• Tasting Room Associate

    Posted: 04/24/2022

    Tasting Room Associate

    Covert Farms Family Estate

    Oliver, British Columbia

    Position Type: Seasonal Contract

    Start Date: May to October 31, 2022 (We can work around your availability. Staggered starts and end dates are available!)

    Wage: Starting rate of $18.00/hr plus daily tips (~$2/hr). Club incentives above and beyond! If you're new to the industry, this is an excellent opportunity for mentorship and a summer of learning.

    Please note, Covert Farms Family Estate has a vaccination policy in place requiring all existing and future employees comply. Keep on reading if you’re comfortable with this requirement!

    About Us
    One Farm est. 1959. Many farm hands and many more stories.

    We are a fourth generation, 650-acre regenerative organic farm, vineyard, and winery located 6km north of Oliver, BC. It takes a dedicated team to make “farm to table” a viable reality. With the experience and passion of many hardworking hands, we are able to farm an abundant array of certified organic wines, crops and livestock to nourish those who visit. Our on-site winery experiences showcase this passion and hard work through a selection of private and hands-on tours, tastings, and events.

    Our award-winning, 100% estate grown wine portfolio includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Rosé, as well as our proprietary red blends, The Bluff and the iconic Amicitia.

    Join our Team!

    Covert Farms Family Estate is seeking Tasting Room Associates to fill our seasonal winery team! Leading with passion and a keen eye for exceptional guest experience, this role will be responsible for educating and creating memorable experiences for our guests.

    Why Join our Team?

    Join our incredible team and you will receive:

    • Competitive pay based off experience! Plus, bonuses for wine club sign ups
    • Wine perks and discounts
    • Employee onboarding and Internal wine education
    • Consistent Schedule – we are open Wednesday to Sundays!
    • A fun, collaborative and inclusive team environment
    • A beautiful setting to work in (we promise the views and vibes are amazing)
    • An environment focused on regenerative, organic initiatives. We incorporate these practices in everything we do – we hope you share the same feeling!

    More about the role:

    • Greet and create outstanding guest experiences for visitors to the winery who leave with lasting memories of their time at Covert Farms
    • Guide guests through wine tastings, and/or picnics, campfire cookouts, etc.
    • Assist guests with purchase decisions, and effectively sell wine and encourage wine club sign-ups in order to meet weekly and monthly sales and club targets
    • Processing sales, restocking shelves, polishing glassware, and maintaining cleanliness of the Tasting Room and all public areas throughout the day
    • Respond to customer inquiries and booking requests via phone and email in a prompt and friendly manner
    • Collaborates with the team to ensure the lounge, merchandise, tour route, and experience are safe for employees and guests
    • Creates a safety focused environment by following safe work procedures and practices

    Who we’re looking for!

    • You may have experience in creating exceptional guest experiences within the wine, hospitality, or retail industry (if you’re new to guest experience, apply anyway. We’re happy to train you!)
    • You might even be comfortable hosting small and large private groups (bonus points)
    • You are eager to be part of a team that fosters respect, teamwork, and results
    • You can commit to the dynamic season schedule that requires working weekends, holidays, and early evenings
    • You have a passion for the wine industry and educating others on the subject
    • You can safely lift 40 lbs. and are comfortable conducting tastings on patio and picnic areas during our hot, and sometimes smokey summers
    • General Certificates Required: Serving it Right and Food Safe Certified (both are simple to acquire if you don’t have them already)

    Send us your Resume or Drop it off at the Winery!
    If this opportunity sounds like a fit for you, please send your resume to: joinus(at)covertfarms.ca. Stop by during business hours if you would like to drop off your resume in person!

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term contract

    Salary: $18.00-$22.00 per hour

    Additional pay:

    • Bonus pay
    • Commission pay
    • Overtime pay
    • Tips

    Benefits:

    • Company events
    • On-site parking
    • Store discount

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift

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