TASTING ROOM ASSOCIATE / LEAD (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Part Time

  Locatelli Vineyards & Winery

  San Miguel, California

Looking for an eager, self-motivated individual who is looking to advance into management. This person would start as a tasting room associate and rapidly progress into full time assistant management upon learning and understanding our daily program.
*Knowledge of Wine Direct POS software and platform a plus!
Wine knowledge is preferred, however initiative and a strong motivation to learn can work as well. If you are a team player, and love to share your passion and sell wine, we would love to meet you. Come spend your workday alongside the vineyard. Potential full-time opportunity for the right individual is high.
*Please note: Working weekends and holidays are required.
Essential Functions:
•  Represents Locatelli Winery in a positive and professional manner, delivers a warm and friendly greeting, and exudes passion in the presentation of the wines and the story.
•  Delivers effective sales strategies that result in the sale of wines and wine club memberships while keeping with our service and hospitality standards.
•  Able to provide guests with an outstanding and unique experience.
•  Conducts educational tours, hosts bar tastings as well as tableside tastings.
•  Develops relationships with guests to stimulate repeat visits and future sales.
•  Educates our guests about Locatelli's story and wines and assist consumers with their purchases.
•  Presents wine club membership benefits and responsibilities in the promotion to, acquisition of, and retention of Locatelli Wine Club members.
•  Maintains a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers.
•  Follows opening and closing checklist to ensure all tasks are completed daily.
•  Operates cash registers and credit card terminals accurately and efficiently.
•  Stocks merchandise and supplies as needed.
•  Perform cleaning duties, such as sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning/buffing stemware, tidying up service area, taking out the trash, checking on/cleaning bathrooms.
•  Assists with special events, special wine tastings, and VIP luncheons/dinners.
•  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
•  Other assignments as needed.
Working Conditions:
•  Regular working schedule to include weekends and holidays.
•  Occasional long and irregular hours during peak seasons and/or special events.
•  Moderate to heavy physical work (moving wine cases/retail supplies, setting up for special events).
•  Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
•  Ability to lift at least 50 pounds repeatedly (case of wine).

•  Must be 21 or older
•  Excellent customer service skills
•  Works well within team dynamics.
•  Ability to multi-task and to work on assigned responsibilities with limited supervision.
•  Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks.

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