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Tasting Room (Wine Educator)

CA

Post Date: 05/11/2017 Industry: Winery Pay Rate: $14-$17 p/h

Assist with the daily operations of the Wine Education Department and associated Hospitality and Wine Education events.  Assure that all aspects of Wine Education are executed in a smooth, efficient and accurate fashion, while providing guest experiences of optimum quality.

 

  • Greet VIP tour groups and other visitors.
  • Conduct Wine Education seminars for small to very large groups.
  • Conduct tours of facilities on foot and in company vehicles.
  • Present and pour the wines of wineries at in-house tours, special events and outside tasting events as required.
  • Confidently provide information about the winery and its products.
  • Coverage on weekends, tours, offsite tastings and special events.
  • Support in the operations of the Visitor Center and the set-up, execution and breakdown of special events.
  • As needed, assist in educational programs and projects.
  • Conduct regular wine inventories and maintain appropriate supply levels.
  • Assist other departments as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for wine in general.
  • 2-3 years experience in winery hospitality or related field.
  • Valid California’s driver’s license and a clean DMV record.
  • Ability to re-locate from one facility to another during one shift.
  • Mobility required to conduct tours of facilities on foot.
  • Relaxed, friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Able to interact effectively with wide range of contacts, i.e. the public, co-workers and members of other departments.
  • Basic computer skills (i.e., word processing and spreadsheet generation) preferred.
  • Wine Education Certification preferred, e.g. WSET, CSW or similar

 

Working Conditions:

  • Regular working schedule to include weekends and holidays.
  • Long and irregular hours during peak seasons and/or special events.
  • Moderate to heavy physical work (moving wine cases, set-up, execution and breakdown for special events). 
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs, including overhead lifting.

 

Wendy Aguilar
Administrative Assistant


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