The Brander Vineyard is looking to expand our team with a new part-time or full-time Tasting Room Associate. We are located near the town of Los Olivos with our tasting room on our estate vineyard. We receive visitors from all over the world, and our Tasting Room Associates are an integral part of our team as the face of our direct-to-consumer sales. A Tasting Room Associate at the Brander Vineyard is expected to offer excellent customer service and hospitality, greeting guests as soon as they walk in the door. Our goal is to curate a memorable experience with our guests by sharing our history and story as well as our wines. Essentially, our tasting room associates represent the Brander name as hosts, educators, and salesmen.
Must be able to work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays as well as holidays. Dependability and ability to follow policies and procedures is essential. Must be 21 years old or older. Flexibility, attention to detail, professional appearance, a positive attitude, ability to work with a team, a willingness to learn and an out-going personality are essential. Other responsibilities include assisting with special events, maintaining a neat and tidy tasting room. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly.
Experience in the wine industry is preferred, but will train the right person.
A strong base knowledge of the major wine varietals and wine-making process.
A passion for wine and wine education.
Retail or sales experience.