Wine Guide (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time


  Hector, New York

Job Location: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards • Hector, NY

Reports to: Tasting Room & Retail Manager

Overview: Are you passionate about wine and The Finger Lakes region? Do you enjoy sharing that passion with others? If so, becoming a Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Wine Guide in our Tasting Room may be for you!

Seasonal Part-time positions are available. – WEEKENDS REQUIRED
Hourly competitive wages & perks.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Greet our guests with a smile as they arrive in the tasting room/retail shop
  • Engage visitors in conversation that helps them feel relaxed and comfortable in our establishment
  • Create a memorable experience that leads to a sale by executing a fun, unpretentious wine tasting for each guest
  • Educate guests about our wine, brand, and heritage
  • Uphold the reputation for our famous Hazlitt hospitality
  • Be an ambassador for the area and make quality recommendations
  • Stock wine and merchandise at the tasting bars and retail shop
  • Maintain, in cooperation with other tasting room staff, the cleanliness of the tasting room, restrooms, kitchen, tasting room offices, and outside winery grounds – including the Oasis
  • Assist with execution of opening/closing duties
  • Assist with special events and outside functions as needed
  • Uphold N.Y.S. Law: check ID’s of anyone who appears under the age of 30; do not serve anyone who is visibly intoxicated, etc.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary for the successful operation of the winery


  • Possess the desire to consistently provide our guests with a positive, memorable experience
  • We are looking for people who radiate warmth, have an upbeat attitude, and are genuine – we can teach you about the wine!
  • Must be comfortable speaking with and interacting with guests
  • Exhibit enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn
  • Work efficiently and follow company standards with or without immediate supervision
  • Extend professionalism and courtesy at all times to customers and co-workers
  • Able to lift 40 pounds regularly and stand for long periods-of-time
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • This job requires regular weekend and holiday availability

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