Tasting Room Manager, Future Business Parter (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Part Time

  Wines in Tandem

  Davis, California

Is it time to make the next step in your wine career, one that includes the potential for future ownership in the business? How about joining a new retail shop and tasting room that is quickly becoming a favorite spot in town?

Wines in Tandem is a new wine shop that includes an excellent bottle selection and several wine tasting rooms. In the next few months, we’ll open the doors to a reserve-style wine tasting and education experience, and are looking to hire a leader to manage the shop, tasting room, and staff.

The Role
The tasting room manager will be responsible for the wine and service aspects of the tasting room, with help from the business owner and additional team members. The role requires someone that is passionate about wine, knowledgeable about wine tastings, and has great experience working in or managing the tasting room of a premium winery.

The hard word of this manager, along with their ability to form connections with our customers, will be a huge asset to the success of the business. Because of that, this role has the potential for long term growth and an ownership stake in the business.

Responsibilities include:

- Plan and conduct tastings for our tasting bar and tasting rooms
- Organize, arrange tastings for groups and private events
- Manage guests and reservations using our software tools
- Help create and design food and bite pairings
- Manage, schedule, and help train tasting room staff
- Learn and respond to the needs of our ideal customers
- Work with a positive attitude and make continuous improvements

Hours are roughly 1pm to 6pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Friday till 8pm.
Starting pay is $30/hr, which totals $48,000/yr, plus tips.
Opportunities for commission and bonuses raise earning potential to $72,000/yr.
Long term potential for increased responsibility and earnings based on performance.

About You
Your background is important, but so is where you want to be in the future.

The right candidate has the following experience:

- 4 year college degree
- Experience in fine dining restaurant or wine bar
- Experience in a winery tasting room
- Wine sales or wine club management
- Domestic wines, yes, but also wines of Europe
- Intermediate or advanced level wine education courses

More importantly, you are a great fit if:
- You excel at the projects you lead
- You’re looking for a new and different opportunity
- You’re a future business owner or co-owner
- Everyone trusts you for being dependable and reliable
- Wine is your passion 100%
- Tasting great wines is a priority for your job
- You are a great home cook, and have a bucket list of restaurants
- Traveling to new wine regions is what you daydream about

How To Apply

Next Steps
If you’re still reading this and have a smile on your face, we need to talk.

Please apply with your resume or CV with up-to-date information.
Cover letter (make it brief!) with the following:
1) All-time favorite wine, and why
2) THE wine industry professional you’d love to meet, and why.

No solicitations or recruiters.

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