Vineyard Manager

Bannockburn, Central Otago

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Company: Carrick Winery


Uploaded: 07 May 2023

Closes: 07 June 2023

Carrick’s vineyards, winery and restaurant are located in Bannockburn, Central Otago. This year the family-owned business is celebrating its 15th year being BioGro certified organic. With many parcels exceeding 25 years in age, we take pride in the diverse range of high-quality wines we are producing from our 24 hectares of vines.

We believe that great wine can be made when our vineyard and winery teams work closely together. In the vines we have an experienced, capable team, many of whom have been with us for several years, but we are looking for a leader who is able to inspire and upskill them. They must be a team-player with previous vineyard management experience and a desire to continuously improve quality.

Reporting to the General Manager, our chosen candidate will be accountable for grape quantity, quality and the vineyard budget, while maintaining Carrick’s sustainable, organic, and biodynamic grape growing achievements.

Responsibilities in the vineyard will include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff training, recruitment & performance reviews
  • Pest & disease management
  • Spray programming
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Frost fighting
  • Record keeping and compliance
  • Property cleanliness
  • Vineyard health & safety
  • Machinery operations, repairs and maintenance
  • Promoting the Carrick values & maintaining a healthy workplace culture

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a relevant tertiary education
  • Be experience with organic and biodynamic viticulture
  • Have worked with livestock
  • Be passionate about Pinot noir and the Central Otago wine industry
  • Hold a Growsafe Certificate

We’re excited to be offering this position and look forward to receiving applications. Support can be provided to assist moving the right candidate to our region. 

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 Central Otago wine Region, click here.

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