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Tasting Room Staff

We are looking for some hard-working, friendly people to join our tasting room team for part-time seasonal work through November; full-time availability starting in May. If you have the ability to represent the Brys organization in a professional manner, intelligently share information about our wines and services, appropriately encourage sales, and have the desire to help create unforgettable guest experiences we want to hear from you!

Previous service experience and wine knowledge is preferred, but not required. For more information on working at Brys Estate and/or to apply, please email Tess Interviews would be scheduled at a convenient time for both parties, and the interview would be conducted with our Tasting Room Manager, Ernest.

At this time, possible work positions include:

  • Table server
  • Table busser
  • Barback (either on the elevated outdoor deck or Lawn Bar)
  • Retail & bottle sales inside the tasting room
  • Kitchen staff (we are not a full service restaurant; food items include cheese & charcuterie boards)

Possible duties include:

  • Serve guests seated at tables on the elevated deck or inside the tasting room
  • Provide accurate information and answer questions about our wines, service options, property, history, sales/promotions, Secret Garden, Wine Club, special events, and more
  • Provide water service to tables and bus guest areas (remove glassware and finished cheese boards, clean and sanitize tables, etc.)
  • Pour wine for servers or guests on elevated outdoor deck, at Lawn Bar or inside the tasting room, and keep glassware clean and stocked behind the bar
  • Operate our POS system using an iPad and handle cash and credit card sales
  • Assist with the opening and closing procedures, and ongoing tasting room, elevated outdoor deck, and Lawn Bar maintenance and cleanliness
  • (Kitchen Staff) Prepare food items for cheese boards, as well as craft and deliver cheese boards to guests, clean dishware, and assist with glassware polishing
  • Working weekends and some summer holidays

Ideal candidates will possess the ability to:

  • Work quickly and efficiently
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance in accordance with dress code
  • Engage in friendly, courteous guest interactions
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse mix of guests and coworkers
  • Operate iPads and have knowledge of basic computer functions
  • Be on their feet for long stretches of time
  • Lift, load, and carry 50lbs (case of wine)
  • Carry out written and oral instructions from tasting room management and supervisors


  • Average hourly rate (base + tips): $19-24 or more, based on experience
  • Great employee discounts: 50% off bottle purchases, 25% of retail items, 50% off wine by the glass and food

Come and work for the locally voted Favorite Winery in Traverse City for 4 years running (2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023)! 

To apply, email Tess Interviews would be deducted with Tasting Room Manager, Ernest.