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Events Manager

The Napa Valley Reserve

St. Helena, CA

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Events Manager

Job Description:

The Napa Valley Reserve is a setting for the reflection, learning, inspiration, celebration and enjoyment of The Reserve's wines and vineyard setting.

The Napa Valley Reserve is a private club with a Membership of approximately 600 couples who share a passion for wine and the way of life that surrounds it. While grape growing and winemaking are central to The Reserve experience, Members, who come from more than 37 states and 16 countries, share other passions as well, including travel, the sporting life, culinary arts, fine art and legendary automobiles, among others. We offer our Members unparalleled experiences in a beautiful, private setting where they are at liberty to relax and enjoy one another’s good company.

With that, we are in search of an Events Manager to be part of our team to help create memorable experiences for Members and guests, by planning private Members events, coordinating group wine tastings and blending sessions and helping to execute a curriculum series of winery events throughout the year. The position acts as an important liaison for Members and Directors to plan and execute all events on property which highlight our premium wines, the property and wine cave, and outstanding service. This position requires a high level of discretion, organization, and attention to detail to perform the essential duties necessary directly related to the policies and practices of events. The Events Manager works within a small team responsible for the full calendar of events and answers directly to the Director.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
2 years or more years of experience working in a high-level food & beverage environment, must be in a restaurant setting.
5 or more years of professional experience in guest/member relations and event planning in luxury settings
Well-versed in event management and execution, including client/Member communications, production coordination, maintaining vendor relationships, and food & beverage logistics
Passionate and knowledgeable about wine
Strong leadership skills with ability to take full ownership of events or assist Events Team as needed
Professional and poised demeanor and dress; demonstrates gracious hospitality with outstanding customer service skills
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, exercise independent judgment, and use resources to proactively to solve problems
Strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail
Ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and adjust work accordingly, often against tight deadlines; ability to remain steady under pressure
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; fluent in another languages a plus
Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
Experience with Visual One or similar catering software a plus


On a property reflective of the region's agricultural history, reconnect with your passion for wine and a way of life authentic only to Napa Valley. Where gracious wine service enhances the enjoyment of comparative tastings, blending sessions and educational wine and food pairing experiences. This is a place for all seasons. Winter, spring, summer and autumn all bring opportunities for the enjoyment of a life lived outdoors...where the air is fresh and sweet and the scenery natural and beautiful.

The Setting

Located in the heart of Napa Valley, The Reserve's eighty-acre property is framed on all sides by natural boundaries, defining a proportion that's perfectly suited to a fine wine estate. With acres of vineyards, orchards and gardens, the property is reminiscent of some of the great wine estates of Europe, many of which have been held within the same families for centuries

Form & Function...

find a perfect marriage at The Reserve.

The barns and working buildings that comprise The Reserve feel completely natural in their settings on the estate. From the outside they celebrate the farming heritage of Napa Valley. Step inside, however, and you'll find the traditions of the past wedded with the innovations of today.

To Work or Not To Work

Join us for harvest, lend your hand on blending day...or not! If you're too busy one year, The Reserve winemaking team, led by Harlan Estate Winemaker Bob Levy and Winemaker Marco Gressi, will deliver the exceptional wine you've come to expect...all in a day's work.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, November 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
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Salary Information:
Depending on Experience

Contact Information:

The Napa Valley Reserve
Bob Shimer