Sommelier / Wine purchaser (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Kirks Wine Bar

  Melbourne, Victoria

Kirk’s is a unique wine bar with a modern European menu and exciting cheese selections. The wine offering is a key part to Kirk’s business with a large selection of wines by the glass and bottle focusing on boutique local producers, balanced with an eclectic mix of European wines.

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced Sommelier to lead the Wine program at Kirk's Wine Bar.

This is an exciting career opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Wine Professional.


  • Manage the wine offering at one of Melbourne’s leading wine destinations
  • High Level Customer interaction of selling and serving to guests in the venue
  • Forecasting and ordering wine for busy events venue upstairs; The French Saloon
  • Maintain inventory, invoicing and other administration requirements
  • Supervise and train staff on wine and spirits
  • Work with the wider business group on wine purchasing and Allocations to wine lists

This is a hands-on role with a focus on wine service delivery, upkeep and maintenance of the wine offering. It is a full time salary position with a flexible working roster between Tuesday to Saturday. 

This is a full time salary position, with a flexible working roster.


  • Minimum 2 years experience in a sommelier or wine buying role
  • WSET or CMS Qualifications are highly desirable
  • A keen interest in both food and wine with a desire to constantly update this knowledge
  • A confident ability to communicate and network with guests, fellow staff and wine suppliers
  • Experience with working with a POS and Inventory system and also MS Office Suite
  • Proficient Inbox management experience with Outlook and Gmail
  • Highly organised, an eye for detail and enjoy doing things properly
  • To be punctual, diligent and responsible in all areas of work conduct
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Current Victorian RSA certificate
  • To ensure WH&S standards and practices are maintained

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