Cellar Supervisor

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Villa Maria Estate Ltd - South Auckland - Auckland

A leader in sustainability, innovation and quality, Villa Maria is a family owned winery recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry. Listed as ‘Fourth Most Admired Wine Brand in the World’ Villa Maria now exports to over 60 countries. Villa Maria’s head office, operational winery, daytime restaurant and events centre is situated in a beautiful 40 hectare vineyard park, 10 minutes from Auckland airport.

Our state of the art Auckland winery is unique, offering our employees the opportunity to work with  premium fruit sourced onsite from our Auckland Vineyards as well as the processing of wine from Villa Maria Wineries in Hawkes Bay and Marlborough.

Reporting directly to the Cellar Manager, this role requires individuals who have demonstrated a history of managing teams on the cellar floor.

The principle role of the Cellar Supervisor is to organise their team and the workflow to confidently produce quality wine using processes prescribed by winemakers. There is a need to ensure the integrity and authenticity of different brands and styles of wines unique to individual winemakers.

A strong health & safety focus will underlay a primary quality ethic and the ability to promote a very competent team of cellar hands capable of directing vintage staff. These are fundamental attributes for the applicants.

Applicants are expected to have had at least 5 years’ experience and be at a minimum of level “A” cellar-hand ability. An intimate knowledge of all aspects of wine processing will be required. Team building, staff management, good record keeping and very high level of organisational skills are a necessity for this role as will be a passion for wine and an enthusiasm for embracing new technology and work practises.

The role requires a high degree of flexibility, an expectation of varied work hours and will suit persons comfortable with change.

If you are looking for a position that offers training, responsibility and job satisfaction and you are eligible to work in New Zealand, please apply now.

Applications close 20 Apr 2018