Vintage Laboratory Technician


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Company: Foley Wines Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 17 January 2023

Closes: 17 February 2023

About Us

We’ve been making wine with as much thought for our environment as wine excellence for over 30 years. We’re carrying our enduring legacy of sustainability into the future - We’re here for good.

  • Winery powered with the help of solar energy.
  • Nurtured Wetlands Programme.
  • Locally bottled using recycled NZ glass bottles.
  • Labels made from sugarcane, a natural, highly-renewable and sustainably-sourced material.

Grove Mill Winery is part of Foley Wines – a collection of iconic New Zealand wineries and brands from New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine regions. Each with a unique story of New Zealand wine to tell. Our wineries are linked by a common unrelenting purpose; to make great wine that people love to drink around the world – made by land & hand. 

We are proud custodians of the Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga, Grove Mill, Vavasour and Mt Difficulty wineries, and world-recognised brands such as Roaring Meg, Russian Jack, Dashwood, and Te Tera.

Grove Mill is a medium-sized winery, crushing approximately 3,000 tonnes, and is located in Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley. We are producers of premium, cool climate style wines including, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris sourcing our fruit from over 200 hectares of vineyards throughout the Marlborough area.

This is where you come into the picture…

  • Ideally starting Monday 13 February but this can be negotiated for the right person.
  • Previous winery experience (minimum one harvest in laboratory role), in a similar sized winery preferred, wine qualifications would be an advantage, as would a current Forklift licence, but is not essential.
  • Candidates with practical ability, good oral and written communication skills, a team player mentality, and a keen sense of humour will be highly regarded.
  • We have a small, extremely capable permanent cellar crew, vintage positions would therefore ideally suit candidates with a passionate interest in wine, who work well under pressure, are able to multi-task and can carry out their duties in a timely and efficient manner

What do we provide?

Aside from the unique opportunity to work with one of New Zealand’s most revered wine companies you will experience harvest with a great team of winemakers and viticulturists.

  • Over harvest shifts are typically 12 hours, 6 days per week.
  • A delicious meal is provided each shift during the vintage intake period.

If this sounds like you, please send in your CV using the link provided. 


Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

  • For information about the Marlborough wine region, click here.

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