Vineyard Manager


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Company: Borthwick Vineyard


Uploaded: 21 June 2022

Closes: 21 July 2022

Website: Vineyard Manager

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 vineyards.

 The position will involve:

  • Tractor operations such as mulching, mowing, spraying, trimming etc.
  • Frost season preparation, frost fighting in Spring.
  • Planning of the spray program with the team and applying ground and foliar sprays.
  • Exploring under vine weed management options.
  • Working with the Vineyard Supervisor on seasonal canopy decisions and contractor work quality. 
  • Harvester driving
  • Training, and motivating junior staff.
  • Vineyard budgeting.
  • SWNZ compliance and recording.

The ideal applicant will have a viticulture or oenology qualification, be reliable, practical, and calm under pressure. Several years vineyard management experience, competent with machinery, tractors, and grape harvesters, have great people skills, be eligible to work in New Zealand, and a genuine interest in winemaking.

We look forwrad 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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