Viticulture Technician


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Company: Mt Beautiful Wines


Uploaded: 17 May 2023

Closes: 19 June 2023

We are looking for a Viticulture Technician to join our friendly, growing team. This is a new, full-time, permanent position. 

About Us

Teece Family Vineyards is a distinctive 81-hectare vineyard property in Spotswood, nine kilometres north of the pastoral farming town of Cheviot in North Canterbury, New Zealand. 

We grow ultra-premium grapes for our internationally distributed Mt. Beautiful wine brand, in addition to fruit contracts for other nearby wineries. The vineyard is also home to a recently constructed 600 tonne state-of-the-art winery facility that specializes in small lot fermentations for Pinot Noir and gentle, hands-on production for our white wine program, which includes Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling varieties. 

About the Role

Reporting to the NZ General Manager, the Viticulture Technician will be responsible for assisting the viticultural team with monitoring of vine performance and health, monitoring of block/vineyard performance and data collection.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Monitoring vine health for all company and grower blocks
  • Carrying out sampling: soil, leaf and petiole, inflorescence counts, yield estimation bunch counts and harvest maturity sampling
  • Monitoring fruit quality in the lead up to harvest
  • Supervising and working with the summer sampling team
  • Coordinating with the viticulturist for the daily yield estimation, fruit maturity sampling and growing season sampling work
  • Maintaining accurate records for the yield, soil and petiole results, and pest and disease records
  • Assisting with monitoring and data collection for any vineyard trials
  • Carrying out performance tests on irrigation systems
  • Assisting managers with monitoring of pruning crews to ensure the job is completed to the right specifications.

About You:

  • Horticultural or Viticultural degree or diploma and/or demonstrated experience
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft excel
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Passionate and keen to learn and develop
  • Ability to work flexible/additional hours to meet the seasonal requirements of the role
  • A current full driver’s licence

What we offer:

  • Annual wine allowance
  • Training and development
  • A great work environment!
  • Competitive Salary 

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

Please send your CV with a covering letter to 

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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