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Wine Tasting Guide

Region

Sebastopol, CA

Job Description:

WINE TASTING GUIDE POSITION

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Region is looking for enthusiastic people to join our team! We are passionate about what we do and are looking for like-minded team players who are dedicated to their craft. Here at Region, our goal each day is to provide an amazing guest experience through small hard to find wines and top-level hospitality. Region’s model has been uniquely designed as a winery co-op featuring 50 wines on tap as well as featuring a revolving winery each week at our hand pour bar all located at the Barlow in Sebastopol which is quickly becoming the premier wine and food destination in the North Bay.
The ideal candidate should possess wine knowledge of Sonoma County, a strong sales ability and an interest in continued learning and growth. Our mission is to build a strong rapport with every guest that visits Region which in turn will create opportunities to generate retail sales and a deep connection to the wines and winery partners. A passion for hospitality and sales is essential, and the best candidates will share our belief that providing unparalleled hospitality is one of the most effective and personal ways to connect with guests.
JOB SUMMARY
Provide wine knowledge and details of each winery and their wine as requested by guests and fellow co-workers. From basic vintage, varietal and tasting information to winemaking processes and styles. You will be assisting guests with use of our Napa Technology wine machines, offering special ‘behind the bar pours’, connecting guests with the winery stories and increasing bottle sales. No wine club membership sales required.
What we are looking for:
•  An outgoing personality and positive attitude
•  True team member mentality
•  Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
•  Some formal wine tasting training and/or experience
•  Intuitive ability to guide the guest experiences in a flexible and creative nature
•  A willingness and excitement to learn about our partner wineries and their wines
•  Attention to detail and high self-standards
•  Able to multi-task/prioritize
Other Requirements:
•  Help prepare the tasting room for daily opening/closing
•  Stocks merchandise and supplies as needed.
•  Ability to lift 40lbs
•  Accurately handle POS transactions

QUALIFICATIONS
•  High School Diploma or Equivalent required
•  College degree in retail/business management or hospitality, or equivalent experience strongly preferred
•  Minimum two years of prior relevant experience in hospitality industry
•  Must be available to work weekends, special events and holidays
•  Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
•  Superior customer service skills and service driven
•  Friendly, positive and professional disposition when dealing with guests, vendors and team
•  Demonstrated ability to multi-task, follow-up and work in a fast pace environment under pressure
•  Must have strong attention to detail
•  Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
•  Demonstrated reliability, punctuality and adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures
•  POS system and general Internet navigation
•  Enthusiasm for wine and interest in expanding expertise
•  Must hold a valid driver’s license
•  TIPS Certification and CPR/FA Certificate

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
•  Hourly pay rate $20 - $25 per hour DOE
•  Part-time role for now
•  Aggressive bonus structure based upon wine sales
•  A positive and engaging working environment
•  Ability to help plan and implement events
•  A chance for you to help grow our business model
•  Opportunity to meet with top winemakers from across Sonoma County
•  Opportunity for growth after a proven track record as we grow our brand
COMPANY CULTURE
Who doesn’t want to work in Barlow? Do you like companies like REI & Patagonia? At Region, we share a passion for local wine, collaborative leadership, and giving back to our community. Join an eager team that enjoys working hard, but also creating a company culture that is reflective of our brand and our own values. Region is striving to develop a unique culture where together everyone enjoys coming to work, visiting our partnering wineries, being active and enjoying the outdoors.
CONTACT INFORMATION
707-329-6724 |
Located in The Barlow at 180 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA
DrinkYourRegion.com

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, June 1st
Type of Work:
Part Time
Salary Information:
$20 - $25 per hour plus tips

Contact Information:

Region
Mike@DrinkYourRegion.com