Wine Educator - Black Hills Estate Winery (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)


  Andrew Peller Limited (

  Black Hills Estate Winery - 4190 Black Sage Road Oliver, BC V0H 1T0, British Columbia


At Andrew Peller Limited (APL), we deliver the perfect brand experience for every lifestyle, occasion, and generation. Through collaboration, open communication, honesty, drive to win, and accountability, we inspire teammates to be extraordinary every day.

Who We Are

We are Canada's largest and oldest wine companies with a rich heritage in quality winemaking.

We produce some of Canada's most recognized brands and offer our teammates a challenging and rewarding employment experience.

Black Hills Estate Winery is situated on the scenic Black Sage Bench in Oliver, British Columbia and has been producing premium wine in this region since 1999. Known for the Nota Bene, a Bordeaux inspired blend, our focus is precise vineyard management, minimal intervention in the winery, and world class wine experiences offered to the thousands of visitors we see annually.

We are currently seeking hospitality focused individuals for a handful of roles at Black Hills Winery. We offer a unique seated and guided tasting experience for which we are hiring for Wine Educators, start date varies between March-May.

We are recruiting Wine Educators with formal wine training (most often WSET 3 or equivalent) to conduct our seated and guided tasting experiences. You will tell the exciting story of BC's emerging wine region and pour through a selection of our premium wines, with sales always being top of mind. Each Wine Educator acts as a spirited brand ambassador and conveys a consistent positive brand story to all clients & team members.

We offer:

  • Thirty-Five to Forty Average weekly hours during peak season*
  • A monthly commission on all wine sales in the Retail store, as well as wine club sign up bonuses for every new member sign up.
  • The hourly rate with commission, wine club sign up bonus and gratuities will help you earn up to fourty five dollars per hour
  • Employee gift card to be used on products, restaurant, or experiences
  • Access to our Employees Assistance Program, Learning Library and Development Seminars
  • Best in class wine education program

We are looking for teammates with:

  • A passion for the wine & hospitality industry
  • WSET 3 or ISG/CAPS or CMS certification preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and non-verbal
  • The ability to work under pressure and in very fast paced environments
  • Ability to be a brand ambassador and convey our message with genuine pride
  • Due to our seated tasting format, those with restaurant experience preferred.

Teammates will be accountable for:

  • Creating memorable luxury guest experiences
  • Sharing wine and viticulture knowledge in a fun and engaging way, pouring through, explaining our wine flights and encouraging customers to become Wine Club members
  • As a Wine Educator you will drive for higher sales and are expected to achieve individual and team targets
  • Responsible for cash reconciliation at the end of the day, helping maintain the cleanliness of the wine shop, and keeping up with the polishing of wine glasses throughout each day.

We are conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Andrew Peller Limited is committed to meeting the needs of persons with temporary and/or permanent disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are happy to discuss any need for accommodation in the workplace and will make an effort to meet those needs a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in the areas of information, communications, and employment.

How To Apply

Please apply to this role via our Career Site at

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