Sommelier @ prestigeous wine estate / restaurant - Negotiable

Saturday, 26 June, 2021
Julie Hill    


Ernie Els Wines is seeking to employ a Sommelier to join our dynamic team. This person should be an expert in fine wine, have a passion for the world of wine and will be responsible for enhancing the guests wine experience. Flexibility and ability to work as part of a team, working weekends and public holidays.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Presenting wine experience to guest
  • Up keeping a high level of tableside service
  • Ability to create effective wine and food pairings
  • Hosting cellar/trophy room tours, lunches and tastings, especially for VIP groups
  • Remember regular guests and memorizing their preferences, building relationships
  • Keeping up with new vintage releases and wine list offerings
  • Assist with wine training for students
  • Responsible to determine wine faults and maintain proper temperatures in order to showcase the wine

Candidate Requirements:

  • Professional certificate from Worldwide Sommelier Association (WSA)
  • Experience in hospitality
  • Knowledge of wines and winemaking
  • Knowledge of wine-tasting techniques
  • Ability to create effective wine and food pairing
  • Wine cellar management skills
  • Communication skills