Sommelier (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Iconic Wineries of British Columbia (http://www.checkmatewinery.com)

  Oliver, British Columbia

Role: Sommelier
Location:
South Okanagan Valley, British Columbia (Oliver – Okanagan Falls)
Job Type:
Hourly contract to begin with long-term development opportunities available

Iconic Wineries of British Columbia is looking for a tasting room Sommelier to assist our Southern Estate Wineries. Primarily located at CheckMate Artisanal Winery, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn, engage and tell the stories of three, premium wineries who share unique history and roots in the Southern Okanagan.

CheckMate Artisanal Winery, Oliver, BC
Meticulously handcrafted small lots of luxury Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Merlot. Some of the most highly-scored wines in Canada – including two perfect 100-point scores.

Road 13 Vineyards, Oliver, BC
Located on the Okanagan’s “Golden Mile Bench.” Road 13 Vineyards continually receives critical acclaim for making wines of exceptional character and are the quintessential expression of the terroir. In 2018, Road 13 won the ‘Canadian Winery of the Year’ Award.

Liquidity Wines, Okanagan Falls, BC
Located in the Heart of Wine Country in Okanagan Falls, Liquidity offers an artisan approach to winemaking – taking you on a journey of the senses that captures the art of winemaking from grape to glass in a stunning space with incredible views and eclectic artwork.

The Life of our Sommelier:

  • Facilitate wine experiences at the southern estates of Iconic Wineries of British Columbia including CheckMate, Road 13 and Liquidity
  • Sharing wine and viticulture knowledge in an educative and engaging approach with our guests
  • Promote all new wine releases, upcoming promotions and Wine Club Memberships
  • Meet daily, weekly and monthly sales targets
  • Answering incoming phone calls, booking reservations and responding to wine shop inquiries
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the wine shop and adhering to COVID-19 protocols and procedures to ensure safety and well-being of our guests and team
  • Process customer sales, provide exceptional guest experiences, identify opportunities to sell wine, Wine Club memberships and additional offerings

 What We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in hospitality, tourism, retail, or guest experience
  • Previous wine knowledge and a passion for the luxury hospitality industry
  • Completed or working towards completion of WSET or ISG certification an asset
  • Degree in Hospitality, Business or related preferred
  • Serving it Right Certification, as well as be of legal age to serve alcohol in BC
  • Must be flexible to work all days and shifts including weekends, holidays, evenings
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position including lifting and carrying up to 40lbs, standing for extended periods of time, navigating up and down stairs

 What’s in it for you?!

  • Competitive Wine Club incentive program
  • Discounts at our Iconic Wineries of British Columbia
  • Mentorship and training from a passionate and enthusiastic leadership and winemaking team
  • Opportunity for career growth and development
  • Ongoing job training and commitment to wine education

If this sounds like you, please send your resume to careers@checkmatewinery.com

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