Vineyard Operations


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Company: AONZ Fine Wine Estates


Uploaded: 15 June 2020

Closes: 15 July 2020

Pyramid Valley occupies a privileged position amongst New Zealand fine wine producers, having gained a stellar reputation for exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines over the last two decades.

Expansion of our Waikari Estate in North Canterbury has allowed the creation of two new positions in the vineyards. These positions are split, one a focus on viticulture the other on the operational aspects of plant and machinery of these narrow row, intensively planted, biodynamically farmed vineyards. These roles will also have involvement in managing the leased vineyards we have in Waipara. Both will be part of the wider winery team and will report to the Estate Manager and Winemaker.

This vineyard operations person will need to love working with small, technically-smart gear on the vineyard and across the estate, and have some good experience at an operational level in agriculture, horticulture or viticulture. Tasks will include, but not limited to, management of all plant and machinery operations and maintenance, operating the Niko tractors for all tasks such as spraying, weeding, trimming, mowing, mulching etc, trellis and vineyard infrastructure maintenance.

We are looking for people who are passionate about growing naturally farmed, exceptionally high-quality grapes and being involved in making some of New Zealand’s greatest wines. This is an opportunity for the right people to become part of a wonderful New Zealand winemaking story. This person will take great pride in their work, be organised, clean and tidy, have an eye for detail and be willing to contribute to team decision making

If you think you have got what it takes, or even if you are not sure and want to give it a shot, get in touch. We embrace people from all walks of life in our team.

If you would like to apply for this role please send in your CV along with a cover letter.


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

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