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

Full Time

  Le Vieux Pin & LaStella wineries (http://levieuxpin.ca)

  Oliver, British Columbia

Le Vieux Pin & LaStella wineries

Full time & Part time - May to October 2023

As two of Canada’s foremost boutique wineries, Le Vieux Pin and LaStella have become synonymous with producing exceptionally refined wines.  Le Vieux Pin is located on the famed Black Sage Bench, and LaStella is situated by the stunning Osoyoos Lake in the South Okanagan Valley. We have upwards of 80 acres of prime vineyards across North Oliver, Golden Mile, Black Sage Bench, and the Osoyoos Lake District. In our commitment to excellence, Le Vieux Pin and LaStella practice low input viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking to make exclusive wines that carry with them a sense of time and place.  As a member of Sustainable Winegrowing BC, we utilize sustainable farming and deficit irrigation to achieve low yields and complex, concentrated flavours in our grapes. We are producing ultra-premium wines and every step of the process is detail oriented from the vineyard to the bottle in a sustainable way.

We are recruiting 1 full time and 1 part time Tasting Room Associate for our upcoming 2023 season, starting in May 2023 and ending upon selling out or October 31st 2023, whichever comes first.  

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and hardworking team players to work with us in our tasting room. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, a positive “can-do” attitude, and be able to clearly articulate our story, philosophy, and the practices that make us who we are.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

§  Opening and closing the tasting room

§  Greeting all visitors to the tasting room, and educate guests about LaStella and Le Vieux Pin

§  Deliver an exceptional customer experience from start to finish, through conversation, tasting, and sales

§  Pour and describe our wines, history, people, philosophy, vineyard, and cellar practices. Provide an overall education of what makes our wines unique

§  Assisting and driving sales by encouraging guests to purchase wine and enrolling them in wine clubs

§  Maintain inventory, the cleanliness and organization of the tasting room / tasting bar at all times, and ensure tasting room is fully stocked with wine.  This includes an end-of-day clean-up of the shop as well as maintaining the cleanliness of the patio, garden, and building 


Position Requirements:

§  Willingness to be pro-active and wear many hats

§  Previous experience in boutique, premium wine sales and or retail / hospitality is considered an asset

§  Candidates must express a sincere interest in wine and passion to develop wine knowledge 

§  Must possess current Serving It Right certification

§  ISG/WSET education is considered an asset 

§  Previous experience with Wine Direct is an asset

§  Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position including repetitive lifting of 30-50 lbs, being able to stand for extended periods of time, as well as navigate stairs

§  Open and flexible schedule for the duration of the season. A successful candidates must be available to work all shifts/days including holidays 


We offer a competitive hourly wage based on experience, great sales incentives, and a staff discount.

Applicants of consideration will be emailed. International applicants will be asked for an approved Canada Work Visa. Please do not call the winery.

How To Apply

Marie-Pier Nicol
[email protected]

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