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Part-Time Wine Specialist


Walla Walla, WA

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Job Description:

Part Time Wine Specialist – Abeja Winery

A beautifully restored century-old farm, in the rolling foothills of Walla Walla's Blue Mountains, provides the setting for extraordinary winemaking and world-class hospitality. The 38-acre site is home to the celebrated Abeja winery and The Inn at Abeja. Abeja seeks a part-time Tasting Room Associate to join the team, with potential for this person to evolve into a full-time employee. This position reports to the DTC Manager/Tasting Room Manager.

Job Responsibilities
•  Provide exceptional experiences, with first class service, to guests and members
•  Conduct on-site tastings, including preparation and cleanup for appointments
•  Communicate with precision, clarity and hospitality through personal interactions and correspondence by phone and email, to cultivate lasting relationships
•  Effectively convey the wines, story, history, membership and product knowledge with confidence, passion and enthusiasm
•  Approach challenges with courtesy, professionalism and poise; able to prioritize and proactively follow-through to a mutual resolution
•  Collaborate with planning, setup and cleanup of on-site tastings and special events
•  Handle transactions and reservations with accuracy, efficiently and fluidly
•  Assist with Will Call wine order pack-up, preparation and wine shipping
•  Answer phones and monitor email inbox and voicemails throughout the day, responding to guest inquiries
•  Inventory & stock tasting room wine and merchandise
•  Assist with outbound phone calls
•  Assist with special events (Spring Release, Fall Celebration, Holiday Celebration, other events as needed)
•  Additional duties as assigned

Abeja is committed to excellence and seeks a candidate who shares this value. The ideal candidate is friendly and gracious. They are attentive, detail oriented, dependable, adaptable, and have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. They are supportive of teammates and show willingness to go above and beyond.

•  Must be at least 21 years of age
•  Weekend availability (Friday through Sunday)
•  Experience with a luxury wine brand is preferred
•  Knowledge of wine & wine production is preferred
•  High school diploma or equivalent
•  Excellent math skills with consistent accuracy
•  Strong ability to work with sales register/POS system
•  Excellent verbal and communication skills
•  Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis
•  Able to stand for long periods of time
•  Ability to adhere to company workplace guidelines including dress code & safety protocols
•  Reliable transportation and a clean driving record

•  This position is hourly and the rate will be determined by the candidate’s qualifications

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, August 31st
Type of Work:
Part Time
Job Level:

Contact Information:

Will Wenholz