Here at Peacock Sky Vineyard, most of our people come from somewhere else, looking for some place inspiring to settle for a time and continue on their life’s learning path. We invest in our chefs, wine makers, tasters, servers, gardeners, cleaners and drivers who then bring their love and their life’s passions to us.
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When this gem, from Australia, found out about job opportunity in Peacock Sky Vineyard, she didn’t hesitate to apply. Now you’ll find her running our Cellar Door or doing tastings. It’s no wonder that Gemma gave up driving dump truck in the mines, because anyone doing one of her tastings will be able to see her passion for wine!
When not hiking or kayaking, you can find Gemma spending her free time visiting other wineries. It’s no surprise that her future plans are located with vineyards and wine making. Maybe one day we will see her making wines for Peacock Sky!
And what would this wine enthusiast recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky Vineyard for lunch? Her favourite pairing is aromatic Pinot Gris and Green Curry Soup with tofu.
As she welcomes guests to Peacock Sky, this Scot definitely feels at home. If Fiona hadn’t followed her passion for hospitality, she might be working in one of her childhood dream jobs as a vet or an actress. Luckily for us, Fiona loves hospitality! We are happy to have her as part of the Peacock Sky team, with her passion for customer service!
When not working as our Office Manager, or entertaining our guests, you might find Fiona exploring different restaurants and bars on Waiheke Island. Turns out she already had some top tips from friends who already live on the island, as well as from a friend back in Glasgow who is part of the Peacock Sky Alumni!
And what would Fiona recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky to have for lunch? Her favourite combo is the Great Dane Platter with our 2014 Blanc de Noirs; because they are the best combination to share between friends.
Since Nacho was a child, his dream was to become a chef. His dream was inspired by his Italian roots and especially by his mother and grandmother. When Nacho heard about a job opportunity at Peacock Sky, he said yes in a second! Now he’s happy to lead the team as Head Chef, and having fun with a “beautiful work group”.
Nacho’s plans for the future include spending more time in New Zealand before traveling and working in kitchens across the world. Not forgetting his passion for soccer! You can find this Argentinian in the field playing soccer or cheering for his favourite team, Boca Juniors.
And what does this chef recommend when you’re coming to Peacock Sky to have lunch? His favorite Peacock Sky wine is 2014 Pure Merlot, to be accompanied with my favorite dish, the Sirloin Steak, that will be on the summer menu”
If Anaïs hadn’t followed her passion for food, she might have become an astronaut. From delicious steaks to beautiful desserts, there’s nothing that this “petite chef” from Réunion Island can’t assist our Head Chef with. It’s no wonder that Anaïs’ plans for the future include having her own restaurant!
When not creating delicious food, you can find Anaïs walking at the beach or hiking around the Waiheke Island. You could say appreciating nature is one of Anaïs’s favourite things…right after cooking of course!
And what would Anaïs recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky to have lunch? Her favourite combo is our Ricotta & Sundried Tomato Ravioli, enjoyed with 2014 Pure Malbec.
When Martin joined our team, he started as a dishwasher. In a short time, this Argentinian proved to be multi-skilled and that’s why he is now part of Peacock Sky’s kitchen team, bringing his knowledge of Argentinian and Italian food to New Zealand.
Martin is keen on soccer so you can find him out playing soccer or walking on the beach. He also loves dancing, so you might even see him rocking the dance floor Sunday nights at Malones, enjoying some Latina rhythms.
And what does Martin recommend for people having lunch at Peacock Sky? Because he doesn’t drink alcohol at all, he recommends a cold cup of milk enjoyed with some Signature criss-cut Westies.
When Hanna was looking at Peacock Sky Vineyard’s website and found out that we were looking for employees, she didn’t hesitate to apply. Now you can find Hanna doing tastings and sharing her knowledge of wine at Peacock Sky Vineyard. It’s no wonder that Hanna didn’t end up becoming an astrophysicist, because she loves to talk about wine all day long!
When not enjoying long walks or doing yoga, you can find Hanna studying. If not something wine- related, it might be a new language. It’s no surprise that her future plans involve more studies and writing a book!
And what would Hanna, our woman from Sweden, recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky Vineyard for lunch? Her favourite pairing is Cabernet Sauvignon and Brownie Decadence.
As he makes sure everyone is participating Peacock Sky Vineyard’s activity safely, this Englishman is in his element. When Russell saw that Peacock Sky Vineyard was looking for a person to host our new summer activity, Action Pistol Shooting, he applied immediately. Now he’s happy hosting activities, helping everyone else with their duties and having fun with a “small but inclusive team”.
When not hosting activities, you might find Russell doing paddle boarding or just relaxing at the beach. In the future we might see him as a tour guide traveling around the world!
And what would Russell recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky to have lunch? His favourite combo is the White Chocolate and Coffee Pannacotta, with our 2014 Blanc de Noirs.
Arriving on Waiheke with his partner Anaïs, Yoann has joined our close-knit Peacock Sky family as a server and taster, bringing a bit of French charm to our degustation wine tastings. Yoann loves the versatility of the job, and chance to learn new things about wine.
When not exploring new places or doing sunset walks on Waiheke Island, you might find Yoann taking photos, filming or riding a unicycle. It’s not a surprise that his future plans involve directing films!
And what would this golfer, Réunion Island champion for four times, recommend for guests coming to Peacock Sky Vineyard for lunch? His favourite pairing is 2014 Merlot Malbec and Sirloin.
When Virginia was looking at vineyards to work on Waiheke; she found out that we were looking for new employees. Now you can find her serving delicious food and wine, as well as enjoying the family atmosphere of Peacock Sky Vineyard.
When not on a long hike or meeting new people, you can find Virginia working on some of her childhood dreams of designing big buildings and writing a book, all whilst traveling around the world. Maybe one day we will have a chance to admire a new “Palacio Barolo” designed by Virginia!
And what does Virginia, our fantastic Argentinian, recommend to people having lunch in Peacock Sky? Her favourite is our Sirloin Steak with 2014 Pure Malbec (of course!).
When Agustín was looking for work on Waiheke Island, he was attracted to the beautiful surroundings and views at Peacock Sky Vineyard. He has joined our team as a Dishwasher and Bartender, and loves the friendly group of people working here at the Vineyard.
Since arriving on Waiheke, Agustín has enjoyed exploring the island’s beaches in his free time. He also dabbles in knife making and is a trained Blacksmith; a skill which would definitely come in handy if he follows his childhood dream of owning a farm and working with animals.
Augstín’s favourite combo in our restaurant is a big glass of Merlot Malbec, with our Lamb Shank, delicious!
Resident cheery French girl “Andy” tells us that she followed a flock of peacocks all the way from Provence to New Zealand, and found her home here at Peacock Sky…if you don’t believe her, come visit us and take a vineyard tour with her, and she’ll tell you all about it! She has joined our team as a taster and loves working with wine, and a great group of people every day.
Since arriving in New Zealand she has been building on her already vast knowledge of wine, and sampling all that Waiheke has to offer. This will be sure to help in her pursuit of a career as a Wine Maker or Wine Tourism Manager.
Andréane’s favourite combo at Peacock Sky is a glass of our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with the famous, secret recipe Dark Chocolate Brownie.
Meet Sky, the owner of Peacock Sky Vineyard. Or at least how he likes to think.
Usually you can find Sky from the vineyard, hanging out around or begging for a belly rub.
And what does this cute Bordercollie recommend to doggie friends when they come to hang out at Peacock Sky? Sleeping under the table, with some refreshing water that Peacock Sky will provide when having four legged guests.