Great Bear Vineyards Tasting Room Associate
Great Bear Vineyards is a boutique winery in Davis, producing premium grapes and fine wines. The sustainable vineyard was established in 2014 and the winery launched in 2018. We have already won awards for our wines, such as Gold Medal at SF Chronicle wine competition for our Cabernet Sauvignon, and have great appreciation from wine connoisseurs and a growing wine club.
We have limited opening hours and a seeking to build a small team of part-time wine ambassadors. We want people to have a relaxed time and informative visit, while enjoying our wines.
We are a family winery with connections to UC Davis, with a strong local following. Many of the guests will be friends and neighbors, others will be visiting academics from overseas, as well as visitors from Sacramento and the Bay area. You will meet interesting people and you should be able to inform them about our wines and sustainable vineyard practices. You should share our love of great wine, viticulture and for the environment. In addition to producing wine, we also make olive oil, grow a range fruits and nuts, and we keep chickens and bees, as well as being home to an abundance of wildlife, birds and flowers.
Our focus is more about creating a great day out for our customers in the beautiful gardens of Great Bear Vineyards, and less about selling wine…the wines sell themselves.
Title: Wine Ambassador/Tasting Room Associate
Location: Davis, CA
Job Type: Part-Time Positions
Who should apply?
There are a few practical qualifiers we look for in hiring staff for the tasting room:
• Must be 21 years old
• Must work weekends
• Must be able to talk in front of groups
• Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds
• Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
• Must be able to learn and operate a point of sale system
• Must have an interest in wine and/or viticulture (or food/farming, and be ready to learn about wine)
• Candidates with prior sales, tasting room, or restaurant experience are great qualifiers
• Willingness to work weekends, holidays and some evening events
• Product discount
• Industry discounts
Email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you will make a good addition to
our tasting room team.