Assistant Winemaker


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Company: Pernod Ricard Winemakers


Uploaded: 13 July 2022

Closes: 13 August 2022

Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand has a permanent, full-time position available for an experienced Assistant Winemaker. We are seeking a passionate, positive, capable, and self-motivated individual to join our team.

Reporting directly to the Senior Winemaker, this is a hands-on role in a dynamic environment assisting in all aspects of the production process with focused administrative and analytical duties.

Efficiency, attention to detail, problem solving, and strong organizational and communication skills are a must, as well as a passion for wine and producing outcomes of the highest quality. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of Marlborough’s largest wineries. 

  • Focused on Sustainability & Responsibility— the only trace is conviviality

  • Global Wine, Spirits & Champagne company with the world’s most iconic brands


Product Allowance (not just wine), N3 Retail Discounts, Medical Insurance for you and your family after 12mths.

The Pernod Ricard Way

We have our own way of doing things. We call it conviviality! It’s our way of being, and something unique you feel and experience when working for Pernod Ricard.

We’re committed to conviviality, and with this, you’ll be Proud to Belong to our Pernod Ricard family. You’ll be empowered to perform, supported to succeed, and acknowledged for the value you bring.

We combine all this with our Commitment to Care, and a strong focus on sustainability and responsibility where our “Good times come from a Good place”— the only trace left behind is conviviality.

Be Part of Something Bigger

Pernod Ricard are an international family with over 19,000 employees spanning across 73 countries and are the world number 2 in the wine and spirits industry. We have an unrivalled portfolio of iconic brands such as Absolut, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet, Jameson, Malfy, Mumm Champagne, as well as Jacob’s Creek, Church Road, Stoneleigh, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines.

Our employees are our brand ambassadors, and our employees are at the heart of our company.

Your unique contribution

To be successful in this role you will need a can-do attitude, enthusiasm, have problem solving skills, to be hard working and have the ability to thrive in a continuous improvement environment with a safety focus. You should have a practical aptitude and good communication skills.

This is a great opportunity to join a global company, not only with a portfolio of iconic brands, but with a leadership team who drive the agenda on career development, empowering you to reach your full potential.

You will add value to the team through:

  • Manage the end-to-end process of producing wine

  • Ensuring the product is delivered on time, in full and to specifications

  • Ensuring all relevant tasting notes are created in a timely fashion

  • Maintain a functional link with the Viticulture team

Your perfect blend of Talent

As well as having an impressive blend of entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and ethical commitment, you will also bring:


  • Tertiary Qualification in Winemaking or bachelor’s in science

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Previous Winery Experience – 2 years in a medium-to-large winery

  • Strong Computer Skills

  • Good palate and appreciation of wine styles and quality

  • Ability to problem solve and meet tight deadlines


  • Winemaking in a large format

Become a creator of conviviality

If you want to work with people who acknowledge you and the value you bring, then apply now! You too can be part of the Pernod Ricard Way.

Only those with full, unrestricted working rights in New Zealand will be considered for this position.

Pernod Ricard “My Blend of Benefits”

Fun Stuff

Product allowance | Tastings | Product Education | N3 Retail Discounts

Serious Stuff

EAP | Great Parental Leave Policy | Flu Shots | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance

Feel Good Stuff

S&R Initiatives | Career Development | Volunteer Leave | Responsib’All Day/ The Good Challenge

Diversity & Inclusion at Pernod Ricard

We are proud to be awarded the Rainbow Tick and believe that building richly diverse teams and an inclusive culture are integral to delivering our business strategy.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer – we welcome applications from diverse communities.

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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