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General Information

United States of America
Kona Village Resort, A Rosewood Resort
Food & Beverage - Services
Job Type
Full-time Permanent

Job Description


The ideal sommelier candidate is proactive, upbeat, thorough, team-oriented, and has an immaculate attention to detail. The sommelier is responsible for delivering excellent wine service, while working with the service team to create world class hospitality. This position will report to the Director of Wine.

  • Actively engage in service and lead with a hands-on approach
  • Take the lead in growing wine sales in the restaurants
  • Maintain and update wine lists with 86’s prior to every service 
  • Anticipate guest needs and maintain positive guest relations at all times
  • Advise guests on wines based on their personal taste and food pairings
  • Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and with the proper glassware
  • Maintain pars and report order needs
  • Help maintain the wine cellar, the beverage storeroom, and assist in monthly inventories
  • Create and participate in staff wine tasting and educational opportunities
  • Maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned station and service areas
  • Complete opening side and closing side duties thoroughly and efficiently as assigned
  • Model the company’s culture, vision, mission and core values at all times

  • Experience as a sommelier in fine dining or luxury resort preferred but not required
  • CMS or WSET certifications or equivalent from another accredited wine institution
  • Desire to learn about Hawaiian history and culture
  • Passionate about wine, food, and world class hospitality
  • Warm, friendly and an excellent communicator
  • Ability to teach and encourage service staff to develop their wine knowledge
  • Extensive knowledge of wine and formal wine service
  • Working knowledge of cocktails and spirits 
  • Availability to work nights, weekends & holidays
  • $29.72 per hour

About Us

Located on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i, the iconic Kona Village Resort will once again open its doors and welcome back ‘ohana (family) to the historic and culturally rich destination in 2023. Spanning 81 acres of stunning geologic landscape and richness, Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort will draw inspiration from the history of the site, local culture and natural elements. 

Less than 10 miles north of the Kona International Airport, Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort will debut 150 unique, standalone guest hales with locally-inspired décor and a privileged sense of seclusion. An array of distinct dining venues, including the original resort’s beloved Shipwreck Bar and Talk Story Bar, will offer elevated yet relaxed experiences. The resort will also offer an array of event spaces and outdoor activities, making it an exceptional destination for meetings, events and celebrations.