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Wine Steward

Folded Hills

Goleta, CA

Job Description:

Wine Steward

Making friends through wine, food & shared experiences from our land.

Folded Hills Winery was established in 2014 when The Busch Family planted 15 acres of Rhône varietals on their 600-acre historic ranch in Santa Ynez Valley. As a small production winery, we practice organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farming and winemaking. We are growing and looking to hire for our Santa Ynez Valley and Montecito locations.

The Tasting Room Steward will ensure every guest feels a positive and genuine connection with Folded Hills. Five-star hospitality is our mission. They will take the extra steps to serve wine flights, glasses of wine, and retail items in a high-traffic, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:
-Host wine tastings and guide the guest experience as you graciously represent the winery.
-Connect with each guest so they walk out feeling like our friend.
-Educate guests on our highly regarded wines, winemaking practices & family history.
-Follow all laws regarding the responsible serving of alcohol with guest safety as a top priority.
-Maintain a clean, sanitary, and welcoming environment in the tasting room at all times
-Present FH wines with strong attention to quality control, including polished stemware, decanting, and checking for oxidized or corked wine.
-Use the POS system and cash register with a high level of skill & integrity
-Promote & sell wine club offerings
-Work to achieve sales goals established by management.
-Punctually and accurately execute daily opening and closing procedures
-Maintain a professional personal appearance at all times while representing Folded Hills.
-Participate in team meetings, educational seminars, and events.
-Work respectfully and courteously with fellow employees and management.

Desired Qualifications:
-1+ years’ experience in hospitality, restaurant, or wine industry.
-Comfortable with speaking with new people and small groups
-Strong desire to surprise and delight each customer
-Ability to multitask with several guests while maintaining a high level of hospitality.
-Currently demonstrating a high motivation to expand one’s wine knowledge.
-Knowledge of Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley, including restaurant & hotel recommendations, activities & wine regions.

Requirements:
-Must be 21+ years of age
-Able to repeatedly lift over 40 lbs
-Able to stand for long periods of time
-Available weekends & holidays
This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly wage position with competitive pay alongside tips and wine club commissions.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $19.00 - $20.00 per hour

Benefits:
-Employee discount
-Paid time off

Shift:
-8 hour shift

Work Location: In person

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, May 20th
Type of Work:
Part Time
Job Level:
Entry Level
Compensation:
$19.OO ‍−‌ $2O.OO