Join the Family
Ambitious? Want your career to go places? It's time to work at the highest level and build up fantastic knowledge and experience in an exceptional high quality environment at one of the most admired Wine Estate's in New Zealand!
You find us in the heart of Marlborough's famous wine region where we offer complete luxury and indulgence - from the culinary creations of the iconic Gourmet Restaurant, the casual Bistro to the world renowned organic, single vineyard wines. Our people have drive and personality used to provide outstanding experiences in Hospitality, Vineyard & Winery or Office. Warm, pro-active people with a can do attitude to maintain our reputation as a must-visit destination - and we invite you to become part of it.
Contact Please email your complete CV with cover letter, certificates and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to meet you!
Our small office team will respond to all complete applications (see above) who show the necessary skills as outlined below.
Position: Chef de partie
Start Date: Relief Chef (ideally tournant) until end of May
Summer season 18/19 from October / November to May
A great opportunity for a young creative Chef de partie / Sous Chef with experience from other outstanding fine dining restaurants (Guide Michelin star rated or similar) to join a small team of young talented chefs.
If you are committed to produce amazing food this is your chance to experience beautiful Marlborough in New Zealand whilst keeping up with your culinary career. Our young chefs work their magic to create modern European cuisine from wonderful local produce using both classic and contemporary techniques for an incredible tasting menu for our Gourmet Restaurant and creative a la carte dishes for our casual Bistro.
You must be used to perform consistently on a high level of cooking and able to work independent with high standards in hygiene and cleanliness. We embrace a collegial and friendly atmosphere to encourage creativity and look for young 'chef star's' who are fun to work with. A professional and fully equipped bright kitchen with wonderful views into the garden is your working environment.
If you deserve this chance, email your CV for a life changing experience!
Front of House
Position: Hospitality Operations Manager
Start Date: by agreement
This is a hands-on senior Manager role that suits an experienced Restaurant Manager (experience from Michelin star rated restaurants or similar required) with a Sommelier diploma or advanced WSET diploma. You need to have the necessary credentials and experience to lead and motivate an International team and be able to work and achieve target oriented goals and financial revenues. Your responsibility includes the day to-day management activities as well as strategic planning, marketing and business development for the entire hospitality side of our business (Gourmet Restaurant, Bistro, Cottage Accommodation and Cellar Door). Your background allows you to operate efficient, profitable and increase business performance whilst maintaining our world class standards and reputation. You are familiar with health and safety regulations and rules.
You speak English perfectly but need to speak one more European language like German or French fluently, ideally both.
Please send your CV to Therese Herzog at email@example.com
Position: Chef de Rang / Sommelier's
Start Date: Summer season 18/19 from October / November
A job for people with a heart for wine & hospitality! This role would suit a chef de rang or Sommelier with good food experience and a proven track record, having worked in high profile hotels or Restaurants. Passionate folks with a deep-rooted ability to deliver kind and generous service with big hearts, tons of passion, determination to learn, commitment, and an innate kindness that results in extraordinary service.
You take your career seriously with high service standards and strive to further your wine knowledge to become a great host and ambassador for our Estate.
Vineyard & Winery
Position: Viticulturist / Vigneron (or Winemaker with substantial vineyard experience). You work directly with Hans Herzog in a sole charge capacity. Permanent, full time, Monday to Friday
Start Date: by agreement
Hans Herzog Estate is one of New Zealand’s most treasured artisan winery and Hans Herzog a well-respected viticulturist/winemaker. Emphasis is on our organic vineyard to make sure our vines produce the best possible grapes – with over 25 different grape varieties a great and exciting challenge for every viticulturist. Vineyard and Winery are certified organic with BioGro and we also try to align our work to the moon constellation. Lots of manual work goes into vineyard management for a low yielding crop of exceptionally concentrated fruit. Wines (a tiny 2,500 cases per year) are made naturally in our fully equipped winery with its own bottling & labelling equipment and we are proud of our reputation of producing some of the world’s greatest wines.
We look for a trained viticulturist with or without winemaking practice or winemakers with sound viticulture and tractor experience. It would be awesome to have experience from a similar small but high quality organic estate where you have learnt to be hands-on and able to help wherever needed. You should be a bit of a “Jack of all trades” with a “can do” attitude.
Position summary and required skills
You have all the necessary skills and love to carry out all required work in the vineyard unsupervised (from pruning and all the work in-between to vintage) and have good physical strength and endurance. A big part of your job will be riding a flash Fendt tractor in a close planted vineyard! A forklift shouldn't be alien either and if you are handy with maintaining machinery and equipment for vineyard and winery you are a star.
We grow a few fruit trees, olive trees, have chickens and bees which you will help us looking after including composting and other farm duties which occur on a small wine estate.
During Vintage you will be hands-on with everything, including picking, collecting bins and assist Hans in the winery.
Great if you already worked with bottling and labelling machines and don't mind dispatching orders or helping with stock control and other minor paper work.
Oh, and we should mention that you really need to have a passion for high quality wines when working with Hans. Every week the whole team comes together and Hans generously open wines from around the world for us to sip, analyse, savour and learn. To work for our highly quality focussed and highly productive 'Vigneron' you should be equally hard-working and have a warm-hearted, "switched on" personality and be fun to work with.
If the above sounds like somewhere you would like to work and enjoy to be part of an International team, please email your CV with references to Therese Herzog at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Position: Hospitality Executive
Start Date: by agreement
This is a senior level position that requires experience in the hospitality, and wine industry along with strong administrative skills. We are looking for someone organized, unflappable and authoritative with an impeccable personal brand.
We will be relying on you to help manage and streamline processes, exercise your analytical thinking to aid in making sound decisions in a pinch and work collaboratively with the office and service staff. You will also work proactively with the tourism industry to promote our charming vineyard cottage and packages. You tread into managerial duties and occasionally pitch in to act for the owners. As a small family estate this role is crucial to our business.
Our renowned artisan winery with it iconic Gourmet Restaurant and Bistro plays a large role in selling our handcrafted wines. This makes for a busy, fast paced environment especially during the summer season. Staying focused can be a challenge when a whole brigade of International restaurant staff is buzzing around. The office is joined by the Cellar Door and conducting tastings and selling wine is an important duty especially in the quieter winter month. You need to love people, wine and selling.
We are not a corporate environment and that little bit more involvement is necessary. You will be part of a small team, ‘hands to the pump’ to get the job done and work in the interest of the passionate and hard-working owners.
If the above sounds like somewhere you would like to work and a team you would like to be part of, please email a cover letter and your CV with references to email@example.com. Thank you.
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