Tasting Room Manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  S'milka Vista Vineyards (http://www.smilkavista.com)

  1002 Hwy 3 Cawston,BC, British Columbia

S’milka Vista Vineyards

S’milka Vista Vineyards is a Similkameen winery located in South Cawston. We specialize in Viognier, Syrah and the red Bordeaux grape varieties. Our focus is on producing terroir driven wines, with an emphasis on detail in our sustainable farming so that the wines we produce can be produced with minimal human intervention.

As we continue to grow, we are looking to add a tasting room manager to our team. This individual will be responsible for the hospitality experience at S’milka Vista, maintaining daily operations, and leading our customer service operation. This role offers the opportunity to cross-train in the vineyard and cellar which would round the position and possibly lend to full-time year round employment. 


Tasting Room (40%)

  • Guide educational tastings

  • Increase newsletter contacts and grow sales

  • Maintain cleanliness of tasting room and surrounding areas

  • Set and adhere to tasting room budgets and forecasts

  • FulfillFulfil daily, weekly, and monthly reporting 

  • Pack and ship online and wholesale orders as required

Events and Promotion (40%)

  • Assist the Sales and Marketing Manager with events and promotions

  • Manage and execute on-site events

  • Occasionally represent the winery at off-site events

  • Lead media and trade tours and tastings

  • Liaise with key partners, including hotel concierges and wine tour operators

Vineyard & Cellar (20%)

  • Assist the Vineyard Manager with seasonal vineyard work as needed

  • Occasional tasks may include pruning, weeding, plucking 

  • Assist the Winemaker with harvest as required

  • Tasks may include fruit processing, punchdowns, barrel topping, sanitizing, lab analysis


  • Serving it Right

  • Completion of WSET or equivalent considered an asset

  • Wine experience preferred

  • Proven managerial skills in a supervisory role

  • Commitment to detail-oriented hospitality

  • Ability to budget and meet sales targets

  • Experience using Commerce7 (or other POS/CRM platform) an asset

  • Ability to lift 40lbs comfortably and repeatedly 

  • Comfortable standing for long periods of time

Most importantly, we are looking for a passionate individual who can represent us in a positive manner and make our visitors feel welcome. We are looking to build a community and support the unique features of the Similkameen Valley. If you are interested in joining us, please email your resume to [email protected]


Fair wages, and opportunity for commissions and gratuities. Possible housing available.



How To Apply

Please feel free to contact Jennifer with any questions at 7787558188

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