The Blackberry Barn Sommelier is a salaried leadership role that works directly with the expansive spirits and wine program through daily tastings with our guests and in the restaurant providing service to our guests to connect them with the small producers of spirits and wine in our program for memorable experiences during their dining experience.
Every day, a Barn Sommelier will consistently taste and be educated about wine from small boutique producers from California, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and beyond. Throughout the year, the sommelier role also has consistent points of contact to meet wine producers – and Chefs from around the world - that we feature in our program through our Food and Wine events.
This Sommelier role works with the front-of-house service team daily to lead and support the Barn Bar, Gambrel lounge service, and dinner service to create a high-quality experience for guests.
Our sommelier team embraces having a positive attitude, willingness to learn our program in stride and most importantly working together as a team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Lead daily wine and spirits tastings for our guests to educate them on small batch producers of spirits and boutique wine makers from around the world
Provide memorable service to our guests as a floor sommelier, helping them find the best selections for their dining experience
Daily restock of wines in our Cellars and wine storage areas
Supporting the front of house service team during service – one team, one goal – great service
As a team, help to train the service staff on wines, spirits, and cocktails
Participate in monthly and yearly beverage inventory counts as assigned
Must comply with all company policies and procedures.
Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Must be able to work well with other Team Members, Managers, and interact with our guests.
Education, Experience, and Communication:
Must be able to work with a large team, cooperatively, positively towards our goal of excellent service and support of one another in that pursuit
Experience in the hospitality industry in a fine dining restaurant is preferred
Great base knowledge of wine and spirits is necessary to excel in this role
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to communicate with guests, team members and managers effectively
Basic knowledge and understanding of math
Must be able to do property-wide guest charging and closing out of checks
Must be able to exercise judgment and make decisions based on job knowledge and awareness of company goals.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to be on feet for an extended period
Must be able to operate a company vehicle or golf cart safely
Dining Room, Cellars, Bar and Open Kitchen areas
Outdoor Event Venues
4,200 acres of Blackberry Farm property
Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain are joined together with our core belief that our teams are at the heart of all we do. At Blackberry, we see ourselves as family, focused on our 18 foundations uniting us in our mission to support Legendary Hospitality, Memorable Experiences, and Generational Sustainability.
Blackberry Farm provides a world-class hospitality experience for our guests. Our attention to every detail, impeccable service, unique activity offerings, and outstanding cuisine has helped Blackberry Farm earn its pedigree as one of the most celebrated small luxury resorts in the world.
James Beard Award Winner- Outstanding Service
James Beard Award Winner- Best Wine Program
Travel & Leisure Magazine- #1 Resort in North America
Andrew Harper- #1 Food and Wine Resort
Travel & Leisure Magazine- #1 Service in North America
4,200 Acre Working Farm setting the standard for Farm to Table Cuisine
Blackberry Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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