Vineyard Manager

Cloudy Bay Vineyards
45 Northburn Station Road RD3
CROMWELL, OTA 9383
New Zealand
+64 99 855 645 (Main Phone)
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Job Description
Cloudy Bay Winery captures the essence of New Zealand, and also embodies the unique features of our lifestyle to the world. The luxury of space and time, of intimate moments and nature’s rarest qualities. At Cloudy Bay, we are passionate about creating wines which express our regional and national character, through the Cloudy Bay lens.

We are looking for a Vineyard Manager for our two Central Otago Vineyards, which are located in Cromwell and Bannockburn (30 hectares total). The Manager is required to plan and oversee the execution of all operational tasks in the vineyards, budgeting, recording and reporting, repairs and maintenance, OH&S, security and quality assurance activities. A high focus on quality, time-management, and the ability to lead a passionate team is critical to this role. The role encompasses both conventional and organic vineyard management practices, and maintaining organic certification as appropriate.



In this role, you will be responsible for:

- Developing weekly work plans and controlling daily duties of employees and contractors.
- Ensuring vineyard operations are carried out efficiently and effectively as communicated with, and as agreed by the
Vineyard Operations Manager and Viticulturist.
- Operating and maintaining all items of vineyard equipment as required, including but not limited to; fungicide
sprayer, herbicide sprayer, mower, mulcher, trimmer, spreader and loader.
- Training staff on all operational tasks in the vineyard, including the safe and correct operation of all items of
vineyard equipment, as mentioned above.
- The implementation and record keeping of CBV herbicide, fungicide & fertiliser programs and all soil management
activities. To execute disease monitoring throughout the season and phenological observations, keeping records of
both.
- Overseeing vine pruning activities as per the company pruning plan.
- Conducting irrigation activities as per the irrigation schedule; including fertigation, maintenance of the irrigation
systems, and interpreting information from the soil moisture measuring devices.
- Coordinating the harvest and transportation of fruit from Central Otago to Marlborough for processing.
- Managing performance, job specifications, costs, morale and well-being of the vineyard team in conjunction with
Company policy & procedures.
- Ensuring maximum productivity and compliance with all workplace Occupational Health & Safety regulations and
policies.
Job Requirements
In order to succeed in this position, you will have:

- Strong practical experience in a Vineyard environment
- Analytical, multi-tasking, planning and time management skills
- A strong customer focus with an overall commitment to finished wine quality
- Developed standards of critical analysis and empirical rigor, cost/benefit approach
- High standards of thoroughness accuracy and practicality in workmanship
- Ability to operate and maintain all vineyard machinery and equipment
- Company OH & S programme - commitment and knowledge

Start Date: 1st November 2018
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Employer Contact Information
Cloudy Bay Vineyards
230 Jacksons Road
Blenheim MBH 7201
New Zealand
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Cloudy Bay Winery not only captures the essence of Marlborough but also embodies New Zealand's luxury to the world. The luxury of space and time, of intimate moments and nature’s rarest qualities. At Cloudy Bay, we are passionate about creating wines which express our regional and national character, through the Cloudy Bay lens.

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