Tasting Room Host and Wine Educator

West Wines on Jun 17, 2024

West Wines is a family-owned boutique winery in Dry Creek Valley, located close to downtown Healdsburg. The estate vineyards have been operating since 1998. We focus on producing small lot European style wines. If you are a student with a Wine Business focus, we are offering a six-month paid internship approximately 8 to 12 hours per week. Working on Saturdays is essential. Approximate duration is between September 2023 and February 2024. The internship is available until filled, and there is an option to extend it beyond February 2024. Description: In this job, you’ll gain a broad range of experience in wine education and hospitality. Our training will teach you all there is to know about our wines; including sharing and embracing the West Wines story, our wine production philosophy, and a vision to providing a high-value guest experience. You can expect to be engaged in the following: Activities related to direct-to-consumer sales: Deliver hospitality and conduct wine tastings to winery guests, sell our wines to guests and enroll them into our wine club, assist tasting room manager and staff with private events happening at the winery. Winery operations: Stocking wine, preparing wine shipments, tasting room opening and closing activities, maintaining a clean and safe tasting room environment. Reporting and Analytics: Work with tasting room manager to gather data and measure key performance indicators to sales performance and ROI. Planning and execution of marketing promotional activities. Assist Tasting Room Manager with Monthly newsletter, social media activity, and representing West Wines at off-site events. The role favors an energetic, service oriented, outgoing individual who enjoys being part of a team. Being dependable and reliable are critical traits to success. Requirements/Skills/Experience: Basic wine education or experience Experience with POS systems or other computer database software tools Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task Experience working in a service or hospitality environment Good listening and communication skills with individuals and small groups Organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. At least 21 years of age Must possess a valid driver’s license. Availability to work regularly on Saturdays and periodically on other days. Must be available occasionally on evenings and holidays for event needs.

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