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Hospitality Center Wine Educator - Banshee

Foley Family Wines - Banshee

Healdsburg, CA

Job Description:

About Foley Family Wines
Established by Bill Foley in 1996, Foley Family Wines is a portfolio of highly acclaimed wines and spirits from some of the world’s greatest estates. The company owns more than 24 wineries and a distillery, each with its distinct style, legacy, and approach to hospitality. FFW has expanded its portfolio significantly since its founding, with acquisitions that include Chalk Hill Estate Winery, Sebastiani, Roth, Banshee and Lancaster in Sonoma; Merus and Foley Johnson in Napa Valley; Lincourt, Firestone, and Foley Estates in Southern California; Four Graces in Oregon; and Three Rivers in Washington. In 2023, the company began operating Minden Mill Distilling in Nevada. In 2022, FFW acquired Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley; in 2021, it acquired Sonoma County’s Chateau St. Jean; and in 2020, it purchased Ferrari-Carano in Dry Creek Valley. In addition, the Foley Food & Wine Society offers members a luxury lifestyle community that celebrates culinary experiences, entertainment, and travel in the United States, New Zealand, France, and Argentina.

Job Summary
The Hospitality Center Wine Educator position assists with driving top line sales revenue to achieve business goals through hospitality center sales, telephone campaigns and events. This person must be enthusiastic, charismatic, and passionate about wine. People skills and the ability to multi-task are a must along with working with the public and in a team environment. Previous winery tasting room experience is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•  Greet guests, answer general questions about the property while conducting memorable wine experiences
•  Understand the brand story and have the communication skills to convey the story to guests
•  Describe the wine club benefits and learn how to convert to memberships
•  Support the team in daily duties including but not limited to restocking, cleaning, opening and closing duties
•  Accurately handle routine purchase transactions which include operating cash register and accounting of daily sales processes
•  Book guest and member experiences via phone or email for all tasting room experiences, gathering necessary billing and contact information
•  Assist with hospitality special events as needed
•  Acquire and maintain thorough knowledge of winery and wine portfolio
•  Prepare cheese plates and other food accompaniments
•  Prepare for tasting experience and conduct tasting experience clean-up
•  Assist customers with the carry out of purchases to their vehicles when necessary
•  Receive and restock wine and/or merchandise as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills & Other Abilities
•  Must be at least 21 years of age
•  Beginner/novice level wine knowledge and ability to execute experiences with appropriate supervision and training
•  Must be able to lift 42 lbs.
•  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite preferred
•  POS experience preferred
•  Commitment to excellence and high standards for hospitality and customer service
•  Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
•  Must have a professional appearance and demeanor
•  Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Education & Experience
•  Two years hospitality and/or tasting room experience is preferred

Work Environment
The tasting room is a non-smoking work environment. Employees working in the tasting room are asked to not smoke during a workday or be free from any aroma that may be associated with smoking. No heavily scented perfumes, hand lotions, or hair products are allowed as they can interfere with the tasting of wines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in the tasting room with moderate noise levels, heavy people traffic, food, wine, and business office machines.

Pay Scale: The base pay range offered for this position is $24 - $27 per hour. This range is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role. The actual compensation offered will be based on several factors, including but not limited to, qualifications, skills, experience, education, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

Company Core Values:
Teamwork – Be Each Other’s Partners in Wine
Commitment – Crush Every Day Like It’s Harvest
Quality – Good vs. Grape: It’s All in The Details
Integrity – It Takes a Vineyard
Safety – Tend the Vines
Entrepreneurship – Love the Wine You’re With
Fun! - Smile! You Have Purple Teeth!

Foley Family Wines provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, July 10th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Entry Level
Compensation:
$‌24.OO ‍−‌ $27.OO

Contact Information:

Foley Family Wines - Banshee
Harry Stern