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

Full Time

  Hillside Winery & Bistro (http://www.hillsidewinery.ca)

  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 now through October.

Applicants must be available to work minimum 20-40 hours/week, weekends and holidays.

Position Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Warmly greet and provide 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 wine club members
  • Stocking and merchandising shelves
  • Open and Closing duties
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of hospitality areas including the tasting room, courtyard, and designated tasting areas.
  • Representing the winery at periodic off-site events and assisting with on-site events.
  • Assisting with packaging and shipping wine orders
  • Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends, holidays and occasional evenings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Serving experience considered an asset
  • Prior experience in hospitality, retail or sales
  • WSET Certification or other wine education is an asset
  • Experience with WineDirect POS an asset

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong 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 40 lbs. while navigating stairs or equipment, 2) standing for extended periods of time
  • Availability to work weekends, holidays and some evenings


Hillside Winery & Bistro 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 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, 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 tasting room and pride ourselves on making the wine tasting experience fun and approachable. While the environment is laid-back, the success of our business relies on 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 very competitive hourly rate plus gratuities and bonuses.

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