Vintage Assistant Winemaker


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Company: Giesen Group Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 15 January 2020

Closes: 15 February 2020

Multi Award-Winning Wines

Iconic New Zealand Brand

Fun and Challenging Working Environment

About the business

The Giesen Group is a family-owned and operated producer of internationally-recognised premium New Zealand wine and beer. Established in 1981, the Giesen Brothers are seen as one of the pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry and leaders in producing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The Company has grown into a strong brand both domestically and also on the international stage, where they export premium quality wine across the world.

About the role

The Vintage Assistant Winemaker is a key role in the business and will take responsibility for assisting in the production of our premium portfolio wines during vintage. Reporting to the Senior Winemaker, this is a hands-on position and will require you to take ownership of a wide range of tasks.

Specific areas of responsibility will include:

  • helping oversee premium cellar vintage preparation
  • ensuring winemaking specifications are met as directed by the Chief and Senior Winemakers
  • overseeing red ferment cap management
  • monitoring all premium cellar ferments
  • overseeing premium white and red pressing and
  • issuing work orders to the premium cellar team

In addition, you will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Oenology or a related field
  • Technical and practical knowledge of winemaking with at least 3 years’ experience
  • A sound knowledge of compliance requirements related to the wine industry

This is a fixed-term, 3 month role that will take full advantage of your winemaking skills, problem-solving ability and your attention to detail. While needing a high level of “know-how”, drive and initiative you will also have that balance of technical skills combined with a pragmatic approach.

In return you’ll get to work as part of a fantastic team and help craft world-class wines in a rewarding environment. There may also be an opportunity to pursue a full-time Assistant Winemaker role after vintage.

If you’re ready for the next step in your winemaking career, we’d love to hear from you today.

Applications close:  January 31st 2020.  

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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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