Viticulture Technical Assistant


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Company: Wither Hills


Uploaded: 30 August 2023

Closes: 30 September 2023

Would you like the opportunity to be the best you can be, really make a difference and have a great time doing it? At Wither Hills our success comes from Great People and Great Brands. We are part of Lion NZ, one of New Zealand's leading alcoholic beverage companies with great brands for many occasions.

We now have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Viticultural Technical Assistant.

In this role, you will be responsible for day-to-day vineyard duties focused on the seasonally relevant and time critical collection of viticultural data. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual, you’ll be a part of a proactive team who are passionate about creating wines that you’ll want to share.

This role is based at the Wither Hills winery in Blenheim and covers both company-owned and leased vineyards across the region, as well as occasionally supporting the grower program. The role is mainly based around business hours, with flexibility required during the frost season in spring and harvest.

This is a permanent role and requires that you be a New Zealand citizen or resident; please do not apply if you are not legally entitled to work in permanent employment in New Zealand.

Some of the skills you will bring:

  • A current, full driver’s license.
  • A good level of physical fitness.
  • Previous training and/or experience in viticultural science – ideally, post-secondary qualifications.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Exposure to handling multiple deadlines.
  • Quality focused.
  • Positive attitude – a love of working outdoors, the role involves a lot out field work.

Some of the activities you’ll be doing:

  • Collection and recording viticultural and environmental data.
  • Maintaining and updating data bases.
  • Verification of sprayer and irrigation system calibration and accurate performance during seasonal vineyard operations.
  • Pest and disease monitoring.
  • Report research and writing.


  • Bonus scheme.
  • Product allowance and staff discounts.
  • Company phone, computer and use of Tool of Trade vehicle during work hours.

At Wither Hills and Lion, we choose to be a leader in driving inclusion, diversity, and gender parity. We have an ambitious goal to reach at least 40% representation of both men and women in all teams in all areas of the business.

Are you hesitating to apply because you don’t think you meet all the criteria? If you believe you are aligned with our values at Lion, we’d encourage you to still click on that apply button so we can explore your unique skill set and the value you could add to one of our teams.

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

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