Australian and New Zealand Winery Jobs
Australia and New Zealand have many similarities in culture, climate, landscape, and thus, with producing high quality wine. Both countries provide winery job seekers ample opportunity. Australia has jumped up to the seventh largest producer of wine and New Zealand’s tiny landscape manages to still offer over 500 wineries. As a result, both of these countries are surprisingly abundant with wine industry jobs.
Australia prides itself with four main regions for growing Australian wine: New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. Although most wines will be categorized as “South Eastern Australia” wine, this simply means that the grapes have been combined from all different regions. Further the most common types of varietals are Shiraz, Merlot, Semillion, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. NOTE – Check out our partner site FrugalMonkey for Australia travel information.
Although New Zealand had a late arrival to the wine scene, this small country comprised of islands is still impactful on the wine industry. The most vital varietal is the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, although Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Chardonnay still make a case for the countryside. On the north island, the Auckland and Hawkes Bay wine regions are the most influential. For the south island, Central Otago and Marlborough wine regions stick out as most important for the wine growing.
Because both these countries are growing at such a rapid pace, many opportunities at the vineyards and wineries have arisen. This website, Wine Industry Jobs, is dedicated to the job seekers and employers to help both fill their needs. With all the interest in wine for these two regions, many wine and food tours have developed for tourists. Or tourists are just looking for an excuse to drink the entire time on vacation. Either way, if picking grapes isn’t your thing, check out our wine information page for additional information on what a career as a wine tour guide would be like and links to web pages for job opportunities.