Sommelier - Twin Farms

  • Full-time
  • Department: Food & Beverages

Company Description

Opened in 1993, Twin Farms Resort is a luxury, all-inclusive resort that prides itself on offering exceptional service to its guests. Twin Farms-  a renowned farm-to-table restaurant that serves gourmet meals made from locally sourced ingredients. Located in Barnard, Vermont, with a beautiful and peaceful setting, surrounded by over 300 acres of lush forests, meadows, and ponds. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, granting an opportunity to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Job Description

The Sommelier position at Twin Farms is responsible for the daily service of all beverages to our guests. In addition to guest requests, they are also responsible for pairing the nightly tasting menu, working with the chefs to optimize guest experience. They will also assist the Wine Director with cellar organization, cleanliness and inventory utilization.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Sommelier certification with a strong knowledge of the world’s top wine styles, regions, producers, and vintages. Demonstrated eagerness to continue development of wine knowledge. 

· Strong familiarity with a wide range of fine foods and skilled in pairing a wide range of wines with a variety of culinary offerings. 

· Confident and skilled in sharing wine/spirit/beer knowledge with guests. 

· Able to execute timely, practical, and fair decisions with best balance for the interests of guests, staff and company in mind. 

· Able to establish, maintain, and follow through on priorities despite frequent interruptions, changes, and unexpected stresses. 

· Customer oriented approach to guest issues with a positive and proactive attitude and a strict adherence to confidentiality. 

· Strong communication skills while working with others. 

· Professional demeanor at all times- particularly when fielding strong guest concerns. 

· Able to react quickly to changing demands and prove resourceful in taking on challenges. 

· Skilled at working congenially in a team format to plan and execute exceptional guest service. 

· Able to maintain a flexibility work schedule; sincere level of reliability- including being available to work weekends/holiday periods.


· Minimum of a High School or equivalency degree; with preference given to a college degree- particularly in hospitality/restaurant management. 

· Sommelier certification. 

· Certified to serve alcoholic beverages through the Vermont Liquor Control board. 

· Minimum experience of 2 years in fine dining service, with at least 1 year as a sommelier preferred. 

Working Conditions: 

· Tasks often conducted in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing demands. 

· Predominant activity is on feet with continuous walking and standing. 

· Frequent lifting of loads (cases of wines) up to 35 pounds, often at shoulder height; occasional lifting extremes can approximate 50lbs. 

· Work involves close collaboration with full Dining Team as well as staff from other departments.

Additional Information


  • Property Gratuities
  • Paid time off up to 4 weeks
  • Paid sick leave 
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid overtime
  • Paid health and vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Matching
  • Daily Staff Meal
  • Relocation Assistance


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.


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