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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 certificates and references to We love to meet you!

(Due to the volume of applications we regret that only candidates with the necessary skills will be contacted.)


Position: Chef de partie

Start Date: now until end of April and/or next season October / November

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! 

Click here for an application form

Front of House

PositionHospitality Manager

Start Date: by agreement

We look for someone with a great personality who will manage the hospitality side of our business. This is a hands-on managerial role suits an experienced Sommelier or Restaurant Manager (experience in a Michelin star rated restaurant is essential and a WSET diploma 2 or 3 preferred) who has the necessary credentials and experience to lead and motivate an International team as example and be able to work and achieve target oriented goals and financial revenues.

You will make sure that our Gourmet Restaurant, Bistro & Cottage Accommodation operates efficiently and profitably while maintaining their high reputation. You will be responsible for the business performance of all hospitality entities whilst maintaining world class standards of service and maintaining health and safety regulations and rules. Your tasks combine strategic planning and day to-day management activities including marketing and business development.

You need to be fluent in English language but need to speak at least one preferable two more European languages.

Please send your CV to Therese Herzog at

Position: Chef de Rang / Sommelier's

Start Date: now until end of April and/or next season 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.

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Sales & Marketing 

PositionSales & Marketing Assistant Wine

Start Date: by agreement

The perfect role for a Sommelier with a Marketing or Business degree!

A wonderful entry position into the fascinating wine industry on one of NZ’s most acclaimed artisan wine Estate.

The ideal candidate comes with a high level hospitality background as Sommelier (preferably from a Michelin star rated restaurant) and a business- or marketing degree. You must speak at least two other European languages.

Must have computer skills with: Microsoft Office Suite, Social media applications, Data base, website and web-shop related applications.

This is a busy, versatile and demanding job incorporating all aspects of our estate and knowledge in office, wine sales, marketing and International business is mandatory. You will conduct tasting, tours and host Sommeliers and Wine Professionals from around the world, attend and organise wine related events. This role includes PA duties for all wine related activities of the owner Therese & Hans Herzog.

This role suits a well presented, charming professional with exceptional wine knowledge and communication skills who works well in a top class hospitality and winery environment. This job requires traveling and weekend work.

If you have the necessary skills and a proactive attitude please email your complete CV to: Therese Herzog at


Position: PA to General Manager / Owner

Start Date: by agreement

This is a senior level position that requires extensive administrative skills plus experience in the hospitality and wine industry. We are looking for someone organized, unflappable and authoritative with an impeccable personal brand. We will be relying on you to making sound decisions in a pinch, perhaps under ambiguous circumstances. You tread into managerial duties and occasionally pitching in to replace Therese Herzog. As a small family estate this role is crucial to our business. This job needs a person with authority, initiative and multitasking skills, it’s not an easy job – it’s a commitment.

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 your CV with references to Therese Herzog at Thank you.

Position: Office Host, permanent full time role, Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.30pm

Start Date: asap


Great! If you also have excellent Microsoft office and social media skills, feed the monkeys in Mail Chimp and not afraid to update our website you are getting close to be our "Office Dynamite". You will also need super English writing and communication skills to stay in touch with customers and ambassadors. The office is joined by the Cellar Door and conducting tastings and selling wine is an important duty. You need to love people, wine and selling.

There will never be a dull day with plenty of customer contact to keep you active. It would be awesome if you understand the hospitality as this is part of your territory. If you are a hands-on people person, reliable, pro-active and fun to work with we would love to meet you!

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 Tracy Webb at Thank you.

Vineyard & Winery

Position: Viticulturist (or Winemaker with substantial vineyard experience), 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 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 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 star.

We grow a few fruit trees, Olive trees, have chickens and bees which you hopefully help us to look after as well as composting and other farm duties of a typical small wine estate.

During Vintage you will be hands-on with picking, collecting bins and helping 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 'Vigneron' you should 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 Thank you.

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