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Wine Educator and Tasting Host

Santa Rosa, CA

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Job Description:

Located in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California, we are a small, family winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Sparkling wine. Our tasting room is nestled on our estate vineyard where we have practiced regenerative farming for over 20 years, using only organically certified inputs and providing habitat for dozens of species of birds and a variety of other wildlife.
Our winery building also reflects our “eco-ethics.” The winery was built using predominantly recycled and repurposed materials, is solar powered, reprocesses all winery gray-water and stores it for use for irrigation when needed and for fire safety.

We are looking for a part-time Tasting Room Associate for our winery that will assist in all aspects of the guest experiences, including hosting tastings, (both pre-booked appointments as well as walk-ins as space allows), providing wine education, and completing retail sales of wine. The Tasting Room Associate will also assist in taking phone reservations, preparing orders for take out and UPS/FedEx delivery, and from time to time, special events, off-site consumer tastings, wine club activities, and any other related tasks which involve direct guest contact.

Join our team!

Roles and Responsibilities:
Greeting Guests as they arrive at the tasting room, providing tasting and wine education, assisting guests with their Sonoma County visits.
Encourage and complete retail sales onsite and over the phone.
Promote Wine Club memberships to guests and process club sign-ups.
Interact with Club members via phone and internet. Provide club benefits to members who visit the winery.
Weekends Required.
Washing and stocking glasses, stocking wine and gift items, completing general clean-up of all guest areas throughout the day. This can include monitoring the tasting room, restrooms, and all public areas.
Assist with the packing and shipping of wine orders as needed.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to climb stairs
Ability to stand and walk for long hours
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

Experience and Qualifications
Excellent communication skills in English
Strong sales skills
A love of storytelling
A sense of humor
Strong computer skills
Wine knowledge a bonus and a willingness to learn more
Must be over 21 years of age

$18-$25 per hour

We are an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants will be considered.

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Job Posted:
Friday, March 17th
Type of Work:
Part Time
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