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Tasting Room Associate

Merry Edwards Winery

Sebastopol, CA

Job Description:

Merry Edwards Winery in Sebastopol seeks the perfect candidate to complete our thriving Tasting Room. The applicant for this position must love hospitality with a contagious enthusiasm for wine, and enjoy providing a high-quality, educational tasting experience.

The company culture is family-based with an emphasis on personal productivity, efficiency, flexibility and positive team interaction. The position requires a calm but energetic personality with excellent sales and customer service skills.

Our Tasting Room team promotes a sense of synergy and support with an adept focus on selling our ultra-premium wine through a unique guest experience.

Position Summary:
•  Provide guests with memorable experience that translates into wine sales
•  Lead tastings by interweaving wine, viticulture, and regional knowledge with the compelling story of Merry Edwards Winery
•  Operate POS system, create shipping invoices, confidently handle all customer shipping questions
•  Daily inventory, reconciliation and restocking
•  Administrative duties related to shipping, mailing list, data entry and appointment scheduling
•  Maintain an organized and clean work environment

Job Requirements:
•  Previous tasting room experience preferred
•  Wine knowledge with strong interest in continuous wine education
•  Fine wine sales experience with a proven ability in closing and up-selling
•  Extraordinary attention to detail
•  Polished customer service skills and sound judgement
•  Team player with a professional attitude and positive disposition
•  Ability to learn our proprietary computer system and our complex, countrywide shipping system in order to respond to guests’ diverse shipping needs
•  Tasting presentations require long periods of time standing and speaking to customers
•  Must be 21 years of age
•  Must be able to lift 50 pounds
•  Schedule could vary but will include weekends and some holidays

No walk-ins or phone calls please. Applicant should live within a 40 minute commute of winery.

Additional Information
Type of Work:
Full Time or Part Time

Job Category:
DTC, Tasting Room and Retail

Salary Information:
Hourly, based upon experience. F/T benefits include employer paid health insurance, vacation, wine education reimbursement.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, June 14th
Type of Work:
Full Time