Wine Director for a Premier Luxury Property

Brattleboro, VT 05301

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -032023-105930 Salary: $68,000 - $73,000 Experience Level: Mid or Senior Level / General Managers

Job Description

Our fine dining restaurant in beautiful Vermont is looking for an experienced Wine Director. If you are passionate about wine and want to work in a high-end environment where you head up an award-winning beverage program and where every single detail matters, then we want to talk to you!

Wine Director Qualifications:
  • Oversee menu development and implementation for the property
  • Organize and conduct training sessions and programs to develop the knowledge of the team
  • Create and implement wine dinners, specials, and features that will drive sales and enhance the guest experience
  • The position will work manager shifts as well to support the team as well
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and develop
  • Preferably pedigree from Michelin Guide-level execution, but not required

Wine Director Requirements:
  • Level 1 Sommelier preferred and require 5 years of management experience in upscale restaurant concept(s)
  • Have excellent communication, organization, and teaching skills
  • Strong knowledge of wine, cocktails, premium spirits, and menu paIring

Wine Director Benefits:
  • Strong company culture
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 1-week vacation every 6 months
  • Relocation Assistance

If this sounds like you, please submit your up-to-date resume today to [email protected] or contact me at 321-217-1826!

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Greg Eisenhart
Senior Recruiter & Training Coach

Greg Eisenhart has been a recruiting partner with Goodwin since 2021. He has experience in sales, training, interviewing, negotiating contracts, leading sales teams, and building client relationships.
Greg is a results-driven professional with 26-plus years in the restaurant and hospitality industry. He is here to support both candidates and clients in finding paths to success. Greg can help identify top candidates in the industry through his many contacts, both locally and nationally, and promises to help positively impact the results in your business.
Greg feels that first learning what's important to his client and then catering his business to offer a service that is customized just for their needs makes all the difference. Greg is open, honest, and understands the importance of taking time to build congruent relationships. He is confident in asking difficult questions so that he can provide an accurate solution and may offer constructive advice to his clients and candidates. Greg realizes that he may not have all the answers, but he does have the best resources at his fingertips to guide him through challenging situations.
Before joining Goodwin, Greg worked at Carlson Restaurants, The Capital Grille, Matchbox Restaurants, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Rosa Mexicano, and Redstone American Grill. He has been working in the Washington, DC, and Maryland market for the last 13 years but has operated businesses and new openings in Chicago, Kansas City, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Orlando, and Tampa.
Greg graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Hotel/Restaurant Management. Greg lives in Annapolis, Maryland, and has been married to his wife, Kristen, since 2003. They have two amazing children, David and Kailee.
In his spare time, Greg enjoys hanging out with his family, cooking, sports, and any outdoor activity like hiking, camping, and fishing.
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