Sommelier & Wine Ambassadors (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  CheckMate Artisanal Winery (

  Oliver, British Columbia

At Checkmate, exceptional wines are patiently crafted using time honoured techniques, with an emphasis on hand work in the vineyard and the winery.  Established in 2013, Checkmate has quickly built a reputation for some of North America’s most highly acclaimed wines.

CheckMate Artisanal Winery is looking for a passionate, guest oriented and committed individual to join us as a Sommelier or Wine Ambassador to assist with all aspects of the Guest Experience offerings at CheckMate Artisanal Winery.

Want to know more? You will…

·       Be responsible for daily, weekly and monthly sales targets in the tasting room

·       Lead vineyard and winery tours and tastings for guests, wine club members, VIPs, and other industry visitors

·       Ensure each guest has access to the right CheckMate experience based on their requests for the visit, purchase, tour, and tasting

·       Convert guests to Wine Club Members through excellent, unique guest experiences and offerings

·       Build and maintain relationships with guests and wine club members through connections and professional outreach

·       Promote all new wine releases, upcoming events/promotions,

·       Participate in any Special Events, VIP tasting or tours, and Proprietor’s events

·       Assist and support other functions of the winery as needed


Must haves:

·       2+ years of guest service experience, tasting room experience preferred

·       ISG/WSET Certification preferred

·       Confidence in speaking in front of a group, leading educational wine tastings and tours

·       Quick learner, able to comprehend, incorporate & impart knowledge effectively

·       Passionate about the wine industry

·       Team player who can also work independently

·       First Aid training is an asset

·       Serving it Right

If you’re looking for a winery where you can develop your skills, connect with industry leaders, and be a part of the story for CheckMate, this could be the role for you! 

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