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

Viticultural Senior Supervisor/Block Manager

We interested to hear from applicants at both an Intermediate and Senior level of Viticulture. For full position descriptions Please email.

Experienced Tractor Drivers

We have seasonal and/or Permanent Vineyard Tractor Driving roles available. Perhaps you have driving experience or come for a farming background? Do you have a Growsafe? (not essential) or maybe worked on a vineyard before? Roles will start now and can be fixed term or permanent, depending on the applicant.

Seasonal Harvest Vineyard Work

Starting Mid March we have a number of seasonal vacancies in our vineyards. Groups of friends are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Senior and Assistant Supervisors

We have Senior and Intermediate Supervisory positions available now. Vineyard and Supervisory experience is essential. Apply now for position description.

Viticulture Apprenticeships Available

Are you looking for a fresh start? A change in life direction? Do you have a passion for wine? Maybe you are dreaming of being a rural environment working outdoors?

We are looking for motivated people who are keen to work through the ranks in the Vineyards.

Depending on the applicant, you could learn from the ground up. Starting in a crew, we would then work with you to move into other roles when you are ready. This could be Maintenance, Machinery Operation, Irrigation Specialists, Supervisors, Viticulturists, Managers and more.

Your training can be supported formally through a recognized training organization, or informally all on job.

We are keen to hear from people who are ‘hands on’, and who can show initiative.

This isn’t a set role, and will entirely depend on the applicant, as to what they can bring to the table.

Applicants must be drug free, have own transport and accommodation and be fully vaccinated.

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.

Visit the Contact page or email admin@vinewise.co.nz for more information or to apply for any vacancies.