Tasting Host with Room to Grow (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Kivelstadt Cellars

  Glen Ellen, California

Job Description:
Kivelstadt Cellars is launching an exciting new project in April, and is looking for our newest team members to help us grow. Kivelstadt Cellars is a growing winery which tries to challenge the perception of traditional California wine by creating unique wines that showcase the best California sites, with a distinct new age twist, and a heavy emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship. With only a handful of employees, members of the Kivelstadt team wear a lot of hats, and this position is no different. While the main focus of the role is day-to-day tasting room operations, and making sure things run smoothly as we launch our new project, we’re also looking for people who can grow with our brand. Based on your interest and skills this position has the potential to morph into roles in wine club management, tasting room management, event planning, and others. We want employees to grow with us, and are committed to creating an environment where that growth is possible.

Essential Functions and Duties Include (to start):
•  Oversight and execution of day-to-day tasting room activities including hosting tastings, sales of wine and wine club memberships, order and data entry, setup and cleanup as well as maintaining a clean environment.
•  Assisting VP of Hospitality with web order fulfillment, execution of wine club shipments, and other duties.

Job Requirements:
•  Wine knowledge is an obvious benefit, but passion and excitement for wine is a must. Facts can be taught, passion can’t.
•  Our tasting room staff is the face or our winery, so applicants must display a professional appearance and demeanor, have a warm and engaging personality, and be able to tell a good story.
•  As we are such a small team, the willingness and ability to step in where needed and be self-directed is paramount. We’re looking for people who aren’t afraid to take initiative and ownership.
•  Naturally dynamic sales skills, especially the ability to sell memberships.
•  Demonstrates computer proficiency, including data entry, and ability to navigate POS system.
•  Has high school diploma or GED; certificate in wine education or college degree preferred.
•  Must be at least 21 years of age.
•  Must be able to work Saturday and Sunday, and schedule flexibility is a plus.
•  Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds repeatedly
•  Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
•  Ability to effectively stock wine, execute set-up and break down procedures and equipment.
•  Ability to understand and accurately follow written and verbal instructions.

Compensation: Hourly DOE and skills. Compensation includes health benefits, pro-rata share of tips, and commissions.

Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your experience, areas of interest, and why you think you’d be a good fit for the position 

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