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Wine Educator

Auteur Wines

Sonoma, CA

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Job Description:

Auteur is a boutique, Sonoma based vintner-owned winery specializing in premium Pinot and Chardonnay. We are looking for enthusiastic wine sales professionals to join our growing team committed to educating our members and guests while providing high-caliber experiences showcasing our site-driven wines. With over 20 years of experience committed to making the best wines possible, we have wonderful and unique opportunities to be part of our multi-faceted and growing team.

(Full-time/Part-time positions available)

Essential Responsibilities:

•  Welcoming and hosting guests for reserve tasting experiences in a positive and professional manner that represents our brand and story.
•  Developing long-term client relations that lead to on-premise sales and wine memberships by representing our team culture from farming to winemaking.
•  Assisting with incoming communications through phone, email, and Tock reservations system with excellent customer service skills.
•  Entering accurate sales orders in Vinespring. Following the sales cycle through fulfillment and delivery to clients with appropriate oral and written communications.
•  Preparing for guest experiences by generating tasting menus, preparing wines and stemware, and communicating with guests. Work well as a team to ensure a welcoming environment amongst our staff, club members, and community.
•  Maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the tasting room and exterior spaces: washing and polishing stemware, cleaning common spaces, and stocking inventory.
•  Participating in offsite tastings, events, and team meetings, as requested by management.

Qualifications and Skills

•  Must be 21 years of age
•  Experience in wine hospitality or restaurant service preferred
•  Must have strong knowledge and passion for wine
•  Must have effective oral and written communications skills
•  Must be self-driven and able to work effectively both as a team and independently
•  Must be sales oriented with the ability to read your audience and tailor the experience to fit the client's expectations
•  Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs and be comfortable standing and moving for long periods in variable temperatures.
•  Must be able to execute key functions of our computer systems proficiently. Experience with Tock, VineSpring, and WineShipping, is a plus.
•  Must be able to multitask in a high volume, fast-paced environment without sacrificing exceptional customer service
•  Must be able to work a varied schedule, including on weekends and some holidays.

Auteur is committed to liveable wages and compensating above industry wages, commissions and gratuities included. Our benefits include a comprehensive health insurance package, paid vacation, and 401K for full-time employees.

We look forward to connecting to share the wonderful opportunities we have at Auteur.

Kenneth and Laura Juhasz and the Auteur Team

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, May 12th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Salary Information:
Above Industry Average