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

Full Time

  Bottaia Winery

  Temecula, California

We are seeking a full-time Tasting Room Manager to join our team. We are a premier hospitality company with a 20,000 case DTC operation in the Temecula Wine Country. We are farming over 200 acres with 16 French and Italian varietals under the Ponte Winery label. Visit pontewinery.com and pontevineyardinn.com to get to know us a little better.

We are looking for a highly experienced, passionate leader to manage our newest Winery, Bottaia, which is slated to open summer 2018. Bottaia Winery is located on the Ponte Family Estate Ranch which is just east of the Ponte Winery Tasting Room.

The Tasting Room Manager at Bottaia will report to the Bottaia General Manager, and work with the Wine Club Manager, Food and Beverage Manager and Bottaia Pool Club Management Team.

This is a unique opportunity to work with an innovative and dynamic team, focused on developing, promoting and managing the launch of the Bottaia Brand in Temecula Wine Country and Southern California.

You might be a great fit for this position if …

* You are willing to take responsibility and be accountable for results.
* Your lifestyle is suited to long hours and weekend work.
* You are a problem solver not a problem finder.
* You are active and outgoing with a natural heart for hospitality.
* You meet the experience and educational requirements. 
* You are a results-oriented, proven leader in a fast-paced DTC environment.

This position is responsible for managing the daily functions of the Tasting Room (as described below) and will report to the General Manager.


* Manage a successful guest experience in the tasting room 
* Write and execute sales training programs for associates.
* Hire, train, schedule, monitor, coach and terminate associates (as needed) based on established performance and sales goals. 
* Develop and execute bonus program calculations for staff. 
* Develop and execute associate training and development manuals.
* Motivate and coach associates on guest service and sales standards using consistent, knowledgeable, and efficient methods.
* Analyze and control expenditures of wine and non-wine sales to conform to budgetary requirements.
* Collaborate with onsite marketing department for advertising and promotional activities including print, online, electronic media, and direct mail.
* Prepare, deliver and explain monthly sales financial reports to the Corporate Office.
* Drive for sales results and grow the business both in terms of guest satisfaction and reputation.
* Coordinate with staff and the Facilities department to maintain a clean, presentable, guest and employee friendly environment.
* Protect and monitor company assets and inventory at all times.
* Integrate and continue a collaborative working environment between Wine Club and Tasting Room to increase sales and enhance the overall guest experience.

Experience and Skills:

Educational Qualifications and Knowledge:

* Bachelor’s Degree or five years of sales and hospitality management experience; or a combination of education and experience.
* A minimum five years of experience as a manager in the hospitality industry, preferably in a fast-paced restaurant and/or winery tasting room.
* Proven results with operational budget development, forecasting and implementation, inventory, supplies and cost management.
* Proven prior track record of setting and achieving sales goals from marketing and promotional conception to execution year over year.
* Computer proficient and management oversight. Knowledge in Outlook, Excel, Word, POS and Inventory Control Systems.

Physical Requirements:

* Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.
* Ability to lift at least 45 pounds (case of wine).
* Must be 21 years of age.

How To Apply


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