Vineyard Manager

Hawke's Bay

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Company: Elephant Hill


Uploaded: 22 October 2019

Closes: 08 November 2019

Elephant Hill is an innovative, multi award-winning winery located on the idyllic Te Awanga coast in Hawke’s Bay. We are a producer of premium Hawke’s Bay wine with vineyards located in the Gimblett Gravels, Bridge Pa-Triangle and Te Awanga sub-regions.

We firmly believe that great wine starts in the vineyard. Because of this, we manage our vineyard inputs extremely carefully and with maximum attention to detail. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in growing only the best grapes and wine. Most of our grapes are hand-picked and all of our processes and activities throughout the season are targeted to producing only super premium wine. 

We are looking to recruit a second Vineyard Manager for our three company vineyards. This position requires a person with a mix of attributes and experience, suiting a “hands-on” person who also wishes to demonstrate their strong viticultural, technical and organisational skill set.

To be considered for the role, you will need to have:

  • Passion for only producing the best, whatever it takes

  • Formal training in Viticulture and at least 5 years relevant experience

  • Be experienced in operating a range of vineyard equipment

  • Good communication and organisational skills

  • Good leadership skills and a team player

Reporting directly to the Winemaker, your responsibilities will include:

  • Scheduling and managing day-to-day vineyard operations

  • Planning, coordinating and supervising labour inputs

  • Implementation of spray programs

  • Monitoring and scheduling irrigation inputs

  • Maintaining proper records of vineyard operational activities, including SWNZ

  • Preventative maintenance programs for all machinery and equipment

  • Maintenance and enhancement of soil and vine health 

If you have the required experience and passion and would like to be a part of a small and highly dedicated team, we look forward to hearing from you.  

Applications close Friday 8th November 2019.


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

  • For information about the Hawkes Bay wine region, click here.

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