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Giesen Wines seeks graduate for prestigious two-year programme

rsz_giesen_vineyard_1Giesen Wines is searching for an enology and viticulture graduate to join the family owned producer.

The successful applicant will start with the firm in January and work at Giesen’s Premium Organic high density vineyards in Marlborough until September when he/she will move to the more conventional Estate vineyards. The 2017 programme starts with vintage experience in Giesen’s Marlborough Winery, then on to France, staying at the Giesen Brothers Estate in Puligny Montrachet, Burgundy. In addition, the successful graduate will spend time visiting the sales team in the UK, US and Australia.

Established in 1981, the Giesen brothers are seen as one of the pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry and own 13 vineyards in the prized Wairau Valley in Marlborough. It has built itself into a strong brand both domestically and also on the international stage where they export premium quality wine across the world.

The company produces a diverse portfolio of wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah across its Estate and Premium vineyards.  

Rhyan Wardman, general manager of Giesen’s Marlborough operations, said the company is keen to help younger people get into the wine industry. “Theo, Alex and Marcel are really committed to helping develop the next generation of winemakers and viticulturists – people who have a passion for growing premium grapes and making world class wines.”

“We want to attract young professionals and give them industry wide experience in viticulture, winemaking and sales and marketing across multiple markets. “

 Applications close November 30, and for more information contact:

Rhyan Wardman, 021 311 244,