Head Sommelier | Freds

The Venue

Awarded it's second hat this year, this two-hat gem sits hidden in plain sight on the main street of Paddington. From farm to table, Fred’s honours sustainable produce and the people who farm it with former Chez Panisse chef Danielle Alvarez at the helm of the kitchen.


The Role

As Head Sommelier, you’ll be given the opportunity (and responsibility) to use your creativity, introduce new and unique offerings to the wine list and take charge of the wine program for one of Merivale’s most treasured venues. Working closely with the Restaurant Management and broader group Sommelier team, you’ll lead and inspire our floor staff and play a key role in ensuring the delivery of exceptional guest service we well as driving revenue and cost results.


A critical role with Merivale’s sommelier group, you’ll set the standard for world-class service and share your wine knowledge with esteemed guests to ensure their experience at Fred’s is one they’ll never forget. To be successful in the role, we’re looking for a Sommelier with experience leading a team, working with extensive wine lists in a similar (high-end restaurant) environment.



The Reward

This is a truly unique opportunity for someone dedicated to a career in wine. A role that provides a development path within the ever-expanding Merivale portfolio with an opportunity to work with a highly qualified and passionate team from all over the world. If this sounds like you, please get in touch with us today!



Merivale is looking forward to a strong and bright future, this includes being a registered ‘COVIDsafe organisation. Keeping the health & safety of our guests and employees is at the forefront of how we operate, and under the directive of the Government, we will continue to maintain a COVIDSAFE’ environment for all.


 (Only applicants’ that have a current RSA and the right to work in Australia will be contacted.)

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