Assistant Winemaker


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Company: Yealands


Uploaded: 14 November 2022

Closes: 14 December 2022

This position is based in the Awatere Valley at our stunning Seaview Winery location and is a part of our Winemaking Team!

Key tasks will include: 

  • Assist with domestic bottling when required, including attending taste-offs
  • Assist with administration associated with offshore wine dispatch (wine in flexi) under the guidance of the Production Winemaker
  • Monitor SO2s and tank temperatures. Make adds and adjustments as required and as instructed
  • Generate and complete work orders and update the daily work schedule, as directed
  • Adhere to winemaking specifications, both internal and those requested by customers
  • Assist the winemaking team to compliantly produce and dispatch wine in accordance with the New Zealand Winegrowers International Winemaking Practices Guide
  • Participate in all wine grading, blending and balancing trials
  • Support customer relationships through providing requested information, spec sheets, declarations etc
  • Assist the winemaking team maintain up to date SOPs and systems and processes
  • Assist with cellar team SOPs and by ensuring they are up to date with best practice processes
  • Maintain oak barrels by ensuring empty barrels are preserved as per SOP and maintaining records in Vintrace

What we are looking for:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Winemaking (preferable)
  • Cellar and harvest experience - preferably in a supervisory role
  • A strong understanding of winemaking processes, including an understanding of winemaking legislation 
  • Demonstrates meticulous attention to detail
  • Team player 
  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Takes ownership and pride in work tasks 
  • A passion for wine and the New Zealand wine industry

What’s in it for you? 

  • A professional team with strong ethics
  • Great salary, health insurance
  • Wine & palate development allowance
  • 3 weeks of paid parental/partners leave
  • A day off on your birthday! 

Please note, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug & alcohol test and only people with eligible residency to work in this country can apply.

For more information, check out the position description or simply submit your details and we will prioritise your application today!


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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