Vineyard Supervisor


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Company: Goldie Estate


Uploaded: 27 November 2018

Closes: 12 December 2018

Goldie Estate, Waiheke Island

  • Contribute to making a difference with your viticulture skills and experience
  • Work on beautiful Waiheke Island, with a supportive and passionate team
  • Receive five weeks annual leave, with great benefits and flexible hours

The opportunity:

Goldie Estate - owned and operated by The University of Auckland - is a grower and producer of premium, handcrafted wines on beautiful Waiheke Island. We work passionately to build the reputation of our wines through dedication to our vineyards, winemaking, stakeholders and the delivery of an experience to our customers.

As part of the University of Auckland, we strive to create a positive learning environment where future winemakers are immersed in a commercial setting to enrich their learning experience.

As Vineyard Supervisor, you will assist in the day-to-day supervision of vineyard operations to ensure they are conducted in a timely, cost effective, safe, product-specific manner through application of best practice viticulture.

About the role:

Vineyard Supervisors will participate in developing weekly operational plans and organising resources in a suitable manner.

There will also be an active participation in vineyard operations to ensure all objectives are met.

Field supervision, employee well-being and achievement of production, quality and safety targets will remain the key objective during this period.

You will help develop a workplace culture that is consistent with the values of the organisation and demonstrates our supporting behaviours.

Skill and experience:

Your practical vineyard experience and extensive practical experience in agricultural operations, combined with good people management, will help you lead your team to success.

The successful candidate will also have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in Viticulture, or a closely related field
  • Industry-leading skills in Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Full driver's licence for manual vehicles
  • Practical vineyard experience, ideally with experience producing high-quality wines
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills


The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services

How to apply:

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

Applications close at 11.50pm on Sunday, 9 December 2018.

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Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.

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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