Tasting Room Associate (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Part Time

  James Cole Winery

  Napa, California

Luxury without pretense. Join an amazing family-owned winery in the heart of Napa Valley. Our small, passionate team works to create memorable experiences for guests that are intimate and high-end, yet still casual and fun. 

Tasting Room Associates are responsible for growing wine sales, wine club memberships, and public knowledge of James Cole Winery. The people who are most successful in this role are passionate about wine, love interacting with all types of people, enjoy working as part of a team, and are able to bring a sense of positivity and energy with them to work each day. We pay well, offer great benefits and healthy commissions. And, we just happen to be looking for a new team member who can bring a great attitude, kindness, professionalism, and a solid work ethic every day.



  1. Host groups and provide memorable and positive tasting experiences.
  2. Educate our guests on our unique history and share our story.
  3. Sell our wines in a direct to consumer environment.
  4. Encourage guests to join our Wine Club.
  5. Ability to sell over the phone, book reservations, provide top-level customer service at all times.
  6. Must be driven, possess an outgoing personality, and have the aptitude to solve problems.



  • 1-2+ years of hospitality experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Focused and has a positive outlook, is enthusiastic and creative.
  • Takes initiative, is reliable, adaptable, and a team player.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant work experience within the wine industry.
  • Familiarity with WineDirect Point of Sale System is a plus.


  • A variety of schedules available with most hours being between 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, weekend availability a must!
  • Our part-time employees are generally scheduled to work 8-29 hours per week.
  • Work at James Cole Winery in Napa, California.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs (case of wine) regularly and to remain standing on feet for long periods of time.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.



  • We offer a competitive starting rate ($21-27 per hour) with additional opportunities for commissions, quarterly bonuses, and lucrative credit card tips. The average host in this position can make up to $95,000 per year. Hourly rates are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate’s experience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position.
  • Regular full-time employees also get access to our comprehensive medical, dental, and vision. They’re also eligible for paid time off, paid holidays, and a retirement plan with a company match.
  • Wine allocation!

How To Apply


Please submit your resume and a little bit about why you are psyched about this opportunity and would be an awesome addition to our team.

Applicants must be willing to consent to a background check.


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