Viticulture (wine growing)

Ask any winemaker and they’ll tell you the magic in New Zealand’s wines is in the innovative approach to growing and caring for vines.

Job overview 

If working outdoors appeals, and you want to see the fruits of your labour grow, this industry is for you. Wine companies and growers need talented, smart people to manage growth and harvest grapes.

Skills and experience

  • Good level of fitness
  • Love for working outdoors
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Skills with tools and machinery an advantage
  • Honest, reliable, and organised
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Able and eligible to work in New Zealand
  • Eager to learn and train while you work
  • Growsafe certificate desirable

Viticulture Careers video channel

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