Vineyard and Winery Assistant


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Company: Borthwick Vineyard


Uploaded: 20 June 2022

Closes: 20 July 2022


Borthwick Estate is an established 20Ha vineyard and modern winery facility in the Gladstone region of the Wairarapa. We produce a range of premium and single vineyard wines from own and grower fruit. The varieties we work with are Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Over harvest we receive on average 180-240T of fruit. A combination of machine and hand-harvested fruit from three different blocks.

We have a great opportunity for a motivated, positive individual, who is physically fit and prepared for the flexible hours required over the grape growing season and during the grape harvest.

The position will provide the right applicant with good experience in both the vineyard and winery. Initially, it will involve helping in the home and grower vineyards with pruning, frost season preparation, frost fighting in Spring, tractor work such as mulching and mowing, applying ground and foliar sprays and vineyard trellis maintenance.

The winery work will involve general cellar tasks. Tank sanitation, preparing and cleaning pumps and hoses, wine additions and blending, preparation of the winery to receive fruit, forklift work, fruit sampling, winery fruit processing, racking, additions, plunging, and post-harvest clean up.

The ideal applicant will have a genuine interest in vineyard and winery work, a viticulture or oenology qualification, be reliable, practical, and calm under pressure, have some tractor and forklift driving experience and be eligible to work in New Zealand.  

We look forward to your application.

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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