Our Company & Our Property
Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, and residences. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 21 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts and 7 in the announced pipeline, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. Please visit aubergeresorts.com to learn more about our Collection. Follow us on Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.

Our mission is to be the best-loved manager of one-of-a-kind luxury properties and experiences. Auberge is a family of intimate, one-of-kind hotels and resorts that define an approachable style of luxury in both product and service that resonates with the curious modern traveler. Passionately local, experience-led, romantic and stylish, these hotels hum with a vibrancy that is both refined and relevant.

A Central Coast legend reborn. From its earliest incarnation in 1886 as a popular stagecoach stop during California’s Gold Rush, to its years as a surreptitious hangout through Prohibition, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern has long held a fabled place in Central Coast lore. Revered and raucously enjoyed for generations, the beloved landmark opens a new chapter in 2022 as the definitive luxury destination in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Role Summary
The Lead Sommelier is responsible for assisting in the curation of restaurant wine lists in collaboration with the Tavern General Manager and Wine Director. The Lead Sommelier will help manage the beverage team, maintain an accurate list, manage inventory, organize the cellar and work with the restaurant management team to ensure wine service and list are to Mattei’s and Auberge Resorts Collection standards.

Key responsibilities for this position are:
  • Advise guests on wines based on taste preferences/knowledgeably recommend wine pairings.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels of wines, other beverages and supplies.
  • Order supplies according to outlet par and within established budget.
  • Educate fellow team members on proper wine service including pour levels, proper storage, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate beverage cost by managing purchasing and requisitioning.
  • Train employees on wine and beverage service and knowledge.
  • Enforce proper beverage service standards of all employees during service.
  • Direct and engage in wine service during restaurant service hours.
  • Maintain clean, error-free wine lists by constantly updating and reprinting.
  • Maintain a level of professionalism that will drive repeat guest patronage.
  • Anticipate the guests' needs and respond appropriately with a sense of urgency.
  • Work as a team member, assisting all guests' and employees' needs and inquiries.
  • Effectively communicate with management, chefs and culinary staff in order to fulfill and address any issues or needs requested by guests and or other employees.
  • Obtain and maintain position-specific licensing.
  • Supervising and managing Sommeliers.
  • Being aware of all bookings and any special guest requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • At least three years of beverage or sommelier experience.
  • Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier or WSET equivalent.
  • Strong working knowledge of wines, other beverages and proper service.
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain full knowledge and understanding of company and department rules and regulations, policies and procedures.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Responsible Beverage certification
  • ServSafe certification or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior luxury hotel experience

What Else?

At Auberge, we are passionate about our mission to be the best-loved manager of one-of-a-kind luxury properties and experiences. We are storytellers and story-makers, delivering simple pleasures and creating unforgettable memories. Born in Napa and inspired by the most relaxing places in the world, we prize simplicity, comfort, and beauty. Whatever role we play in Auberge, and wherever we work, we all live by the view that our core purpose is to enrich people’s lives.  

If you feel that our approach is aligned with your own passions and beliefs, then please talk to us about becoming part of our family.

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Department: Food and Beverage
This is a full-time position
Pay Rate/Pay Range: $24.00/hour

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