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Company: Brightwater Vineyards


Uploaded: 03 May 2019

Closes: 16 June 2019

Winemaker – Brightwater Vineyards - Nelson

Brightwater Vineyards is a highly-awarded, family-owned vineyard and winery in sunny Nelson. We produce Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Merlot. 

Our accolades include more than 50 gold medals, countless 5-star ratings and 10 trophies including New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, Champion wine of the Show (Royal Easter Show), Champion Pinot Noir (Air New Zealand Wine Awards) and Nelson/Tasman Supreme Business of the Year.

We have an opportunity for an experienced winemaker to join our small quality-focused team.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Winemaker with a proven record of making wines from the varieties that we produce. This is a sole-charge winemaking position with the help of an assistant winemaker at vintage. 

The successful applicant will work alongside the owners and vineyard manager in producing the highest possible quality wines each vintage, will be involved in the vineyards and marketing and will have input into key strategy decisions.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A tertiary education qualification in winemaking.
  • Substantial experience in a quality focused winery.
  • Proven technical and creative skills in making quality wines.

For more information please contact Gary Neale on 021 1663 036.

To apply for this position please email your application with your Curriculum Vitae attached to before 17th June 2019, or via the button above.


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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