Tasting Room Host and Salesperson (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Merry Edwards Winery/Meredith Vineyard Estate Inc.

  Sebastopol, California

Job Description:
Merry Edwards Winery in Sebastopol seeks the perfect candidate to complete our thriving Tasting Room. The applicant for this position must love hospitality with a contagious enthusiasm for wine, and enjoy providing a high-quality, educational tasting experience. 

The company culture is family-based with an emphasis on personal productivity, efficiency, flexibility and positive team interaction. The position requires a calm but energetic personality with excellent sales and customer service skills. 

Our Tasting Room team promotes a sense of synergy and support with an adept focus on selling our ultra-premium wine through a unique guest experience. 

Job Requirements:
•  Minimum AA degree
•  Previous tasting room experience preferred
•  Must be 21 years of age
•  Must be able to lift 50 pounds
•  Tasting presentations require long periods of time standing and speaking to customers
•  Fine wine sales experience with a proven ability in closing and up-selling
•  Polished customer service skills and sound judgement
•  Extraordinary attention to detail
•  Team player with a professional attitude and positive disposition
•  Wine knowledge with strong interest in continuous wine education 
•  Ability to learn our proprietary computer system and our complex, countrywide shipping system in order to respond to visitors’ diverse shipping needs
•  Schedule could vary but will include at least one weekend day and some holidays

Position Summary:
•  Provide guests with memorable wine and customer service experience that translates into wine sales
•  Lead tastings by interweaving wine, viticulture, and AVA knowledge with the compelling story of Merry and Merry Edwards Winery
•  Operate POS system, create shipping invoices, confidently handle all customer shipping questions
•  Daily inventory counting, reconciliation and restocking
•  Administrative duties related to shipping, mailing list, data entry and appointment scheduling
•  Maintain an organized and clean work environment

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