Wine & Spirits Educator (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Trinchero Family Estates

  Saint Helena, California

Job Summary:

Assist with the daily operations of the Wine Education Department and associated Hospitality events. As to be determined, assist in TFE tasting rooms. Assure that all aspects of Wine Education are executed in a smooth, efficient and accurate fashion, while providing guest experiences of optimum quality.

Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


  • Greet VIP tour groups and other visitors.
  • Confidently provide information about Trinchero Family Estates and its products.
  • Conduct tours of Trinchero facilities on foot and in company vehicles.
  • Present and pour the wines of Trinchero Family Estates at in-house tours, special events and outside tasting events as required.
  • Conduct Wine & Spirits Education seminars for small to very large groups.
  • Coverage on weekends, tours, offsite tastings and special events.
  • Support in the operations and the set-up, execution and breakdown of Special Events.
  • As needed, assist in educational programs and projects.
  • Conduct regular wine inventories and maintain appropriate supply levels for the Inn and Wine & Spirits Education department.


  • Education: Degree in Hospitality Management or related field preferred, not required.
  • Experience:  2 or more years experience in winery hospitality or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for wine in general and Trinchero Family Estates and its products in particular.
  • Valid California’s driver’s license and the ability to maintain a clean DMV record.
  • Ability to re-locate from one facility to another during one shift.
  • Mobility required to conduct tours of Trinchero Family Estates facilities on foot.
  • Relaxed, friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Able to interact effectively with wide range of contacts, i.e. the public, co-workers and members of other departments.
  • Basic computer skills (i.e., word processing and spreadsheet generation) preferred.
  • Wine & Spirits Education Certification preferred, e.g. WSET, CSW, CSS or similar

Working Conditions:

  • Regular working schedule to include weekends and holidays
  • Long and irregular hours during peak seasons and/or special events
  • Moderate to heavy physical work (moving wine cases and setting up for special events)
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
  • Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
  • Ability to lift at least 45 pounds (case of wine)


Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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