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Wine Associate

Gary's Wine and Marketplace

St. Helena, CA

Job Description:

Do you love wine? We do! Gary's Wine & Marketplace, an upscale wine and food market, is looking for Wine Associates for our new Napa Valley store.

Gary’s Napa is the flagship location for Gary’s Wine & Marketplace. What sets us apart is our commitment to attentive service by a knowledgeable staff and an incredible selection of wine, beer, spirits, and specialty foods.

The ideal candidate will have extensive wine knowledge and a continued passion for learning, plus a professional "can-do" attitude and energy.

The wine associate is expected to serve as an expert who will provide outstanding service to assist guests in finding wines to meet their needs. This requires a thorough knowledge of our priority items, wine pairing, wine regions, and wine prices. As needed, the wine associate will attend/conduct tastings, place special orders, be responsible for creating/building displays and other duties, as listed below. Having a wine certificate is a plus.

Specific Responsibilities:
•  Sell wine, especially priority items, using a high level of knowledge
•  Greet and engage our guests in a warm, welcoming manner and assist them with purchases, selection or general inquiries; make guests aware of store events and special tastings
•  Know products being promoted online and in our media advertising
•  Promote signups for Gary’s Cards and Wine of the Month
•  Accurately estimate party orders
•  Attend tastings, read periodicals, show a dedication to increasing wine knowledge, including trends in the wine industry
•  Have knowledge of food and wine pairings
•  Help select items for gift baskets when needed, and cross-promote giftware and gourmet items.
•  Build, update and restock displays; ensure that shelves are fully stocked and organized at all times, shelves are clean and dust free, and wine deliveries are quickly put away
•  Print and display POS signage and shelf tags
•  Monitor vintage changes – make sure appropriate steps are taken when new vintages arrive
•  Perform inventory counts as requested
•  Conduct consumer tastings at the tasting counter, following sampling protocol and keeping tasting station neat and clean.
•  Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of management

Job Requirements:

•  Minimum 3-5 years wine sales
•  Have an established local client base portfolio
•  Must be energetic, organized and self-motivated
•  Attention to detail with exceptional follow up skills
•  Continue to establish local relationships through community events and activities

Retail hours include working on weekends, some nights and holidays so applicants should have a flexible schedule. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

We offer a friendly working environment. We offer medical benefits, a retirement plan with company contribution, a generous employee discount and opportunities for travel and advancement.

If you are interested, please apply online at:

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, August 21st
Type of Work:
Full Time

Contact Information:

Gary's Wine and Marketplace
Robyn Ricigliano