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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's & Sous Chef

Start Date:  any time
A great opportunity for fully trained Chef de partie's with at least two years of additional 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. As part of our young and vibrant team you will work your magic to create modern European cuisine from wonderful local produce. You are trained in both, classic French Cuisine 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: Chef de Rang & Sommelier's
Start Date: any time

A job for professional people with a heart for wine & hospitality! This role would suit a young chef de rang or Sommelier with at least three years of experience and a proven track record of having worked in high profile 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 need to 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 need to have a valid NZ work visa, NZ residency or qualify for a NZ work & holiday visa.

Vineyard & Winery

Position: Vigneron (Viticulturist or winemaker with excellent viticulturist experience)

Start Date:  immediate start or by agreement

Permanent, full time

Are you looking for a job where you can be involved in every aspect of artisan winegrowing?

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 are looking for someone with sound experience from a similar small but high quality organic wine estate where you have learnt to be hands-on and able to help wherever needed. You should have experience driving a tractor in a close planted vineyard. 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). You 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.

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 Thank you.

Applicants need to be a New Zealand resident or hold a current New Zealand work visa or eligible for a work visa.


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