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Tasting Room Associate - Part Time

Dobbes Family Estate

Dundee, OR

Job Description:

Founded in 2002, Dobbes Family Estate/Wine by Joe embodies over three decades of winemaking. Our roots are solid and we are driven by an unrelenting commitment to consistently produce wines that exude the best of Oregon. We embrace new possibilities and try to deliver an evolved wine experience for everyone we interact with. Our group of dynamic people and partners take pride in every single aspect of our business and output. We stand proud and progressive, inclusive and intentional, at every turn. Our passion fuels us and we exude it in everything we do.

We’re People Who Like People
People are at the heart of who we are. From our employees to our partners and our esteemed guests, it is our intention to ensure everyone feels welcome and included. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace founded on respect, acceptance and appreciation for all individuals. It is our belief that having a diverse and inclusive workplace is critical to our success including our ability to attract and retain employees, ensure our employees thrive and to better serve our customers.

We Work With Purpose
Every decision we make from in the vineyards, to winemaking, to our tasting room is intentional. We are generous with our time and our resources, giving back to our company and community in as many ways as we can. We are committed to growing and learning so that we can try to make the world a better place.

We Learn Something New Every Day
The art of running a wine business and the craft of winemaking are works in constant progress. It requires craftsmanship, curiosity, innovation and the careful balance of new world thinking and tradition. We respect our roots but are unafraid to take risks. We are proud to be rooted in tradition but unbound by convention.

Dobbes Family Estate is seeking an enthusiastic, driven, friendly tasting room wine ambassador to represent our wines, our winery, and our welcoming culture. The ideal candidate will provide spirited and exceptional customer service for our club members, new visitors, industry peers, and trade partners. They will also educate guests on the unique qualities of our wines, history, philanthropy and culture. A service heart coupled with strong sales talent is a must, as is a sense of humor and commitment to teamwork. We invite you to join our team of passionate, hard-working individuals who love what we do and are proud to be a part of one of the most established and well-respected wineries in the Willamette Valley.

Our Dundee tasting room is open every day from 11am – 6pm, with occasional evening events. This is a part-time position (20-30 hours/week). Weekend availability and at least 1-2 weekday availability required.

Job Duties:
-Greet and serve guests hospitably
-Conduct tastings and tours of the winery facilities
-Create a memorable experience for guests
-Effectively advise and sell wines to guests
-Answer tasting room phone to field questions and arrange group tours and tastings
-Provide education about each of our wines, wine tasting practices, winemaking techniques, and winery/winemaker history
-Invite all visitors to join our wine club and share news of our upcoming events
-Handle routine point-of-sale transactions
-Complete routine housekeeping tasks to maintain a neat and orderly work environment
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager

-Requires a knowledge of and passion for wine that can be communicated to our guests
-Proven abilities in sales, customer service and confident and friendly interaction with the diverse public
-Professional appearance and demeanor
-Outstanding verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
-High energy and ability to work well in a fast-paced, team environment
-Familiarity with the operation of POS systems
-Strong computer proficiency
-Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects with little direction
-Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
-Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
-Must be able to work weekends and occasional evenings and holidays
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-OLCC pourers license is required (company can assist with this requirement if needed)

To be considered for this position please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience, and passion for wine, sales and hospitality with the link below. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, July 31st
Type of Work:
Part Time

Contact Information:

Dobbes Family Estate
Jennifer Poff