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

Full Time

  Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

  Philo, California

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your exceptional hospitality and sales skills? We have an opportunity available for an experienced, successful Tasting Room Sales Associate at Greenwood Ridge Vineyards in beautiful Philo. 

We offer competitive base pay, a generous sales incentive program and benefits for full-time employees.

The Tasting Room Sales Associate is responsible for providing a memorable guest experience by providing exceptional service and hospitality. The Tasting Room Sales Associate must be adept at building relationships that promote the sale of wine, brandy and wine club memberships. Contributes to meeting or exceeding team sales goals. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

•  Ensures that all guests are greeted in a friendly and professional manner.
•  Communicates in a knowledgeable, professional and gracious manner to all guests.
•  Maintains the tasting room environment by ensuring that it is inviting and appealing.
•  ID’s guests when needed to ensure they are of legal age to consume alcohol.
•  Serves samples of wine and brandy for guests in both individual and group settings.
•  Shares appropriate information and educates guests about our wines, brandy, brand history, sister wineries and lodging.
•  Able to effectively resolve any guest dissatisfaction. 
•  Accurately operates POS system and other office equipment.
•  Ensures that tasting room is properly stocked and inventory is being accurately recorded.
•  Accurately completes end of day reports, reconciles daily sales and posts transactions.
•  Demonstrates personal accountability by completing all job duties in a correct and timely manner and by following all company policies and procedures.
•  Performs all opening and closing duties.
•  Ensures that the tasting room is clean by disposing of trash, wiping counters and tabletops, cleaning and polishing glassware, etc.
•  Restock wine and glassware in the tasting room as needed.

•  Must be at least 21 years of age.
•  First-hand knowledge, appreciation of, and passion regarding wine and wine-related topics.
•  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•  Ability to build and maintain positive relationships.
•  Ability to present products, up sell and cross sell.
•  Strong interpersonal awareness, relationship management and influencing skills.
•  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and point-of-sale applications.
•  Database management, social media and data entry experience a plus.
•  Available to work weekends, holidays and overtime. 
•  Present a professional appearance and demeanor.
•  Must be a team player and maintain a positive disposition.
•  Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
•  Ability to lift/move/carry 50 pounds on a repetitive basis.

•  Minimum of one year of experience in the same or similar role in the wine industry required.
•  High school diploma or GED required. 
•  Safe Serving Certificate preferred.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly working in a tasting room environment. Employee may also occasionally work in an outdoor environment during special events. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. Events may have higher levels of noise at times.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A reasonable accommodation, if available, may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to engage and communicate with customers and co-workers in an open and friendly manner. This requires excellent communication skills. The employee is regularly required to use hands, arms and fingers to perform the duties of this position. Some examples include, but is not limited to: operating POS system, standard office equipment, lift/carry/move/open/pour wine, rearrange tables and chairs and perform housekeeping duties. Some examples of housekeeping duties include, but are not limited to: cleaning and polishing glassware, wiping down tables/countertops, sweeping and collecting and disposing of garbage. Must be able to hear/listen, speak, taste and smell. The employee is required to stand, move and walk for prolonged periods of time. The employee must be able to lift/move/carry 50 pounds on a repetitive basis. The employee may occasionally be required to sit, stoop, kneel and crouch.

The duties and responsibilities of this position may change. Wilson Artisan Wineries is an equal opportunity employer.

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