Vineyard Manager - Organic/Biodynamic


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Company: Black Estate Limited


Uploaded: 15 November 2022

Closes: 15 December 2022

Organic & Biodynamic winery looking for next Vineyard Manager

We're a certified organic & biodynamic winery in North Canterbury, 45 minutes north of Christchurch. We have three small hillside vineyards comprising 24 ha of planted vines. 

We are looking for our next Vineyard Manager. The role is hands-on, wine-focused and meaningful. 

Tasks include but not limited to:

  • Field team supervision and work planning
  • Machinery operation and maintenance
  • Spray scheduling 
  • Recruitment 
  • Managing health and safety reporting 
  • Reporting to the winemaker/owner 

This is a great opportunity for a person who is interested in working in a small team with the aim of producing high quality, original wine. A love of nature would be essential. 

The Benefits:

  • Being part of and leading a small and passionate team
  • Competitive remuneration plus wine allowance
  • Petrol allowance and car pooling arranged from Christchurch 
  • Working for a renowned organic and biodynamic NZ wine producer
  • Ongoing training and support in viticulture, regenerative farming, management and wine
  • Yoga classes every Friday for all members of the team

We’re looking for a person who:

  • Has great people skills and can motivate and encourage a team
  • Has full knowledge of the growing season, is competent on tractor and has experience or a passion for organic, regenerative and biodynamic farming 
  • Is interested in being part of the North Canterbury wine community 
  • Likes wine
  • Has resilience to work in a challenging cool climate region 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity and the first time we have advertised for this position. 

Please apply to Nicholas Brown at with your CV and let us know why you would like to work with us.

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 Canterbury / Waipara wine region, click here

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