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Tasting Room Associate and Experience Guide

Refugio Ranch Vineyards

Los Olivos, CA

Job Description:

Refugio Ranch Vineyard is an enchanting 415 acre estate upon which private tours and tastings are conducted. Refugio Ranch Vineyard Tasting Room was established in 2012 as a wine room to showcase our beautifully structured Rhône varietals from the vineyard.

Job Summary:
We are currently seeking someone who can both shine during private tours and tastings at the ranch, and remain gregarious, friendly and knowledgeable during a busy weekend at the tasting room.

Responsibilities:
•  Host wine tastings and private tours & tastings while communicating the qualities and value of Refugio Ranch wine.
•  Adeptly place orders/generate sales and input data into our point of sale system.
•  Educate guests on general wine knowledge and the Refugio Ranch specific brand.
•  Create a generally positive environment for customers and staff alike.
•  Effectively communicate the wine club benefits and offerings.
•  Punctually and accurately execute daily opening and closing procedures
•  Follow all laws regarding responsible serving of alcohol with guest safety as a top priority.
•  Ability to maintain cleanliness of tasting room; including organization, general tidiness and COVID sanitizing procedures
•  Stock and restock tasting room wines.

Qualifications:
•  Must be 21+ years of age
•  Strong desire to surpass sales goals.
•  Ability to multitask with several guests while maintaining a high level of hospitality.
•  Knowledge of general winemaking, Santa Barbara County wine region and wine theory.
•  1+ year in wine industry or equivalent experience
•  Able to repeatedly lift over 50 lbs
•  Able to stand for long periods of time and drive an all-terrain vehicle
•  Available weekends & holidays

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, November 19th
Type of Work:
Part Time