Waipara Vineyards Manager

Waipara Valley

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Company: Accolade Wines New Zealand Limited


Uploaded: 10 June 2022

Closes: 10 July 2022

We are seeking an experienced Vineyard Manager who has dedication to growing high quality fruit, maintaining healthy vines, and overseeing a team of 10 full-time staff and all contractors and seasonal staff. Reporting to the NZ Viticulturist, you will have graduate qualifications in viticulture, or significant previous experience in vineyard management, particularly in cool climate viticulture. 

About Us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won nearly 9,000 international wine show awards in the last decade.

Required Experience:

  • 5 years vineyard management experience.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of cool climate varietals and viticulture.
  • Supervision of large teams.
  • Experience with frost fighting.
  • Pest and disease management.
  • Budget creation and management.
  • Irrigation management.

Your Knowledge and Skills:


  • Highly autonomous.
  • Self motivated.
  • A high level of communication and people skills.
  • Strong administration skills to keep and maintain accurate and detailed records relating to vineyard operations and management.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, teamed with a mid-to-high level of computer skills.
  • Team player.
  • Strong leadership, motivation and people management skills.
  • Manage a workplace culture supporting the health and safety of all staff and other parties that come onto the work site.


  • Highly organised and with an attention to detail.
  • Computer skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams.
  • Managing Operational Change.
  • Excellent planning and organising skills.
  • Budgetary Control.

What you can expect

Accolade Wines will provide the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business.

Want to find out more? Watch us in action here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/296545118 

Sound like your kind of drop?  Apply now with a covering letter and C.V.

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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