Weekend Cellar Door Host (seasonal) (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Part Time

  Gusbourne (http://www.gusbourne.com)

  Appledore, Kent TN26 2BE, England

Gusbourne is a premium English Sparkling Wine producer based in Appledore, Kent. We are expanding the team at our tasting room and visitor centre in Appledore and are looking for a Weekend Cellar Door Host (Seasonal). Applicants need to be available to work weekend days of Saturday, Sunday or both, until September. There are also options to work additional days during the week, as required.

You will be the initial face of Gusbourne for customers with different levels of wine knowledge, so you’ll have the confidence, people skills and wine knowledge to be an engaging, friendly host. Based at the Nest in Appledore, you will welcome visitors, give a background to the business & English wine industry and host tutored tastings of a range of wines. Your duties would also include:

  • Acting as initial point of contact for Gusbourne visitors
  • Leading drop in and pre-booked tastings for individuals and groups, tailoring the content to the needs of different visitors
  • Supporting Tour Leaders on a range of visitor experiences
  • Promotion and sales of our wines, acting as an ambassador for Gusbourne
  • Helping to deliver the Gusbourne events programme

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Confidence with customers - you will be hosting tastings for customers at all knowledge levels
  • Good wine knowledge, ideally WSET Level 2 or above, an enthusiasm for wine
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Retail sales experience within food and wine
  • Able to work independently using own initiative
  • Friendly and helpful with an engaging personality

What we offer:
Gusbourne is a rapidly growing company in the exciting world of English wine production, producing top quality still and sparkling wines that win international recognition. Working in the Nest, you will be part of a team focused on the consumer-facing side of the business. There are opportunities to develop wine tasting knowledge and experience, and to progress within this growing area of the business. Competitive salary, private healthcare, wine allocation, staff discount on wines and the opportunity to participate in bonus schemes.

How To Apply

Please apply with a CV to Dan Grainger. For any questions please contact Dan on 01233 884680

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