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Part time Wine Educator - Walt Baca Wines

Hall family of wines is looking for full & part time Wine Educators to help us launch our newest tasting room in Healdsburg. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated hospitality professional to be a part of our first cobranded property for WALT & BACA Wines. WALT & BACA are owned by the Hall family, whose reputation for outstanding wines and hospitality is far-reaching. WALT makes world class Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays from premier vineyards across the Pacific Coast. BACA is our newest brand and makes Zinfandel from pedigreed California vineyards.

Wages: Hourly plus commission on sales and wine club signups

Job category: Tasting Room

Roles & Responsibilities: The Wine Educator is responsible for hosting visitors to the WALT & BACA tasting room for tours & tastings, and educating guests on our story, and wines in order to sell wine, acquire new wine club members, and create ambassadors to the brand. About You: This person is passionate about hospitality, sales & wine! They enjoy making presentations, entertaining, and interacting with guests. They are professional, articulate, friendly, patient and wired for service. They enjoy anticipating and responding to even the unexpressed wishes and needs of our guests. This person is a brand champion who is committed to providing the finest personal service and maintaining our facilities in order to create a warm, relaxed, yet refined ambiance.

Work hours: 10-6

Posting date: 07/23/2019

Part Time Tasting Room Hospitality - Ektimo Vineyards

Tasting Room Hospitality person to entertain guests and fulfill standard tasting room operations. Experience helpful, but can train the right person.

Wages: Start at $16 per hour

Job category: Tasting Room

Work hours: Part time-Weekends required

Posting date: 07/15/2019

Tasting Room Associate - Harvest Moon Estate & Winery

The Harvest Moon Tasting Room Associate is responsible for efficiently and effectively promoting the sale of wine and non-wine products through excellent sales and customer service skills while providing customers with a unique and personalized wine tasting experience. Must be enthusiastic, articulate, and motivated with a passion for wine and working with the public.

Wages: Dependent on experience

Job category: Tasting Room

Roles & Responsibilities: • Greet all visitors, pour wines for tasting, discuss wine and respond to customer questions. • Ensure that every visitor enjoys their experience and leaves with a very high impression of our wines. • Is knowledgeable about wines, winemaking techniques, winery history, and unique aspects of wines. • Effectively promote and sell wine and Wine Club memberships. • Handle routine purchasing transactions, including operating POS system. • Attend to inventory in tasting room and on site. • Help with all shipping needs. • Participate and assist with company events and activities. • Wash and polish glassware. • Assist with display and pricing of retail items and wines. • Represent winery at outside functions as required. • Other duties as assigned

Work hours: Willing to work weekends, holidays, and with a flexible schedule.

Posting date: 06/24/2019

Hospitality Manager - Blue Rock Vineyard

We are excited to offer a rare opportunity to join our small and dynamic team to grow with us at Blue Rock Vineyard and Winery. This is not an administrative position. Our Hospitality Manager position is hands-on, working with by appointment guests in a private, one-on-one luxury environment, 85%+ of the time. We need a great storyteller to share our passion. It takes a lot of effort to create a relaxed atmosphere so an incredible work ethic is key. We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable, regardless of their wine knowledge or experience. We are passionate about creating personalized, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and work diligently to create a fun, positive and happy environment knowing laughter makes the wine experience better. Our ideal candidate is energetic, positive and absolutely loves people, yet is sales driven, detailed oriented, curious, humble, yet confident, and has wine industry experience.

Wages: Salary DOE plus monthly stipend for health insurance benefits. Bonus/commission potential

Job category: Tasting Room

Roles & Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Manage a variety of Hospitality related tasks in a private, one-on-one guest-centric luxury environment. • Provide guests a personalized, extraordinary, intimate one-of-a-kind experience centered on wine, food, fun, and education. • Set up and tear down of guest experiences as needed, including pairings, lunches and estate cottage stays. • Ensure that reservations are accurately recorded and managed. • Schedule hosted property experiences. • Ensure the Estate property achieves business goals regarding consumer visitation, club conversion, sales, guest experiences, and brand promotion. • Set and maintain hospitality standards in keeping with company brand goals and expectations. • In conjunction with Director, establish and manage DTC operating budget. • Supervise the daily activities of on-call or event staff, including approval of timecard and commissions. • Evaluate Sales performance to targets and communicate to Director on regular basis. • Develop SOP’s and Best Practices protocols to be used for training and reference. • Perform physical inventory of all items and reconcile to the tracking system. • Maintain timely input of guest notes information into list database. • Responsible for appearance and cleanliness of tasting areas, restrooms, parking lot, gardens and surroundings. • Maintain culinary component of food-pairing experiences. • Continuously assess, create, and evolve hospitality offerings, including wine tasting mix, tours, brand messaging, and exclusive private experiences. • Ensures compliance to all applicable regulations. • Develop and maintain an active referral network system with peer wineries, transportation companies and accommodation properties. • Collaborate with key internal team members and strategic partners on all details of both on-site and off-site events. • Ensure active promotion of Wine Club offerings and benefits. • Develop an exclusive wine buying experience for each customer by understanding and confidently articulating the individuality of the wines in each offering. • Timely input of all shipping orders with follow through on the shipment by phone, and/or email to third party shipping providers. • Build and maintain long-term guest relationships. GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Education/Experience: • Minimum two years’ experience in luxury product retail management. • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent in experience preferred. • Exceptional hospitality and interpersonal skills. • Thorough and professional oral and written communication skills. • Excellent business development, and event management skills. • A positive, enthusiastic team player with excellent communication skills, dynamic personality and superior customer service acumen. • Self-confidence, comfortable around all guest types and with an ability to build relationships, ask for the sale. • Able to empathize with and recognize a guest’s interests and buying signals. • Consistently able to maintain enthusiasm and project a positive image. • Ability to host guests and produce results with minimal supervision. • Excellent organization, problem solving, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills required. • Proficiency with the full MS Office Suite is necessary. • Previous experience with a CRM database system preferred. Physical: • Ability and desire to work extended hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. • Capacity to sit or work on feet for at least 8 hours per day. • Ability to lift, move and stack 40 pounds. • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid US driver’s license. It is important for us to create a win-win partnership. Please include your expectations, including compensation, in your cover letter. About us: Based 15 minutes north of Healdsburg, Calif., Blue Rock Vineyard is a historic, 100 acre private estate that feels more Tuscany than California. We are a by-appointment winery with a robust food program and an estate home. We sustainably farm 40 acres planted to Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah.

Work hours: The position is full-time with weekend work mandatory, as well as occasional evenings for events.

Posting date: 03/09/2019