Does the opportunity to work with a Grand Award Wine Spectator List excite you? Perhaps Sierra Mar Restaurant, at the world renowned Post Ranch Inn, should be your next career move. We seek a Lead Sommelier to join our team. 

JOB SUMMARY: Oversee all wine operations for Sierra Mar and Post Ranch wine program(s) with focus on managing and maintaining the existing inventory, working collaboratively with the Front of House and Back of House management teams to elevate the dining experience. This position will serve as buyer, Sommelier (working floor shifts) and wine educator. The Lead Sommelier is responsible for assuring that both the printed and on-line wine lists are continuously updated, cellars are well maintained, that operations meet and exceed profitability targets, and that the reputation of the wine program continues at a Grand Award list level.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in wine or hospitality/restaurant management or equivalent; OR a minimum four years related experience as a sommelier with responsibility for managing a substantial budget; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Completion of Advanced wine training through the Court of Master Sommeliers or equivalent reputable certification program is preferred.

  1. The ability to repetitively maneuver, lift, transport, load and unload cases of wine (approximately 50 pounds) in cold tight spaces with limited lighting and at different levels
  2. The ability to operate and maneuver full dollies and
  3. The ability to decant and cork wines
  4. The ability to stand and move around dining room floor for full shifts
  5. Must be able to lift, stack and store in racking full wine cases.

ABOUT US: Post Ranch Inn is one of the most acclaimed five star luxury resorts in the world and is consistently listed as one of the world's best places to stay. Embracing the dramatic beauty of the California coastline with its cliffs, mountains, and panoramic ocean views, the 39 guestrooms and private homes blend rustic elegance with luxury and comfort, intertwined with a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Post Ranch Inn offers its employees a chance to experience Big Sur at its finest. We offer very competitive benefits which include affordable insurance plans, paid vacation and sick time, 401K Retirement Matching Contribution, discounts throughout the property and Guest Experience Stays. In addition to these wonderful benefits, Sierra Mar offers an employee culinary reference library, educational trips, ongoing culinary education and the opportunity to pick fresh ingredients directly from our garden on property. Post Ranch Inn is also proud to offer onsite employee housing (based on availability).

To join our very accomplished team of culinary professionals, please apply now.  Interviewing starts immediately.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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