Assistant Winemaker - Grove Mill


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Company: Foley Wines Ltd


Uploaded: 02 September 2020

Closes: 14 September 2020

About Us

Established in 1988 in the Wairau Valley by a group of local winegrowers and enthusiasts, Grove Mill is dedicated to crafting premium wines with minimal environmental impact. Long before sustainability was fashionable, Grove Mill’s founders integrated sustainable practices into their winemaking ethos. The Southern Bell Frog, for which we have established a wetland beside the winery, is a symbol of our commitment to preserve our land for future generations. 

Foley Wines is a collection of iconic New Zealand wineries and brands from New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine regions. Each with a unique story of New Zealand wine to tell. Our wineries are linked by a common unrelenting purpose; to make great wine that people love to drink around the world – made by land & hand. 

We are proud custodians of the Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Grove Mill, Vavasour and Mt Difficulty wineries, and world-recognised brands such as Roaring Meg, Russian Jack, Dashwood, Te Tera and Goldwater.

Grove Mill is a medium sized winery, crushing approximately 3,000 tonnes, and is located in Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley.  We are producers of premium, cool climate style wines including, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer.

We have over 200 hectares of grapes in the Marlborough area. 

About the role

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Winemaker to join our talented team at our Grove Mill Winery in Marlborough. We bottle wine for all four wineries at Grove Mill so you will be involved in every step of the wine making process.

The successful applicant will need:

  • Previous winemaking experience.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • To be able to think outside the square.
  • To have excellent communication skills.
  • A tertiary qualification in winemaking is required.

We are a BRC accredited winery, so experience with Food Safety requirements as well as experience in a bottling environment, would be advantageous. In this role, you will report to the Production Winemaker and work as part of a small experienced team.

These positions provide a unique opportunity to work with one of New Zealand’s most revered wine companies.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit and the successful candidate will have to undergo a pre-employment drug test.

Applications close 14th September 2020.


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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