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

Full Time

  Novelty Hill - Januik Winery (http://www.noveltyhilljanuik.com)

  Woodinville, Washington


Novelty Hill-Januik Winery is an iconic winery located in Woodinville wine country, twenty minutes outside of Seattle, Washington. We are a well-established venue with an exceptional culinary program, award-winning wines and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities.  

This role is pivotal for providing superior customer service to all tasting room traffic and guests, while maintaining and running a very fast paced tasting room that exists inside an equally busy venue space. 

Job Responsibilities:

  •          Set the standard for service skills, salesmanship, and hospitality for all staff
  •          Develop and construct elevated tasting room experiences with distinct goals and measures of success
  •       Design programs to increase sales and average check
  •         Manage and develop tasting room Leads and Associates
  •          Manage a large, high-volume Tasting Room from the top down
  •          Work with Winery Leadership on organization-wide development and growth
  •          Set and meet department budget and budget goals set on an annual basis 
  •          Develop and implement a training and education program for all Events and Tasting Room staff
  •          Develop and implement incentive program for tasting room team
  •          Motivate and mentor tasting room staff for absolute success
  •          Supervise and run a tasting room representing veteran wine maker Mike Januik with exemplary poise and flexibility 
  •          Maintain tasting room data for trends in sales
  •          Manage and communicate wine inventory and availability for retail sales
  •          Participate in all wine club events, including release weekends
  •          Manage the hiring, and training all Tasting Room staff
  •          Work with Sales Department for VIP guests
  •          Problem solve with vendors 


  • Minimum 3 years of winery  experience with a proven track record of sales success in a fast-paced, guest-centric environment
  • Hospitality and/or food and beverage industry experience preferred
  • Schedule flexibility is a must; work week will be Thursday – Monday
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year university preferred
  • Seasoned professional who is ready to contribute to our company on day one and who can contribute to our long-term strategic goals
  • Strong attention to detail and superb organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-managed, yet also a team player 


Novelty Hill-Januik Winery offers a generous benefit package, a bonus plan and a competitive salary DOE.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should send resumes and salary requirement to Dana Jackson: dana@noveltyhilljanuik.com . Please, no phone calls or drop-ins.
Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only offer interviews to those candidates who meet our minimum qualifications and who we feel would be the right fit for our organization.

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