Vineyard Machinery Operator - Vavasour


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Company: Foley Family Wines


Uploaded: 21 June 2018

Closes: 21 July 2018


Fixed Term Contract or Permanent Contract

Foley Family Wines is a collection of iconic New Zealand wineries sharing the philosophy that great wines are crafted by hand, from pioneering vineyards, by passionate winemakers with a dedication to quality. We are proud custodians of the Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Grove Mill and Vavasour wineries, and world-recognised brands such as Russian Jack, Dashwood, Te Tera and Goldwater.

Vavasour is the founding winery of Marlborough’s most extreme appellation – the Awatere Valley. Internationally-recognised for producing wines of extraordinary elegance, perfume and texture, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc was recently awarded Platinum Best in Show at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

We have an opportunity for a Vineyard Machinery Operator to join our small team based at the Vavasour Vineyards in the Awatere Valley.

The successful applicants will need:

  • Practical experience from a viticulture or agricultural background.
  • Have the ability to operate and maintain tractors and implements.
  • Have good attention to detail and take pride in your work.
  • To be able to work unsupervised.
  • To have excellent communication skills.

In this role you will report to the Assistant Vineyard Manager. Work will include fungicide spraying, mowing, pruning, irrigation R&M and general vineyard duties. You may be required to work extended hours depending on the season.

A fixed-term contract for the growing season would be considered for the right applicant, if that is preferred.

If this sounds like you, please apply via the button below, or email with your cover letter and resume by 30 June 2018.

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.

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