Job Status: Filled

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

Full Time

  Big Head Wines (

  823 Line 6 Road, NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, Ontario

Who We Are:

We have been making wine in the area for over twenty years. This is the first winery from Andrzej Lipinski and family. Started in 2011 with 3 barrels of Chenin Blanc, Big Head grew in reputation, size and breadth to a 20,000 case production and a 42 wine portfolio. Our focus is on unique grape varieties, ambient fermentation, and using techniques to push the limit on flavour profile and intensity. We are known for appassimento and whole-cluster techniques. The goal is always unlocking the full potential of the vintage and fruit, while maintaining balance. Our RAW line was launched in 2016 and focuses on a pure expression of the fruit, using only ambient fermentation, concrete maturation, and the wines are bottled unfiltered. We source only the best fruit from the Niagara Region, working closely with growers that share our attention to detail and pursuit of the highest quality.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Tasting Room Associate. This is a full-time, seasonal position that is set to commence in July 2023 and wrap at the end of October 2023. Depending on the candidate, there may be opportunity to renew as a full time permanent employee. This position works closely with and reports directly to the Operations Team at Big Head Wines.

The Tasting Room Associate is instrumental in driving daily front-of-house activities and objectives at Big Head. They thrive in a face paced environment, provide exceptional guest experiences and are passionate about wine, food, service, life.

The Tasting Room Associate works collaboratively with an excellent team of hospitality/wine professionals, managing an evolving task list throughout their workday.

At Big Head we value passion, initiative, knowledge, teamwork, and a strong point of view; folks who feel energized by the exchange of information in a beautiful, hospitality driven setting. If this sounds like you, we would love to chat!

The Tasting Room Assoicate must have open availability throughout high season and an understanding that hours can be at times, irregular. Weekends are a non negotiable, and October availability is required.

Skills and Responsibilities:

The job duties below are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by individuals assigned to the role of Tasting Room Associate. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

  • maintaining a clean and professional working environment
  • guiding guests through their tasting experience in a thoughtful and hospitable way
  • handling retail transactions
  • stocking of products and merchandise
  • maintaining a positive working environment
  • bussing & polishing glassware
  • cleaning and maintenance of the facility
  • labeling, bottling, waxing, capsuling as required
  • other duties as assigned


  • Formal Wine Training, WSET considered an asset
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs
  • Smart Serve Certified under new guidelines
  • Hospitality experience 2+ years

Hours of Work:

  • Predominantly 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Weekends required (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Resume & Cover Letter Required


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