Wine Tour Guide (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Part Time

  Swallow Tail Culinary Events and Tours (http://www.swallowtail.ca)

  Vancouver, British Columbia

For the May-October season.  Running day trips into wine country from Vancouver.

Job Description: Friendly and outgoing guide wanted to take private groups out to the Fraser Valley wine region.  Basic wine knowledge and good driving skills are a must.

Credentials: Wine Level 1 preferred or higher ISG or WSET or other applicable wine skills (ie. work in a wine shop/vineyard etc.)
Tasks:
Personality – The guide must be very friendly, informative and comfortable speaking in groups.
Wine 101 Talk – At first winery – Demonstrate to the guests how to assess and appreciate wine;  Appearance, Nose, Palate, Wine descriptors, aeration etc. just a casual chat about the fundamentals of tasting wine.
Driving – Class 5 license, solid safe driving experience.  Guide must feel comfortable with driving groups of 1-6 guests in a mini-van out to the Fraser Valley and back.  Good direction sense is an asset, you will be provided with a google map of the route and expected to stay on schedule from winery to winery.
Lunch – The guide will set out the lunch for the guests and discuss basic food and wine pairing techniques.
Basic Itinerary:
  • Pick up minivan and lunch prior to tour start
  • 10:15am – Pick up guests in Vancouver with tour minivan. Introduce yourself and outline itinerary for the day.
  • 11am – First winery – Wine 101 talk and tasting
  • 12pm – Second winery – Tasting and lunch on the patio with wine 101 discussion
  • 1:30pm – Third winery – Tasting
  • 2:30pm – Fourth winery – Tasting and meet the vintner
  • 3:30pm – Depart for downtown
  • 4:30pm – Guest drop off 1150 Station Street
  • Drop off minivan
Shifts: Candidates would be on call, and we’d contact you to see if you were available anytime we have a tour booking.  It’s very flexible, we just call and see if you want to work.  Approx. 1-4 days a week, work as much as you like.

$100 +tips (which are usually quite good)

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