Laboratory Supervisor


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Company: Foley Wines Ltd


Uploaded: 25 January 2023

Closes: 25 February 2023


About Us

Vavasour is the founding winery of Marlborough’s smaller, cooler Awatere Valley. An intimate knowledge of this dramatic southern pocket of Marlborough rewards us with wines of extraordinary elegance, perfume, and texture. Vavasour is a medium-sized winery, crushing approximately 3,000 tonnes. We are producers of premium, cool climate wines including, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. 

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

This is where you come into the picture…

A unique opportunity is available for a passionate and dedicated person to join our small winery team at Vavasour as the Laboratory Supervisor. This is a fantastic chance to further your career in a premium, quality focussed winery, contributing at every step from harvest to bottling.  

Reporting to the Vavasour Winemakers, this hands-on role will require the ability to be flexible and adapt to change, as well as providing leadership in the lab during vintage.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A high level of experience in high-end, quality-focussed wineries, throughout a calendar year
  • Tertiary qualification in Oenology (or similar)
  • 2 years Winery laboratory experience
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great attention to detail

If this sounds like you, please send in a CV and cover letter using the link by 22 February 2023.

This is a permanent position and applicants must be able to secure the right to work in New Zealand without sponsorship.

The Company has a Drug and Alcohol Policy and employment will be subject to the successful completion of a Pre-Employment Drug Test.


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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