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

Part Time

  Tawse Winery (http://www.tawsewinery.ca)

  Vineland, Ontario

 

We are seeking a motivated, positive and knowledgeable wine enthusiast to join our hospitality team. This individual must be dedicated to delivering excellent guest experiences through sharing the Tawse story, expansive wine portfolio and viticulture and winemaking practices in a fast-paced retail environment.

The ideal candidate will exude positivity, be naturally outgoing, thrive in a team environment, have great attention to detail and be consistently punctual. Flexibility in scheduling (weekday, weekend, holidays and the occasional evening) is required. This is a part-time position and weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are mandatory.

 

Duties:

-          Provide exceptional and memorable guest experiences for all customers.

-          Conduct structured tasting sessions and tours of the vineyards/winery.

-          Enthusiastically strive to meet daily sales targets.

-          Handle daily opening and closing procedures – including daily inventory and cleaning.

-          Assist with the promotion, delivery, set-up and tear-down of special onsite hospitality events.

-          Participate and represent the winery at offsite functions, when/if required.

 

Requirements:

-          Exemplary customer service skills with a proven track record in hospitality and sales.

-          Wine knowledge and previous tasting bar experience is preferred. WSET or other wine training a definite asset.

-          Enthusiasm and desire to learn about all aspects of the craft is a must.

-          Comfortable with public speaking and a strong multi-tasker.

-          Able to lift 16Kg cases of wine and stand for long periods of time and navigate stairs.

-          Above the age of 18 with Smart Serve certification and access to personal transportation.

Assets:

-          Bilingualism.

-          Formal wine education at an accredited establishment.

Please send resumes to John-Daniel Steele at jd.steele@tawsewinery.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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