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

Part Time

  Goose Ridge Winery (http://www.gooseridge.com)

  Woodinville, Washington

Goose Ridge Winery is looking to add an enthusiastic and experienced staff member to our tasting room in Woodinville, WA. The staff member should have a demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service. The staff member must have a working knowledge of wine, and the ability to learn quickly about the Goose Ridge story, winemaking practices, and philosophy. The staff member must be articulate & motivated with excellent sales and communication skills. The candidate must always project a positive image and have great interpersonal skills. In addition the staff member must have excellent organizational and problem solving abilities and be able to work autonomously. The staff member must understand our “telling our story” and ensure, above all our guests have a great experience.

Responsibilities:

15-20 hours per week

Greets every customer as they enter the Tasting Room
Pours wine with confidence while discussing specifics about the wine and the process
Engage the customer and asses their level of wine knowledge; ask them about wine preferences to gage how to direct conversation
Provides a warm and memorable experience
Answers guests questions with confidence and true enthusiasm
Sells wine and related products
Open new wine club memberships
Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team
Re-stock wine and related products
Ensure a clean and organized environment
Operates cash register, manages daily accounting, and other computer related functions
Is able to work weekends and evenings

Performs other duties as assigned by the management

Qualifications:

Professional, positive attitude, and strong work ethic
Ability to multitask and serve multiple customers simultaneously
Prior tasting room or hospitality experience is desired
Physical requirements include standing for long periods of time and lifting a maximum of 50lbs.
Previous sales experience is a plus
Must be a able to demonstrate excellence in providing a positive guest experience
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required
Applicants must be 21 years of age, with a valid class 12 permit & food handlers card.

Salary is hourly and DOE, will include a sales commission and wine club membership incentive program

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