Winemakers plan, supervise and coordinate the production of wines from selected varieties of grapes.
Depending on the size of the winery, the role may also incorporate elements of process development, packaging development, quality assurance, and sales & marketing. Those working in small wineries may be responsible for the whole winemaking process, from the growing of the grapes to the bottling and marketing of the finished wine.
Qualifications and competencies required:
A relevant tertiary qualification (for example):
Bachelor of Wine Science,
Bachelor of Technology (Food Technology),
Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Human Nutrition).
Analytical, good communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, project management skills, and familiarity with relevant systems and software.
Mid career salary:
Winemakers with appropriate qualifications have good job prospects in New Zealand.
Your career path can lead into technical management, operations management, marketing management, general management.
Typical companies to work for:
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