Technical Assistant


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Company: Delegat Limited


Uploaded: 18 March 2024

Closes: 18 April 2024


The Opportunity

We are seeking a Technical Assistant to join our growing team at Birch Hill Vineyard located in the heart of the beautiful Wairau Valley. This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of a high-performing team to deliver exceptional quality fruit for the making of some of the world’s most sought-after wines.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Technical data collection including: vine counts, yield estimation, pruning weights, and harvest maturity sampling.
  • Regular vine monitoring and reporting on pest and disease, phenology, vine nutrition, irrigation
  • Training and leading seasonal labour throughout the year ensuring all work is done to the required standards
  • Hands-on vineyard maintenance
  • Machinery Operations 

What you’ll bring:

  • Have a tertiary qualification in viticulture or horticulture and at least 3 years’ industry experience 
  • You’ll love working outdoors and be physically fit to perform the duties
  • You’re motivated to learn new skills and excited about the prospect of working in a high performing team 
  • A clean driver’s license
  • A good eye for detail and naturally take pride in your work
  • A strong communicator with a positive attitude

What we offer:

  • Daily travel allowance, paid parental/partners leave, wine allowance and long service benefits
  • Comprehensive training and a supportive environment to allow you to reach your full potential
  • A commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can be themselves at work
  • Be part of a highly-engaged, collaborative team in a friendly atmosphere
  • Be part of a global success story

Who we are

At Delegat we are building a leading global Super Premium wine company, making the world’s most sought-after Super Premium wines with brands Oyster Bay, Delegat and Barossa Valley Estate. Established in 1947 and majority owned by the Delegat family, we were founding members of Sustainable Winegrowing NZ. To support our future growth plans, we now have dedicated teams in six countries and have invested in state-of-the-art wineries and world class vineyards in the prime grape growing regions of New Zealand and Australia. We believe deeply that it is our people that bring our plans to life, turn our goals into reality, and truly make the difference. 

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can be themselves at work. If you believe you are aligned with our values at Delegat, but don't meet all the criteria for this opportunity, we encourage you to still apply or to email us at so we can explore 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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