HARVEST 2020 – Berry Analyst - Hawkes Bay

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Villa Maria Estate Ltd - Hastings - Hawkes Bay
About us
Villa Maria is 100% family-owned business with sites in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. Villa Maria and is New Zealand’s Most Awarded winery. For the last four consecutive years Villa Maria has been named in the top ten most admired wine brand and earlier this year, was recognised as one of the top three most admired wine brands in the world as judged by Drinks International.  The Villa Maria family of wineries includes Villa Maria, Vidal Estate, Esk Valley, Te Awa and Left Field. At Villa Maria we are as passionate about our people as we are about producing quality wine, so in joining us, you’ll get to work with a great team of people who genuinely love what they do.
The Role
We are now seeking a Berry Analyst to join us in Hawkes Bay for the 2020 Harvest season. Duties will vary and may include carrying out daily analysis around the sugar and acidity levels, running pH, TA, Brix, and providing continuous updates to the Viticulture and Lab teams.
The Harvest employment period is March to April. Shift work will be required and during the peak of Harvest working up to 10 hour shifts.
About You
We want to hear from energetic, self-motivated people with a hands-on approach.  Experience in the wine industry and an interest in wine would also be an advantage.
You will be travelling throughout Hawkes Bay visiting our vineyards to collect samples regularly so you will need to hold a valid New Zealand Drivers Licence.
Other desired qualities:
  • Good attention to detail in all operations to achieve optimal fruit and wine quality
  • Great initiative and drive for continuous improvement in vineyard operations
  • Excellent communication and a commitment to workplace safety
If you want to be a part of a truly passionate team this Harvest, apply today! 
Only applicants who are eligible to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.  

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