WINE DEMO ASSOCIATE (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Rutherford Wine Company

  California, California

Job Summary:

To engage potential consumers and promote the quality of our wines in designated retail stores. This position will represent the winery in a variety of retail outlets and work directly with customers to influence their wine purchase decision toward our brands. Work schedules are subject to availability from these retailers and will include a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday commitments. The duration of each promotion averages three to four hours, and may include more than one show per day at different locations.

Principal Relationships:

Supervises or manages: N/A
Interacts with: Customers, Retail Store Managers, Area Managers, Region Managers, WDA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of the RM/Area Sales Manager, travel to designated retail stores and promote our wines directly to the customer

  • Work with retail management to promote wines in accordance with store policy and procedures for Wine Demo Associates

  • Be prepared and on time with contact names and all pertinent information regarding the business before starting the days project

  • Keep in communication with Regional/Area Sales Manager, contact immediately if not able to attend promotional event

  • Provide winery representation at designated wine or other promotional events



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Retail and promotional events a plus


  • Excellent verbal communication skills, a team player, organized and self-motivated

  • Excellent customer service and able to make important, independent decisions

  • Is oriented to reality and able to control own emotions

  • Can remember/recall information, instructions, safety precautions, procedures and protocols

  • Ability to use Excel and collect and create bi-monthly spreadsheet


  • Able to sit on an occasional basis

  • Able to stand or walk on a constant basis

  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and crouch on an occasional basis

  • Able to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis

  • Able to communicate effectively with others on a constant basis

  • Able to speak, read and write English on a constant basis with visual acuity

  • Ability to follow oral and written directions; work well with people

  • This position represents the Rutherford Wine Company; you are expected to dress in a professional manner consistent with our business, and with the nature of the work performed. Employee should have a clean and neat appearance, and maintain appropriate personal hygiene. Clothing should consist of standard professional attire. No jeans, tank tops, flip-flops or anything of that nature should be worn.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

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