We’re hiring…

Wine Host (permanent, part-time) – Closed 17th March 2019

Hours to suit but will include some Saturdays, bank holidays and occasional evenings


A great opportunity for an independent, confident person who is interested in the English Wine industry.  Furleigh Estate welcomes thousands of people every year for vineyard and winery tours, corporate events and to sample and buy our wines.

We are looking for a friendly person to make our visitors feel welcome.

Ideal candidate

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Personable and welcoming
  • Confident with money and basic maths
  • Well-presented and professional
  • Knowledge of alcohol licensing rules and WSET Level 2 an advantage but training will be given
  • Aged over 18
  • Punctual
  • Flexible with hours, working occasional evenings, Saturdays and bank holidays
  • Full driving licence

Job Responsibilities (some or all of the following)

  • Welcome visitors to Furleigh Estate
  • Conduct in-shop tastings of our wines
  • Carry out retail sales of wines including use of till and credit card machine
  • Conduct tours of Furleigh Estate vineyard and winery to the specification provided
  • Set up and clear down areas used to deliver the tours
  • Liaise with other staff on tours and dates and maintain a good level of internal communication
  • Set up shop at start of day, including float, stocking up and ensuring shop is ready to receive visitors
  • Assist with Furleigh Estate events, welcoming guests, pouring wine etc
  • Answer the telephone, dealing with enquiries and taking bookings
  • Deal with website orders
  • Arrange courier collection of orders
  • Pack orders ready for collection
  • Attend external events and tastings on behalf of Furleigh Estate
  • Assist at local food festivals, setting up and manning the Furleigh Estate stand (approx. 6 food festivals per year)


  • Pay according to qualifications and experience
  • Training will be given where necessary
  • Small, flexible team-working environment
  • Fabulous scenery provided every day
  • Statutory holiday and pension
  • Staff discount on Furleigh Estate wine

To Apply

Send an email to rebecca@furleighestate.co.uk with a CV by 17th March 2019.

Recent Awards

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Competition: Gold Medal 2014 Decanter - Bronze in 2011 Effervescents du Monde - Gold in 2013 International Wine Challenge Tropy Winner PRODUCTION CAPACITY