Job Status: Filled

Wine Sales Associate - Downtown Napa (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Back Room Wines

  Napa, California

Back Room Wines is looking for energetic, professional and highly motivated individuals to join our retail wine specialist team. This is a full-time, position, working out our Downtown Napa retail store. No cold calling. No telecommuting. Great opportunity to learn and grow through extensive hands-on education (seminars, tastings and meetings with some of the world’s top wine estates).

Strong candidates will have an understanding of the fine wine market (wines/regions/varietals/prices) and ability to provide a high level of detailed service to a demanding customer base. This includes a well-rounded knowledge of fine wines, customer relationship building, technology and sales writing. The most successful person in this role will be very organized, able to multitask, self-motivated and a strong written communicator.


Working alongside of a team of professionals, the candidate must be well-versed and come with a diverse background that includes

•  1+ years of recent wine industry related experience (wine retail/wholesale, restaurant or other) is required. Retail or sales experience a plus.
•  Assist with buying and vendor management of wines and spirits.
•  Strong knowledge of fine wine market (especially Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa, Tuscany, Rhone), and even some individual wine label familiarity – top wines per region and current market pricing.
•  WSET, CSW, CMS preferred but not required.
•  Ability to write tasting notes, speak in depth to specific wine products/regions/varietals.
•  Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
•  Capable writer and ability to type 35-40 words per minute.
•  Team player.
•  Proficiency in MS Office and an ability quickly learn new technology/software.

Other Qualifications:

•  Must be 21 years old to apply.
•  Must be able and willing to lift up to 50 pounds.

Hourly wage starting at $20, plus commissions, tips, accrued PTO and sick time, trade discounts, and a generous wine discount.

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