Wine Enthusiast(s) Required!

The Oak Barrel is growing and we’re seeking another team member at this exciting time of our business to work across our wine, spirits and beer selection.

We’re looking for a fair dinkum wine lover who’s willing to discover, explore (and taste!) new wines with our passionate team of likeminded wine buffs.

Enthusiasm, passion and a curiosity for squashed grapes are a must for this role, which will involve becoming acquainted with our vast selection of natural, organic and classic wines from Australia and around the world.

There are both full and part-time opportunities available. We operate on a rotating roster; hours will include night shifts and some Saturdays (however, we’re closed on Sunday and most Public Holidays).

You will be providing these skills to the business (including but not limited to):

  • Typical retail bottle shop duties incl. serving customers, stocking shelves, etc.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Sound knowledge of wines essential; knowledge of whisky, spirits and craft beer
  • Ability to grow with the business
  • RSA certificate required
  • WSET an advantage

You will ideally have a minimum of 12 months experience in the industry, be reliable, diligent and have a professional and friendly manner. Above all you must be a good all rounder and able to work independently within a small team.

Due to the nature of this position you need to have an excellent knowledge of English both written and oral.

Only applicants with permanent residency of Australia need apply.

If you feel you fit the requirements, please submit your resume by email only with Wine Enthusiast Application in the subject line to

Ian Chainey

The Oak Barrel is one of Sydney's oldest bottle shops. Founded in 1956, it has been independent family-owned ever since. Specialists in wine, beer, whisky and other spirits, The Oak Barrel was named ALIA Bottle Store Of The Year in both 2016 and 2017, beating out major chain stores across Australia. As well as a huge selection of products and expert staff, The Oak Barrel hosts regular tasting events and flagship Fairs across all departments. 

Top picture by Bethany Cannan. Bottom picture by May Lawrence.