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

Part Time

  Swallow Tail Culinary Events and Tours (

  Okanagan, British Columbia

For the May-October season.  Running day trips into wine country in the Okangan.

Job Description: Friendly and outgoing guide wanted to take private groups out to the Okanagan 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.)
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 one wine region of the Okanagan 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: Varies depending on which wine area you are visiting (Naramata, Oliver, Kelowna etc.)
  • Pick up minivan and lunch prior to tour start
  • 10:15am – Pick up guests at their hotel. Introduce yourself and outline itinerary for the day.
  • 11am – First winery – Wine 101 talk and tasting
  • 12pm – Second winery – Tasting and lunch
  • 1:30pm – Third winery – Tasting
  • 2:30pm – Fourth winery – Tasting (and a 5th winery if you have time)
  • 4:30pm – Guest drop off at their hotel
  • 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. 0-2 days a week, work as much as you like.


$100 +tips (which are usually quite good)

How To Apply

Please send your resume to the listed email address Also outline when you would be available for shifts and how many shifts ideally you'd like a week.

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