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TASTING ROOM SALES ASSOCIATES | Full & Part time (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Hillside Winery & Bistro (

  Penticton, British Columbia

We are searching for talented and energetic people to join our Tasting Room Sales team.

We have Full & Part time seasonal positions available for TASTING ROOM SALES ASSOCIATES beginning May until October.

Applicants must be available to work minimum 20-30 hours/week, weekends and holidays. There is possibility for additional hours if desired.

Position Responsibilities/Duties:


  • Warmly greet and provid guests with an exceptional and memorable tasting experience tailored to guest’s knowledge level 
  • Pour and educate guests about wines; sharing information about our history and philosophy, as well as our winemaking practices
  • Assisting customers with wine purchases
  • Assisting current wine club members, and enrolling new wineclub members
  • Stocking and merchandising shelves
  • Open and Closing duties
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of hospitality areas including the wineshop, courtyard, and  designated tasting areas.
  • Representing the winery at periodic off-site events/farmers markets
  • Assisting with packaging and shipping wine orders
  • Assisting with special events if required
  • Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Previous Serving experience considered an asset for our NEW seated/elevated tastings program
  • Prior experience in hospitality, retail or sales is a bonus
  • WSET Certification or other wine education is an Asset
  • Experience with WineDirect (Vin 65) POS an asset

Required Qualifications:


  • Excellent customer service skill
  • Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Basic knowledge of wine or a keen interest in wine
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Comfort with computers (for our basic point of sale software)
  • Serving it Right Certificate
  • At least 19 years of age 
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements of the job.  These include but are not limited to: 1) lifting up to 40lbs while navigating stairs or equipment, 2) standing for extended periods of time
  • Availability to work weekends, holidays and some evenings


 Hillside winery is located on the Naramata Bench, just minutes from Penticton BC. Established in 1989, we are one the oldest wineries in the region. We have a rich history and  long-standing reputation for providing  exceptional, award winning and unique wines.  We continue to offer our guests the ultimate Naramata Bench experience with terroir-driven wine, locally-inspired cuisine, and striking views of the bench and Lake Okanagan. What’s not to love?


 This is a perfect time to join the Hillside team.  We are expanding our wine & food offerings for 2018, and it promises to be an exciting season. If you are looking to join a fun & dynamic team, and to take part in the continued growth and development of a winery...this position is for you!


We are known for our very warm & welcoming wineshop and pride ourselves on making the wine tasting experience fun and approachable. While the environment is laid-back, the success of our business relies in having a team dedicated to top-notch customer service and an unwavering commitment to be front-line ambassadors of the Hillside brand in a bustling and busy environment.

We offer a competitive hourly wage PLUS sales incentives and commissions.

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