JOIN OUR LEGACY

Quality and leadership in everything we do – from fine wine to hospitality.

 

We are building a legacy that Craggy Range Employees can be proud of, here’s what drives us;

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If you’re looking to join a team that’s constantly breaking new ground, come and join the legacy we’re building at Craggy Range.

See our current vacancies below to find out more. 

 

Private Housekeeper/Property Coordinator

Craggy Range’s quest for quality and delivering a world class experience is showcased at our Giant’s site in Hawke’s Bay, which is home to our cellar door, restaurant, boutique accommodation and our owners’ immaculate private residence.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced multitasker with experience in maintaining the cleanliness of luxury accommodation and facilities to join our team as a Private Lodge Property Coordinator based within the owners’ private residence.

This role can be tailored to the successful candidate.  There is the option to work 20 hours a week when the owners are not on site, increasing to full time (35-40 hours per week) when the owners are in residence, which is typically 8 weeks of the year across 2-3 visits.  Or alternatively, full time hours are available all year round picking up additional hours each week within another department, dependent on experience.

The Role

The main responsibilities are:

  • Ensuring that the property is maintained to the highest possible standards at all times.
  • General indoor and outdoor household cleaning
  • Watering plants and creating floral arrangements as required
  • Maintaining vehicles
  • Identifying and ensuring that any maintenance issues are dealt with in a timely manner with minimum impact on the family.
  • Weekly visual checking of both inside & outside house including all technical rooms & equipment, logging any issues, and also logging that all is in working order.
  • Scheduling and supervising household maintenance and repairs with contractors and service companies; check and monitor completed work.

 

Additional responsibilities when owners are in residence:

  • Washing and ironing laundry
  • Running errands, grocery shopping and restocking household items as required
  • Basic food preparation as required

 

The successful applicant will have:

  • 2+ years’ experience in cleaning luxury accommodation and facilities (or equivalent, e.g., super yacht)
  • Experience working with high end finishings and understand how various materials are to be treated to be appropriately maintained.
  • Previous experience in a customer service role
  • Full clean drivers’ license
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Ability to adhere to health and safety protocols.

Applications will only be considered for those currently located in NZ with the entitlement to work.  A police check will also be conducted as part of the recruitment process.

Vineyard Cadet

We are advertising an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented graduate to join our Vineyard Cadet Program at our Hawke’s Bay Vineyards.

This role will be based across both our Martinborough and Hawke’s Bay vineyards. Hawke’s Bays 85-hectare vineyard on the Gimblett Gravels, which is comprised of intensively managed, high density, super-premium blocks with cool climate varieties of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay. Martinborough regions Te Muna Road and consists of two distinct terraces the higher comprising very old, stony clay-infused soils perfect for Pinot Noir. The lower terrace provides an excellent environment for Sauvignon Blanc.

The aim of the cadet program is to select a recent graduate and give them broad industry experience to create an excellent foundation for their viticultural career.  The 2-year program will include in depth experience in practical viticultural operations, technical vineyard data collection, contract labour management, organic management, and exposure the decision-making processes in viticultural management.  The program also includes a vintage in our Hawkes Bay winery.

The company’s vineyard sites create an amazing opportunity to gain this experience across a wide range of soil types and grape varieties all aiming at producing world class wines.

The Role

The Vineyard Cadet Role:

The Vineyard Cadet Programme offers comprehensive training in vineyard management, encompassing tasks such as vine care, machinery operations, frost protection, irrigation, technical operations, soil management, harvest techniques, labour management, and general vineyard management. Participants gain expertise in pruning, disease management, canopy maintenance, machinery maintenance, soil monitoring, and grape maturity assessment, among other vital skills. This well-rounded program equips cadets with the knowledge and practical experience necessary for successful vineyard operations and management.

Health and Safety Responsibilities:

Taking reasonable care for his or her own health and safety and ensuring that any action or inaction does not adversely affect the health and safety of others. You will become familiar with and abiding by all applicable company policies and standard operating procedures and relevant statutory obligations. In conjunction with other Craggy Range employees, you will ensure all company buildings, tools, machinery and vehicles are kept to correct standards and secure at all times. You will also assist in the preparation and review of vineyard standard operating procedures.

What we can offer you

  • The ability to kickstart your career in an entry level position in a leading New Zealand winery.
  • Amazing opportunity with exposure to an extensive range of industry experience across a wide range of soil types and grape varieties.

To be considered applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand and a Full Driver’s License. Applicants must also hold the equivalent of NZQA Level 4 Viticulture and Wine Science or experience in a comparable establishment. Please apply through the below link and provide your CV and a Cover Letter.

Technical Assistant - Martinborough

We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to fill fixed-term Technical Assistant positions, with a primary focus on vineyard data collection from October 2024 – May 2025 (flexibility around dates).

The company’s vineyard sites create an amazing opportunity to gain this experience across a wide range of soil types and grape varieties all aiming at producing world class wines.

The Role

As a Technical Assistant, you will play a crucial role in gathering seasonal vineyard data, including shoot, berry and bunch counts and weights. This role will also include pest and disease monitoring and maturity sampling leading up to harvest. In addition to data collection, you will also be involved in carrying out vineyard trials and general vineyard tasks.

Ideally, you will have previous experience or knowledge of vineyard data collection and vine husbandry, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. A NZ drivers license is required and experience with vineyard machinery would also be beneficial.

If you are passionate about viticulture, possess the required skills, and are eager to join the Craggy Range legacy, we encourage you to apply.

To be considered applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand and a Full Driver’s License. Applicants must also hold the equivalent of NZQA Level 4 Viticulture and Wine Science or experience in a comparable establishment. Please apply through the below link and provide your CV and a Cover Letter.

Sous Chef

Our restaurant is positioned as an expression of our local area, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from our garden and a selection of hand–picked producers from our local community. We are looking for a Sous Chef to join a team that pushes standards and develops food that we are really proud of. We always get everyone to run their own section and really pitch in and help with all duties.

The Role

Creating a great team culture sets us apart as a nice place to work while cooking some great food. We provide training and development plans for chefs at every level, setting you up well for your future career. We want to develop our staff into future managers and kitchen leaders – this could be you!

Your responsibilities include maintaining high standards in food preparation and presentation, fostering a positive team environment, and contributing to the training and development of junior staff. Ensure adherence to food safety measures, proper stock management, and personal and kitchen hygiene. Embrace continuous learning for both technical skills and food knowledge. If you’re passionate about culinary excellence and a collaborative work culture, we invite you to be part of our team.

What we can offer you:

  • A minimum guarantee of 30 hours a week
  • Discounts at Craggy Range, Mary’s and Craggy Range Cellar Door.
  • Working with a supportive and desirable team where managers are judged on the way they manage the kitchen meaning everyone will be looked after.
  • Hands on exposure to working with great produce and new techniques every day.

We are a passionate and supportive kitchen with a continually changing menu and a great team environment.

At Craggy Range, we are open lunch and dinner, seven days a week, therefore a flexible roster and work life balance is easily accommodated.

To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand and hold the equivalent of NZQA Level 4 Cookery as well as 2 years experience in a comparable establishment.

Kitchen Hand

Craggy Range Winery is located at the foot of Te Mata Peak, 5 minutes from Havelock North, where it plays host to our award-winning restaurant. Our restaurant is positioned as an expression of our local area, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from our garden and a selection of hand–picked producers from our local community.

 

The Role

As a Technical Assistant, you will play a crucial role in gathering seasonal vineyard data, including shoot, berry and bunch counts and weights. This role will also include pest and disease monitoring and maturity sampling leading up to harvest. In addition to data collection, you will also be involved in carrying out vineyard trials and general vineyard tasks.

Ideally, you will have previous experience or knowledge of vineyard data collection and vine husbandry, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. A NZ drivers license is required and experience with vineyard machinery would also be beneficial.

If you are passionate about viticulture, possess the required skills, and are eager to join the Craggy Range legacy, we encourage you to apply.

 

Section Waiter

Our restaurant’s based in the stunning Hawke’s Bay region have a well-earned reputation for excellence, but we also pride ourselves on having a team culture and style of service that is down-to-earth and approachable. We are a team of motivated and passionate individuals striving for excellence in an enjoyable and relaxed team atmosphere.

We are looking for full time and part time section waiters who are passionate about customer service, and enjoy learning about food and wine. If you are passionate about hospitality, this position is for you.

The Role

What we can offer you:

  • Working with a team of hospitality professionals who are passionate about what they do
  • Personal development – we invest in our team through regular training and training
  • Being part of a fun and helpful team of people who will treat you with respect
  • Discounts at Craggy Range, Mary’s and Craggy Range Cellar Door.
  • Working with a supportive and desirable team where managers are judged on the way they manage the kitchen meaning everyone will be looked after.
  • Hands on exposure to working with great produce and new techniques every day.

At Craggy Range, we are open lunch and dinner, seven days a week, therefore a flexible roster and work life balance is easily accommodated as are the amount of hours you will work.

To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand and have experience in a comparable establishment.

 

Housekeeper and Housekeeping Team Leaders

We are seeking multiple housekeeping positions to join our dynamic housekeeping team. The Giants Site, located in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, is the home of Craggy Range. On this site, you will find a leading Cellar Door experience, an award-winning Restaurant, Luxury Accommodation, and immaculately presented grounds and facilities.

The Role

There are multiple roles available from full-time to casual. Whether you are looking for a weekend position or 30 hours a week, this could be a great fit for you!

As a Housekeeper, you will play a critical role in ensuring the cleanliness and presentation of our Luxury Accommodation meet the highest standards. You will be responsible for a range of tasks, including cleaning guest rooms, public spaces, and staff areas, laundry, restocking guest amenities, and managing inventory. The successful candidate will have an exceptional attention to detail, take pride in their work, and be passionate about delivering a world-class guest experience.

Successful applicants will have a full driver’s license or reliable transport, a high level of attention to detail, a commitment to delivering quality, physical capability to complete the role, a proactive nature, initiative, a great attitude, flexibility, and willingness to learn and take on new tasks. Previous housekeeping experience within a luxury environment is preferred, however, if you have the above attributes, full training is possible, so please get in touch.

We Offer

We offer a competitive salary package, training, and opportunities for career advancement. If you are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences and are committed to maintaining high standards of cleanliness and presentation, please apply with your CV and cover letter.