Permanent Employment

Cromwell lies in the heart of breathtaking Central Otago, a gateway to outdoor pursuits and sporting adventures.

A low rainfall and continental climate ensures fantastic, sunny weather with hot summers and cold winters. We have an experienced, passionate, multi-cultural team of permanent vineyard staff and occasionally, vacancies do arise.

If you are moving to Central Otago and have experience in the industry then please make contact with us. We are always on the lookout for career-driven, long-term prospects with a passion for viticulture.

Casual Employment

Due to the seasonal nature of vineyards, we are often on the lookout for casual staff to join our ranks.

We are a friendly workforce of mixed gender with varied ages and cultural backgrounds that can accommodate anyone with a love for the outdoors and a keen, can-do attitude.

Please watch this space and come back regularly to check on our current vacancies.

Vinewise Current Vacancies


Permanent Vineyard Workers

We have positions available for permanent Vineyard Workers. All necessary training will be given. If you are fit, enjoy the outdoor working lifestyle and perhaps have an interest in wine then this work may well suit you.


Viticultural Senior Supervisor/Block Manager

This is your opportunity to step into a senior position under the Vinewise Viticulture umbrella.  This role is for a skilled Viticulturist who is ready to take the next step towards autonomous vineyard management. While qualifications will be advantageous, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate viticultural experience, knowledge and will have sound supervisory experience. Your responsibilities will cover all aspects of vineyard management including planning, staff supervision organising and setting work, spray and irrigation programs. Accurate record keeping and reporting will be essential. A sound knowledge of both conventional and organic systems will be an advantage as you will work with both.


Seasonal Vineyard Workers

Vinewise is currently organising casual staff for our busy harvest period during late March/April 2019.


Visit the Contact page or email for more information or to apply for any vacancies.

What Are We Doing?

(September 2018)

Spring is here! The vines have begun to make their annual movement with the buds starting to crack and open. We are looking forward to a nice spring although it is raining at the moment and snowing nearby today. All the wines from the 2018 vintage are looking great. The aromatic whites will be getting close to being bottled. Those in barrel will be maturing quietly along with the reds which are also in barrel. It looks as tho the 2018 vintage is very strong overall. We are looking forward to another good vintage in 2019. We expect the potential for heavy crops as the initiation period last season was extremely warm. What we actually get this season will depend on the weather during flowering in December. Work in the vineyard at the moment consists of applying fertilisiers, getting systems functioning for the season and completing a little bit of pruning in the Gibbston Valley.