You should bring with you: 

  • a comprehensive understanding of vineyard operations
  • mechanical aptitude
  • supervisory skills
  • be computer literate with an understanding of industry software
  • an interest in new technology and innovation
  • appropriate certifications such as GrowSafe and First Aid

Key to this position you will be an individual who can demonstrate:

  • a "can do" attitude
  • a keen eye for detail
  • a willingness to work within and lead a team
  • a strong drive to help us to continue to build our focus on Health and Safety in the workplace

In return, Akarua can offer a broad range of viticultural challenges from new development plantings to established premium vineyard production. We operate a modern fleet of tractors and sprayers and are open to innovation and technology to improve business outcomes. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join a well-respected Central Otago producer at a time of exciting potential and growth.

Please apply via the link below including a CV no later than Friday the 22nd of June 2018. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Assistance with housing on the vineyard will be available to the successful applicant if required.


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Date: 29 May

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