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Laboratory Supervisor - Vavasour


Company: Foley Family Wines
Location: Marlborough
Type: Permanent
Category: Winemaking / Lab / Production

Laboratory Supervisor – Vavasour Winery, Awatere Valley, Blenheim

Competitive Salary plus Wine Allowance

Are you an experienced Lab Tech looking for a change?

In New Zealand, Foley Family Wines includes four award-winning wineries – Vavasour, Grove Mill, Te Kairanga and Martinborough Vineyard and our people are passionate about making great wine that people love to drink.

We have an opportunity for a Laboratory Supervisor to join our small, friendly team based at our Vavasour Winery.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sole charge of the laboratory
  • Tank and barrel sampling
  • Wine and grape analysis
  • Preparation of trials and blends
  • Data entry using EZYWine
  • Set up of tastings

 The successful applicant will need:

  • 1-2 yrs relevant experience
  • The ability to recognise numbers outside of tolerance, raise red flags, and ask questions
  • To be able to maintain a high standard of repeatability in all lab testing
  • Flexibility to work early and late shifts, and longer hours during vintage
  • Good communication skills- written and verbal
  • Good computer skills – experience with Ezy is an advantage but not essential
  • A team player with a 'can-do' attitude and a passion for wine
  • A relevant qualification would be advantageous

If this sounds like you, please email your CV to HR@ffw.co.nz.

Applications close: Friday 19th January 2018.

The Company has a Drug and Alcohol Policy and employment will be subject to the successful completion of a Pre-Employment Drug Test.


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Date: 09 Jan

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


  • For information about the Marlborough wine region, click here.

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