The Wine Group
Healthy Living Market and Café
Pali Wine Company
Los Angeles, CA
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Downers Grove, IL
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits of California
Lawrence Wine Estates
St. Helena, CA
Great Lakes Wine and Spirits
The Wine Group
Sauce Pizza & Wine
Wine Jobs Overview
Could you see your future in grapes? Wine is an $88 billion industry in the U.S., with American consumers drinking about 4.4 billion bottles of wine in a year. That's a lot of grapes! It's also a lot of work—and workers—to get those grapes from the vineyard to the dinner table. Wine jobs include vineyard workers, jobs in winemaking operations, wine salespeople, winery staff, wine store employees, and wine servers in restaurants. These wine-related businesses also need accountants, marketing specialists, purchasing agents, and a host of other jobs that support the wine industry.
Any of these wine jobs might be appealing if you're a wine connoisseur. If you're not familiar with wine, learning about it can be challenging, but it can also be fun. There are thousands of wines in many categories like chardonnay, merlot, and burgundy. The ultimate wine expert is known as a sommelier. Restaurants, especially high-end establishments, employ sommeliers to educate guests about wine and help them decide which wine is the perfect pairing for their meal.
Being a wine sommelier may not appeal to you. But don't worry, as we said, there are lots of wine jobs out there. Food service jobs are a good place to start your job search. You can also search by looking for other jobs related to wine, such as:
Wine Job Education and Skills
The wine industry has a place for workers with various levels of education—everything from positions like a wine cellar worker where you can start out of high school and get on-the-job training to wine expert jobs like sommelier that require a degree and certification. Customer service skills, sales skills, and, of course, a love of wine will all serve you well in the wine industry. Learning about how wine is made and the busines of wine can also give your wine career a good start.
Update Your Wine Industry Resume
You'll need a professional resume for any job in the wine industry. If yours needs some polishing, or you need to create one, Monster can help. We've got sample resumes that include templates you can use, along with resume writing tips to help you. Make sure you have a cover letter to go with your resume. It's a great way to make a positive first impression. You can look at our cover letter samples and read some cover letter tips from the Monster library to inspre you. Take a look at this bartender resume and cover letter for more targeted ideas about beverage industry applications.
Interviewing for a Wine Job
To prepare yourself for an interview for any of job in the wine industry, a bit of homework will help. You can think about how you would answer these common interview questions and read our interview advice and tips to help you have a successful interview.
How Much Do Wine Jobs Pay?
The variety of jobs in the wine industry come with a wide range of salaries. The median pay for a bartender in the U.S. is $11.34 per hour (plus tips, of course). A restaurant food service manager makes a median salary of $43,276. Check out Monster's Salary Tools to find out what you can expect to make at the job you choose in different parts of the country. The salary page also lists salaries for related jobs and high-demand locations for each position.
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Ready to Uncork Your Wine Job? We're Here to Help
Are you curious about the wine jobs waiting for you? Start clicking on the jobs right here to see what pops. Then, don't forget to create a profile on Monster so you can connect with recruiters and get custom job alerts.