Wine Waiter/Sommelier (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Black Estate Limited

  Christchurch, Christchurch/Canterbury

We're a renowned, family-owned, biodynamic winery in North Canterbury, 45 minutes north of Christchurch. We have a restaurant and cellar door above our vineyard, open for lunch, 5 days a week.   

We're passionate about using organic, locally-sourced and seasonal produce in our restaurant, which follows our philosophy in our vineyards and how we make our wines.

We're looking for a waiter to assist our Restaurant Manager and be a key person in our small team.   

The Opportunity

The waiter role will involve:

  • Being a strong waiter and able to discuss wines. 
  • Being Maitre'd on days when the Restaurant Manager is away (after appropriate training). 
  • Helping with stock. 
  • Working very occasionally on evening functions in summer. 
  • Being available during the summer's busy period - December to April. 
  • Hosting seated wine tastings.
  • The role could be part-time, provided weekends are covered.
  • Learning about our wines with our winemaker and sharing that knowledge with customers.

The Benefits:

  • Great views! 
  • Day time hours and guaranteed 7+ hour shifts. 
  • Good remuneration + wine allowance
  • Car pooling arranged and petrol allowance for those driving from Christchurch. 
  • Great training about natural wine and food.
  • A fun place to work! 
  • Good pay.
  • A small team to work with.

About you: 

  • A love of food and wine and giving back to the planet!
  • Experience. 
  • Smart and fun. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity.  

How To Apply

Please apply with your CV and cover letter letting us know why you would like to work with us.

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