Viticulture Desperate for Workers
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
By Jared Morgan
Domaine-Thomson viticulturist Simon Gourley knows labour issues well, overseeing recruitment on the company’s vineyard at Pisa. It is a family-owned organic wine producer which alongside its vineyards in Central Otago also operates from Burgundy, France.
In that family-owned spirit, Mr Gourley’s approach to staffing follows the same lines — to create an environment to keep people coming back. “We used to use a lot of backpackers but in the past couple of seasons we have had more students from university.
“That sort of snowballed and we have a pretty solid group of students.”
He had used RSE workers in the past and said they were….CONTINUE READING