Head Sommelier - R22 000 + acc + benefits

Friday, 26 November, 2021
Tanya Serra     +27 0834584131
KwaZulu Natal  

Situated in the Nambiti Game Reserve

This 5* Lodge seeks a professional Sommelier to be part of their pre-opening Team

To plan, organize, coordinate & lead all wine and wine related activities in the restaurants, bistros and bars. Formulation and implementation of policies and procedures as well as performing training needs analysis for all barmen/waiters and menu development of the wine list and implementation thereof. This role will require a sommelier of world class standards that keeps up to date with local international wine trends.



  • Drive innovation of all wine related activities and wine list activities
  • Staff wine product knowledge, wine service & wine list training
  • Costing of all wines
  • Ensuring wine stock is sufficient and liaising with wine distributors and wine makers to ensure that stock does not run out and that we have access to the best, most exclusive boutique wines from across the world and from South Africa.
  • Champion guest wine experience and conduct guest wine tasting
  • Plan all wine activities as well as execute wine and food pairing in cooperation with the F&B Manager for special dinners
  • Develop a wine maturation plan program as well as ensuring stock is sold at the optimal drinking period
  • Ensure that the entire team exhibits and lives the passion for wine and wine service to ensure all guests have a consistent, excellent experience in all outlets.


             Professional sommelier qualification preferable

·            Minimum 5 years experience as Sommelier

·            Computer literate in the Windows environment

·            Fluent in English

·            Excellent wine service skills

·            Excellent knowledge of local and international fine boutique wines


 Accommodation , medical aid & pension is provided.
Please email your updated CV to tanya@tanyaserra.co.za including a profile photo of yourself