Tasting Room Assistant Vacancy - 0


Ken Forrester Wines, based in the Helderberg area is looking for a wine enthusiast to take up the position of Tasting Room Assistant in our Tasting Room. The ideal applicant must have a strong personality, positive attitude, be honest and reliable with a professional approach to their job. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys working with people and has a hands-on approach to work.  Previous tasting room experience a requisite.

Requirements and skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • WSET Level 2 or Cape Wine Academy Accreditation and front of house/hospitality certification
  • Pay attention to detail, work efficiently under pressure
  • Follow instructions from superiors and execute duties diligently and professionally
  • Assist with stock taking and courier services
  • Strong customer service skills, target driven and show initiative to increase sales
  • This position requires the candidate to work at least every 3rd Saturday per month with off days allocated by management, certain public holidays and at wine shows and festivals.

Main responsibilities

  • Meet and greet guests upon arrival and conduct wine tastings
  • Responsible for the day to day operations in the tasting room, including, but not limited to the following:
    • Manage administrative tasks such as daily reconciliation of cash-ups
    • Create décor & display image of the facility as well as looking after the general maintenance of the tasting room
    • Support and monitor the tasting room area
    • Assist with hospitality at special events and functions on and off the farm
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to follow through on projects with minimal supervision
    • Interact effectively with staff and other departments within the winery as well as agencies/vendors/customers

Market related salary offered depending on qualifications and experience. Contactable references required.

Please submit your CV to Adri Marais via email: adri@kenforresterwines.com.