Assistant Winemaker


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Company: Te Kairanga


Uploaded: 12 May 2022

Closes: 16 June 2022


Te Kairanga Winery
Assistant Winemaker

About Us

Established in 1984 on the Martinborough Terrace grape growing area, Te Kairanga is an important part of the Martinborough story. Our land was originally owned by the founding father of Martinborough, John Martin. While this land is steeped in history, our winemaking is very much focused on the future, we produce handcrafted wines from our Estate vineyards and specialise in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. We also produce Pinot Gris, Riesling and Rose showcasing the abundance of our region. 

Te Kairanga is part of Foley Wines - 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. 

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

This is where you come into the picture…

A unique opportunity is available for a passionate and dedicated person to join our small winery team at Te Kairanga as the Assistant Winemaker. This is a fantastic chance to further your career in a premium, quality-focussed winery, contributing at every step from harvest to bottling. Reporting to the Te Kairanga Chief Winemaker, this hands-on role will require the ability to be flexible and adapt to change, as well as providing leadership in the cellar throughout the year.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A high level of experience in high-end, quality-focussed wineries, throughout a calendar year
  • Tertiary qualification in Oenology (or similar)
  • Winery laboratory experience
  • Previous winemaking experience advantageous
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think outside the square and adapt to change
  • Great attention to detail

If this sounds like you, please send in a CV and cover letter using the link by 16 June 2022Applicants for this position must have NZ residency.

The Company has a Drug and Alcohol Policy and employment will be subject to the successful completion of a Pre-Employment Drug Test.


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

  • For more information about the Martinborough/Wairarapa wine region, click here.

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