Vineyard Assistant/Winery Hand

Hawke's Bay

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Company: Alpha Domus

Type:Permanent

Uploaded: 11 June 2024

Closes: 11 July 2024

Vineyard assistant/Winery Hand

Company: Alpha Domus

Location: Bridge Pa Triangle, Hawkes Bay

Type: Permanent

Alpha Domus is a certified organic, single vineyard wine producer located in the Bridge Pa Triangle in Hawke’s Bay.  

If you would like to be part of a small, experienced team focused on sustainable, organic wines of exceptional quality, we would like to hear from you.

The primary role will be in the vineyard under the directive of our Vineyard Manager, from pruning to just prior to harvest, then transition to the winery working with the Winemaker for vintage. During the season there may be times you will be required to help in the winery.

Vineyard Assistant

You will be working in all parts of the vineyard operation, the role will require you to:

  • Be familiar with and recognise vineyard pests, diseases and disorders.
  • Be familiar with and successfully operate and maintain vineyard equipment, trimming, mowing and spraying.
  • Be able to supervise contract labour in carrying out vineyard tasks to achieve productive outcomes on time and to budget.
  • Assist in monitoring and record keeping of vineyard operations, as required.
  • Be flexible, as some extended hours, early mornings and/or weekend work will be required.

Winery Hand

  • Take on a role as a Cellar Hand during vintage.
  • Become familiar with winery procedures.
  • Successfully operate and maintain winery equipment as instructed.
  • Attend to ‘housekeeping’ matters in the winery (e.g. barrel topping, cleaning, etc.)
  • Execution of assigned cellar operations.

Your skills base and experience will be:

  • Practical viticulture, horticulture or equivalent experience.
  • Well organised and detail-oriented.
  • Sound decision making skills, lead by example and enforce company rules, policies and Health and Safety practices.
  • The ability to work productively unsupervised. 
  • An understanding of vineyard practices and knowledge of the processes involved in bringing fruit from vine to wine. 

Other Requirements:

  • Physically capable to undertake all vineyard and winery tasks.
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Viticulture or an associated Industry. is desirable but not essential.
  • Forklift and Tractor operation qualifications are desirable, but not essential.
  • GrowSafe certification is desirable, but not essential.
  • Previous Vintage/winery experience is desirable, but not essential.

The ideal candidate will need to be able to integrate into a small team, be organised, positive and passionate about the growing and winemaking environment.  

 

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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