Tasting Room Associate (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Black Ankle Vineyards

  Mt. Airy, Maryland

Job Overview: Black Ankle Vineyards is looking for enthusiastic, positive and personable candidates with strong customer service and sales attributes who are flexible and love working in a team environment. Hospitality experience, sales and wine knowledge are preferred but not required. Applicants must thrive in a fast-paced work environment and have the ability to adapt and go with the flow. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide excellent and professional customer service, with an emphasis on creating customer loyalty and retention.
  • Educate customers regarding Black Ankle Vineyards wines, our history, and our facility.
  • Promote and sell wines, wine club memberships and merchandise by assisting and educating guests.
  • Successfully and confidently navigate the Point of Sale system.
  • Intelligently converse with customers on the topic of wine and wine/food pairings.
  • Provide general tourist information about our area.
  • Conduct numerous other duties associated with our tasting room service such as, but not limited to: restocking, clearing and cleaning tables, rearranging bars and tables, cleaning kitchen and bathrooms, etc…


  • Friendly personality and ability to converse with customers from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Availability to work 6+ hours shifts that consist of weekends, some evenings, and holidays.
  • Interest in wine and the wine making process.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and be on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Previous tasting room, sales & hospitality or wine retail experience is preferred but not required.

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