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Private Wine Tour Host

Wine Compass - Wine Compass Australia Pty Ltd

  • Date Expired: 2019-05-23
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia melbourne
  • Salary: 30-40p/h
  • Min/Max salary: AUD 30 40 HOUR
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Position: Bar staff
  • Work Type: Casual Work

Wine Compass is a young and forward thinking company that provides high quality, tailored wine tours for private & public groups in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Heathcote. We look after and trust our staff, providing full support, incentives, perks and a really fun place to work.

  • Fun
  • Food and wine
  • Good pay

Private Wine Tour Hosts Wine Compass


***We are looking for someone who is keen to evenutally drive a small van and host at the same time (you will start off hosting with someone else driving while you build up your skills and knowledge)***


  • Exercise your passion for wine and food in Victoria's beautiful wine regions
  • Meet new people, try new wines and experience new wineries
  • Work for a company that trusts, empowers and rewards their staff

  Groups range from full wine and foodie experiences to fun days out (eg birthdays). We create an itinerary to fit the group and aim to deliver a memorable day



We are looking for people who have a passion for wine and food and are interested in hosting wine tours of the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley


We will provide training and support you fully at any time, but also have trust in you to run things autonomously and add your own personality and flare to the day


You'll also get the chance to experience new wines (obviously when not driving), meet new people and try new food


Must haves

  • Passion for wine and food with sound knowledge. You don't need to be an expert but need to know enough to chat with everyday people (we can save the advanced tours till further down the track)
  • Like to speak in front of people in an engaging way, answer questions, get people involved and make them laugh
  • Ability to have good conversations and be liked by people quickly.
  • For people interested in driving (better pay, more tours): Confident driver. Need to drive a 12 seater van (Toyota Commuter), we can pay for your drivers certificate if you don’t have
  • Able to work weekends with weekday availability a plus too.
  • We understand this might be a second job and work arrangements are very flexible, but need to be reliable once committed to a tour. Christmas availability is a must.


Nice to haves

  • Wine certification (eg WSET, Sommelier)
  • Hospitality or wine background
  • Wine background (eg sommelier, cellar door, winemaking)
  • Background in dealing with people (eg customer service, waiter or hospitality)
  • Drivers certificate (you can get this later if you don't have it)



  • 2 trainings to start off
    • Ride along with Owner Adam to learn and observe
    • Adam will ride along with you to support and give tips while you host your first tour
  • Host handbook including Notes on wineries and regions provided
  • First solo tours you undertake will be hosting only (you will have a bus driver), so you can concentrate on honing your hosting skills before being a driver host (if we go down this path)
  • Unlimited, ongoing phone and email support including calls before your tours where necessary (especially your first couple)
  • Periodic training days out which include a wine tour with other hosts and lunch included


  • Pay is well above standard hosting rates
  • Incentive program for positive tour reviews
  • Bonus for every 10 tours conducted


  • We aren't looking for straight bus drivers at this stage, we are looking for wine tour hosts who want to drive as well

Next steps

  • Cover letter and resume appreciated
  • Next step for successful applicants is a phone call, then possibly a coffee catch-up
  • We will start looking at applicants from Monday 29th April


You can read more about us here: 

  • Date Expired: 23.05.2019
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Salary: 30-40p/h
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Position: Bar staff
  • Work Type: Casual Work

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