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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 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:  mid Oct or 1 November 2018

Summer season 18/19 from November to end of April

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! 

Applicants for this position should have a valid NZ work visa or NZ residency.

Click here for an application form

Front of House

PositionHospitality 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. Applicants for this position should have a valid NZ work visa or NZ residency.

Please send your CV to Therese Herzog at

Position: Chef de Rang / Sommelier's

Start Date: Summer season 18/19 from mid October / November to end of April 2019

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. Applicants for this position should have a valid NZ work visa or NZ residency.

Click here for an application form Chef de Rang

Click here for application form Sommelier

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.  Applicants for this position should have a valid NZ work visa or NZ residency.

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 Thank you.


"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucius