Viticulturist (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Batch Winery (

  Waiheke Island, New Zealand, California


Batch Winery has a reputation for producing high-quality collectable wines, particularly Bordeaux-style blends, Syrah, and Chardonnay. The unique maritime climate, combined with the island's soil composition, have helped establish the region as a leading producer of premium wines in New Zealand and on the international stage.

Waiheke Island is only a short 40 min commute from Auckland CBD, the island boasts white pristine sandy beaches, balmy blue seas, holiday homes, vineyards and olive groves.

Our vineyard is seeking a skilled and experienced Viticulturist to build on our reputation and to oversee all aspects of vineyard operations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for viticulture, a keen eye for detail, and a proven track record of successfully managing a vineyard.


  • Oversee all vineyard operations, including planting, pruning, trellising, canopy management, irrigation, and pest management.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive vineyard management plan.
  • Manage all aspects of harvest, including scheduling, grape picking, and grape processing.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations and industry standards.
  • Manage vineyard budgets and work within financial constraints.
  • Work closely with the winemaking team to ensure grapes are of the highest quality and meet the winery's production needs.
  • Manage and train vineyard staff to ensure they are performing to the best of their abilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in viticulture, horticulture, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing a vineyard, including experience with both red and white grape varieties.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work long hours and in various weather conditions.
  • Experience with sustainable and organic farming practices is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position, and the successful candidate will be expected to live on Waiheke Island or be willing to relocate.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you.


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