• Company – Birth and Growth

  • Grapeworx was started in 2001, with a staff of 10 kiwis. Thanks to a COMMITMENT for consistent QUALITY workmanship, and good HONEST hard work, word spread and the business grew alongside the industry.

    Mack and Susy's point of difference is that they consider everyone family - their clients, their staff, and those whom they deal with daily to service the needs of an ever expanding industry.

    They have an unwavering commitment to provide the best SERVICE for their clients, and to PROTECT the RIGHTS and VALUES of their staff.

    Main services include supplying labour, spraying, tractors. Hand and Machinery support to Marlborough's Grape Growers.

  • Management
  • MANAGEMENT

  • OWNER: Mack

    Mack Is The Owner Of Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Started out in the industry on the end of a pair of secateurs (type of pruning shears).

    Mack Pouwhare started contract pruning in 1998 and in 2000 won the Silver Secateurs - a competition developed to encourage a high standard and to recognise the skills of grapevine pruners.

    Mack started the business, Grapeworx, in 2001 as a 'winter job'. It quickly grew to become an industry leader, supplying labour force to growers all over Marlborough – reaching up to the Wairau Valley township, down to the Awatere Valley, and out to Tua Marina.

    Mack and Susy also wear a grower's hat, with a little over 30 hectares of Sauvignon grapes. This gives them with a unique perspective with understanding their client's requirements.

    Mack is an industry leader, well known for his cheeky sense of humor, incredible hard work, and no nonsense approach to life.

    Often found in the vineyards doing tractor work, when he is not off representing New Zealand in Clay Target Shooting.

  • OFFICE MANAGER: Susy

    Susy Is A Office Manager At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    With a background in administration for several government agencies, Susy supported the new business by running the books from their spare room at home.

    Attending every free course she could at local NMIT, she learnt how to run and grow the admin side of the business.

    It grew so fast that in 2005, they employed an accountant and part-time admin help. The office now boasts 3 full time administrators.

    Susy makes sure the books are spot on, manages all labour accommodation, and helps with RSE Pastoral care. Susy is mum to about 250 people.

  • MANAGER: Moo

    Moo Is A Manager At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Qualified in marketing from Bangkok University. He came to New Zealand on holiday, loved the people and culture, and came back to work and live.

    Grapeworx employed Moo as a casual labourer in 2007, he quickly grew his knowledge of the industry gaining Level 4 Viticulture and Grow Safe Chemical handling. His natural ability to lead shone brightly, and he made supervisor three years later.

    In 2013, with the help of Mack and Susy, he gained New Zealand residency for himself and his growing family.

    He became Manager in 2014, and has since been sharing his infectious cheeky nature, liaising with clients, coordinating staff, and working to recruit RSE staff annually with Tanya. Moo also supports all RSE staff with pastoral care.

  • OPERATIONS MANAGER: Tanya

    Tanya Is A Operations Manager At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Moved back to Blenheim from Australia in 2014 to learn the family business so her parents could have a well-earned weekend (or two) off.

    She has a background in Television Production and Radio, but learnt the business quickly, and completely overhauled the work flow process in 2015, creating a bespoke online work system.

    Tanya is the office-based grower liaison, and coordinates all new employment into the business. She works closely with MSD and backpackers, all aspects of Immigration and RSE Recruitment.

  • FLEET MANAGER: Jeffrey

    Jeff Is A Fleet Manager At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Joined the family business in 2018.

    His duties include supervising the tractor drivers; managing and maintaining the tractor and vehicle fleet; and general engineering.

    Jeff's background is in winery engineering and stainless steel fabrication. He has been a fitter, welder, and fabricator for 12+ years.

  • ADMINISTRATION: Levi

    Levi Is A Administrator At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Mack and Susy's grandson (Jeffrey's son).

    Joined Grapeworx after leaving school in 2016. He has quickly become an important part of the office administration.

  • Supervisors
  • SUPERVISORS

  • Santi

    Santi Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Senior Supervisor
    (Level 4 Viticulture)
    Photographic memory of client blocks.

  • Pong

    Pong Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Supervisor
    (Level 4 Viticulture)
    Specialises in all wire-related jobs.

  • Tao

    Tao Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Supervisor
    (Level 4 Viticulture)
    Won Silver Secateurs
    Specialises in pruning.

  • Nok

    Nok Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Supervisor
    (Level 2 Viticulture)
    Won Silver Secateurs
    Specialises in wrapping.

  • Tom

    Tom Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Supervisor
    (Level 2 Viticulture)
    Specialises in wrapping.
    Also is an AMAZING Thai Chef.

  • Lhan

    Lhan Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Supervisor
    Won Silver Secateurs
    Specialises in hand stripping
    (is faster than a klima!).

  • Ye

    Ye Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Supervisor
    Qualified Teacher from Bangkok University, specialises in wrapping.

  • Noi

    Noi Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Supervisor
    Has great knowledge in every aspect of vineyard contracting.

  • Yo

    Yo Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ

    Tractor Supervisor
    (Level 4 Viticulture and Grow Safe)
    Fully qualified in all tractor requirements.

  • Dave

    Dave Is A Supervisor At Grapeworx Marlborough Ltd Blenheim NZ
  • Has been tinkering with grease and oil since 1960.

    He has been doing preventative maintenance and servicing of the vans, trucks and trailers, rego and WOFs and general vehicle safety checks for Grapeworx since 2009.

  • Vacancies
  • VACANCIES

  • Grapeworx is committed to NEW ZEALANDERS FIRST employment and training.

    For suitable applicants we offer permanent and casual positions, we also offer part time hours for sole parents. And we employ a number of people holding working holiday visas.

    If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please forward your contact details in an email to tanya@grapeworx.co.nz or phone the office on (03) 579 4869.

    See our latest Job Listings on TradeMe:
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs/listings/members/1769868926.htm

  • Giving Back
  • GIVING BACK

  • Grapeworx is proud to sponsor the Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough. Every week they work directly with thousands of Marlborough's young people, across most local schools and colleges.

    We also help out local Sports and Sportspeople, as well as communities in Thailand - donating money to build community amenities, temple fixtures, and help with village identified initiatives.