Job Status: Filled

Hospitality Manager & Production Assistant (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Culmina Family Estate Winery (

  Oliver, British Columbia

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated wine service professional with a desire to provide Icon standard guest experiences, manage and execute 5-star winery events, and contribute to the ongoing operations of our vineyard and teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with a small team and develop your knowledge of the wine industry and the Golden Mile Bench in particular.  Reporting directly to the Director of Sales & Marketing, this is position involves full time, year-round work for the right candidate.

The details of the position are as follows:

Hospitality Program Coordination

  • Recruit and train seasonal Tasting Room staff as required
  • Coordinate weekly targets for the Tasting Room staff
  • Manage daily operation of Culmina’s Guest Management & POS software
  • Train and coach seasonal staff in: standards of presentation; wine service; retail sales; customer engagement/experience; reaching targets; identifying areas for personal/professional growth
  • Manage Tasting Room expenses within a provided budget
  • Manage stock levels of wine in the Tasting Room from warehouse inventory to ensure sufficient levels for tasting /sale
  • Set standards for and manage the cleaning service

Tasting Room Operations Execution

  • Carry out Tasting Room inventory counts
  • Execute all Hospitality offerings
  • Manage POS cash and deposits
  • Ensure cleanliness of the entire front of house
  • Support fulfillment activities 

Winery Event Coordination & Execution

  • Manage relationships with external operators, securing rentals and reservations when required
  • Support the planning of all 2018 events
  • Execute all events from inception to completion, taking responsibility for event staffing, parking, menu planning, guest management, catering company relations, wine service, etc
  • Support Culmina’s communication efforts at winery events on social media

Vineyard & Winery Operations Support

  • Assist the cellar team during the vintage with lab testing, bin reception, sorting fruit, barrel topping, and cleaning
  • Assist the vineyard team during the winter months in pruning, tying

Promotional Event Brand Ambassador Support

  • Support the scheduling and execution of in-store tastings
  • Attend off-site wine festivals representing the brand

Fulfilment Activity Support

  • Pack cases for shipment,
  • Prepare pallets for shipment

We look forward to hearing from you about the prospect of joining our team!

Culmina Family Estate Winery is a family-run winery estate located on the Golden Mile Bench. Conceived in 2007, Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs started with a simple goal: to make the highest quality wines possible from their family's own estate. Channeling their lifelong passion and resources into their new property, Culmina represents their commitment to excellence, as well as their desire to craft icon quality wines reflective of their origins. Since opening its doors in 2013, Culmina offers the opportunity to explore a very limited release of carefully crafted wines at their state-of-the-art winery and Tasting Room. Culmina’s highly sought after wines may now be found in top restaurants and retail locations across the country. 

Very competitive remuneration is negotiated upon offer and commensurate with experience.

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