Head Sommelier - Fine Dining Restaurant - Internationally owned wine estate - Stellenbosch

Tuesday, 21 June, 2022
  • Grade 12 and certificate from Cape Wine Academy/WSET Level 1
  • Preferably 2 - 3 years wine tasting experience and applicable product knowledge
  • In depth knowledge of wines - grape varieties and regions, harvest times, climates, soils and wine making process and being able to communicate and explain this to guests
  • Passionate about wine and the hospitality industry
  • Excellent interpersonal- & communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to maintain a professional working relationship with all departments
  • Comfortable in dealing with very distinguished clientele
  • Must be well-presented & enthusiastic
  • Flexibility and Accountability


  • Training of restaurant staff
  • Ensure presentation and temperature of all drinks are correct
  • Updating winelist
  • Placing orders for wines and other beverages
  • Meeting with suppliers and sourcing new and exciting wines to add to portfolio
  • Ensure that wine service area is set up and ready for service
  • Ensure that there is enough stock and equipment
  • Ensure all equipment is in working order & report faulty equipment
  • Conduct temperature checks
  • Ensure all decanters are clean and in excellent condition
  • Ensure minimum loss through breakage, waste, theft and incorrect orders
  • Monthly stock take of beverages and managing a healthy beverage cost
  • Promote guest satisfaction
  • Adhere strictly to the provisions and regulations as contained in the Liquor Act (No. 59 of 2003) and other regulations as may be applicable to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Competitive market-related salary on offer (including benefits)

To apply, please email CV’s to leniseb@kubekanye.com, stating your current ctc gross monthly salary + notice period