Sommelier with Winery Logistics

Waiheke Island

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Company: Tantalus Estate


Uploaded: 29 October 2019

Closes: 29 November 2019

Sommelier with Winery Logistics
This role is a collaboration between the Cellar Door and Winery and involves close communication with the Cellar Door Manager and Winemaker.  

This role requires:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Personable and professional demeanour with co-workers and guests
  • Knowledge of wines, beers, cocktails, and food
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to handle pressure and high-stress situations and maintain a relaxed and positive manner 

Duties in the Cellar Door and Winery include, but not limited to:

  • Greeting and interacting with guests in a friendly and professional manner
  • Completing food and drink orders
  • Taking customer orders in a professional and friendly manner
  • Ensure tables are properly maintained and cleared, drinks are topped up, etc.
  • Running and clearing of plates and glasses
  • Opening and closing duties
  • Wine Service & Wine knowledge
  • Participate in Harvest season, working the crush pad, red and white fermentation, maturation vessels and pressing equipment
  • Racking and pumping over of juice and wine; moving hoses and equipment
  • Cleaning and preparation of equipment, machinery, winemaking equipment and oak barrels

Successful applicants will live, or would be happy to live, or relocate to Waiheke Island, a 35-minute ferry from Downtown Auckland. Applicants must be legally entitled to work and live in New Zealand long term.

Remuneration package to be determined based on the candidate and qualifications. Previous global experience in a tourism-focused Restaurant, Lodge, Winery or venue would be advantageous, but not essential.

To apply, please email your cover letter, residency or visa status and CV via the button above, or to

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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