Tasting Room Associate (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Part Time

  French Door Estate Winery (http://www.frenchdoorwinery.com)

  Oliver, British Columbia

Tasting Room Associate – Part/Full Time: April - October 2023, 4 days/week

French Door Estate Winery is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard. Founded in 2019, we are located on the beautiful Black Sage Bench, South of the town of Oliver. 

Terroir, sustainability and passion is our philosophy all the way from soil to glass.

Our 10-acre property is planted with 100% vinifera vines on beautiful, expressive soils that have resulted in rich, lush, and character driven wines.

We are looking for wonderful new team members. Your graciousness and personalities will be key to a rewarding experience for our guests and employees.

Duties and skills include

-        Greeting guests upon arrival, or by phone if necessary.

-        Provide seated wine tastings on the patio or inside the tasting room and at the tasting bar.

-        Provide an educational experience promoting and selling French Door wines. 

-        Promote Wine Club memberships to guests and process club sign-ups.

-        Strong customer service skills.

-        Responsible for sales transactions. This includes taking payment, packing orders, and helping guests by carrying out their orders to their cars.

-        Multi-tasking, organizing, cleaning, re-stocking.

-        Perform various cleaning duties including but not limited to: re-setting tables, washing, polishing and restocking glassware, cleaning washrooms and general housekeeping of the Wine Shop (floors, windows, watering plants, garbage and recycle, etc.). 

-        Being mindful of the tasting room, restrooms, and outside areas, completing general clean-up of all guest areas throughout the day.


Mandatory qualifications

-        Serving It Right

-        Weekend availability including stat holidays throughout the season.

-        Wine knowledge an asset (WSET or similar).

-        19 years of age at a minimum

-        Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs (a typical case of wine)

-        Ability to work outside and be on your feet for extended periods of time (6 to 8 hours).


Personal Qualifications

-        Friendly and polite nature that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

-        Provide excellence in guest services at all times.

-        Serving experience is an asset.

-        French, Spanish or other spoken languages are an asset

-        Responsible and committed.

-        A love for wine and a thirst for knowledge.


Hourly Wage: $21/hr plus generous gratuities
Wine allowance and staff discount provided

How To Apply

Please email [email protected] your resume

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