Knudsen Vineyards is growing rapidly, and we are seeking a full-time Tasting Room Manager!
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Director of Consumer Sales
Customer Service and Hospitality, Tasting Room and Wine Club sales, Direct to Consumer eCommerce, Events, Brand Outreach
ROLE PURPOSE | The Tasting Room Manager is at the forefront of our brand, welcoming guests at The Outlook and providing a memorable world-class experience. This person must be a self-starter with a strong customer service background in luxury products. Work directly with the Director of Consumer Sales to maintain and build hospitality standards in all DTC channels; Tasting Room, Events, Wine Club, eCommerce and Phone sales. Essential to the role is to maintain the company’s long-established reputation for excellence and to create a culture of cooperation, trust and lasting engagement among team members, our customers, and key stakeholders in the community.
Exemplary customer service and presentation skills with the ability to relay knowledge of wines and wine production in private and group settings
Ability to multitask and “act on the fly” during high traffic situations
Possess excellent communication skills with team members, management, and customers, maintaining a positive attitude.
Build strong relationships with guests and local luxury hotels and concierge.
Strong organizational skills
Proficient in Google Suite, Wine Direct, Tock
Knowledge of Trello, Ship Compliant, FedEx, Wine Shipping a plus
Passionate about wine
2+ years experience in a retail sales role, focusing on team sales goals, hospitality, wine club memberships, mailing list building, and sales growth
Experience with event planning, coordination, and implementation to increase demand and build the Knudsen Vineyards mailing list
Must have a clean professional appearance and excel in intercommunications and interactions, both in person and through virtual discussion
Ability to start a project and carry through to successful implementation
The Tasting Room Manager will be required to work weekends, weekdays, some evenings, and some holidays. The typical shift will be 9:00 am-5:00 pm for a maximum of 40 hours per week.
Must be 21 years of age
Ability to lift up to 45 lbs
Must hold a current OLCC server’s permit or obtain during first 30 days of employment
Emphasis on customer loyalty and retention
Build long-lasting relationships
Act as a brand ambassador, helping to promote Knudsen Vineyards across local networks.
Collaborate with the Director of Consumer Sales to provide wine education and premium customer service, creating a team-focused environment.
Work together with the Director of Consumer Sales to plan annual events and elevated experiences.
Offer premium customer service for all visitors; customers, members of the trade, friends, and family, etc.
On a daily basis, conduct tastings and tours, restock wine, wipe down tables, bus and wash glasses.
Record inventory with Director of Consumer Sales
Maintain stock of wines, supplies, merchandise, and essential Tasting Room items.
Work directly with the Director of Consumer Sales to coordinate staffing needs.
Perform daily opening and closing procedures.
Assist in the development of weekly staff training and sales meetings.
Understand and meet DTC sales goals
Awareness of compliance and shipping restrictions
Understand POS programs to process sales and shipping orders.
Coordinate fulfillment team for heavier shipping months (holidays, wine club, promotions, etc)
Knowledge of Key Performance Indicators and the ability to offer suggestions for sales and wine club growth.
Follow safety protocols and manage a team to effectively promote a safe and clean work environment.
10-foot long, flat sorting line with solid conveyor belt and a shaker unit that goes over the top of the back end. Both run on 3 phase/240. Both are CMA construction. Sorting line is Model S800X and the shaker is model TV1. Sorting line is 10 feet long and just over 3 feet wide. The shaker unit is 30" wide, 48" long and 56" high with a 26" x 40" opening. Both were purchased new in 2015. They have been well maintained, work well together and make for relatively easy and high quality sorting. Both are easy to operate and clean. The sorting line is on industrial casters and is very easy to move.
These units, along with the Amos A-10 destemmer (see our ad here or inquire) we have for sale as well are either an incline conveyor or some height away from offering a complete fruit processing set up.
Clones Pomm, Wad, 115, 777. South facing steep slope average elevation 330'. Located by world-renowned vineyards. Dry farmed. Professionally managed.
Wine dark and intense. Reflects well on Ribbon Ridge AVA.
Marine sedimentary soil. Tasting available. Price Negotiable.
Time/duration: Likely to start around the first or second week of September (weather dependent), and could finish anywhere between the 2nd and 4th week of October ().
Tasks: The work will involve cleaning, fruit sorting, punch-downs/cap management, fermentation monitoring, data recording, additions, barrel work… and more cleaning.
Varietals: Italian, Bordelaise, Rhone, Burgundian
Disposition: Candidate should be curious-minded, enjoy learning, and willing to get tired & dirty in the process of learning a broad range of wine-production essentials related to harvest & fermentation.
Other stuff: Regional vineyard trips (if you have a valid Driver's License). Rudimentary skills in speaking Spanish would be great. Candidate should be able to lift 40Lbs (or whatever the current amount is that we’re allowed to ask). This is a physically demanding job.
Compensation: This is a paid position. We’ll also feed you lunch (and dinner in the rare event that we work into the later hours), as we believe in the civilized habit of a sit-down, family-style, hot meal.
Rocks AVA - Ancient Stones Vineyard
Walla Walla AVA - SeVein Siren of the Hills Vineyard
Amos A-10 destemmer. 3-phase/240 power. Variable speed and can process up to 10 tons/hour, mostly run at about 3-5 and does fine and is pretty quiet. Stainless cage. Purchased new in 2012. Has had an average of about 125 tons/year run through it. Extremely well-maintained. Comes on a variable height stand (for over standard height fermenter processing) that is on high-quality rotating casters so very easy to move around. Easy to run and clean. Has certainly processed fruit for very good wines. Has only been used for Pinot Noir. Available to see, run and take away right now.
Roco Winery is looking for one more person to join our crew for the 2020 vintage. We produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wine here in the Willamette Valley. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds and be ok working long shifts. Cellar work will include but is not limited to: barrel work, cleaning tanks, operating pumps, punchdowns, tracking ferments and general cleaning. Must have a great attitude, be a team player and do well multitasking. Forklift experience a plus but not required.
Waukesha 130 pump, screw sump for the Waukesha 130, pumpover cart with screen and some extra 3" hose. Contact me for pictures / questions. Still determining a fair price. We are in the Applegate Valley, but I will be driving up to the Willamette Valley a couple times in August and could possibly deliver.
A to Z Wineworks, located at their REX HILL property in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, seeks cellar interns for the 2020 vintage. At A to Z Wineworks, harvest is intense and filled with opportunity as fruit arrives from around the state - primarily Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay, plus a cross-section of other varieties. This diversity of fruit comes from our LIVE-certified and as well as from conventionally farmed locations across many different AVAs. The vineyard sizes range from several hundred acres to very small sites.
This paid internship position typically runs from mid-August through early November, depending on the season. We value interns who share in our company culture of working hard, working smart, and learning together. You will work with a team that has earned the most years of collective winemaking experience in Oregon, as well as experience that stretches from Burgundy to New Zealand. Our winemakers approach winemaking from different perspectives and they are willing to share what they know. This is an opportunity to learn more about winemaking on different production scales and with different stylistic goals. At A to Z, we blend traditional winemaking and a modern approach.
Of paramount importance to us is that you can accept a flexible schedule, which will almost certainly include long hours, overtime, and weekend work. You must be able to stand and move for at least ten hours, have the proven ability to lift, bend, rotate, move and carry up to 40 pounds over the course of the shift and on a repetitive basis, and be able to climb stairs, ladders and work on catwalks. We expect people to work well within a team environment and work with individuals in a respectful manner that is consistent with the company’s values.
You will undoubtedly have a diverse work experience, including but not limited to, grape receival, pump-over and Pulsair cap management, tank dig out, pressing, racking, transfers, barrel work, inoculations, wine movements, juice, must and wine additions, driving a forklift and as always, cleaning.
We have several schedules available, which may include morning, swing and night shift. Benefits include a catered meal a day at the peak of harvest, wine education, shared events, camaraderie, learning and most importantly, sharing in a great company culture. Past Trainees and interns have stated that a harvest at A to Z Wineworks is rewarding and a career builder. We hope you consider applying with us. Interested candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter.
A to Z Wineworks is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Contact: email@example.com Learn more about us at www.AtoZWineworks.com
A to Z Wineworks is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, goal-oriented Spanish speaker to join our team as a part-time Hospitality Associate serving guests in our REX HILL tasting spaces. The Hospitality Associate delivers exceptional guest experiences through a focus on customer service and education, sharing their passion for wine and REX HILL and to offer tastings in Spanish. Each Hospitality Associate works to assure the safety and health of our guests and staff, following all cleaning and safety protocols, and by wearing a mask throughout the course of their work. The successful Hospitality Associate combines effective communication and sales skills to build brand loyalty and achieve monthly tasting room sales and wine club goals. This position offers a great entry opportunity into the wine industry.
The Hospitality team is essential in creating favorable impressions of REX HILL through guest interactions in our tasting spaces as well as at winery and off-site events. The role requires a high level of curiosity and a desire to develop and share knowledge of fine wines and the winemaking process in Spanish and English. A stellar Hospitality Associate is poised under pressure and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Presence of mind, an eye for details, and the ability to tailor compelling communication to a varied audience are all essential for this role. The successful candidate cares deeply about the customer experience and understands how to combine service with sales skills to achieve goals. The ideal Hospitality Associate is an energetic and enthusiastic team player and brings a healthy dose of good humor to a busy, demanding role.
Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age, have the ability to obtain a valid OLCC card, and must be able to work Saturday and Sunday, in addition to some weekday shifts. Physical requirements include the ability to stand for extended periods and lift, carry and rotate 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
A to Z Wineworks was founded in 2002 to offer the highest quality wines for the greatest sustainable value. By sourcing from across the state, the goal is to make wines that capture the Essence of Oregon,™ while building a company that combines commerce with conscience. Recognized as one of the top small businesses in Oregon and one of the most admired agricultural companies in the state, A to Z is committed to excellence. Now one of Oregon’s largest wineries, A to Z was Oregon’s first Impact Hot Brand from M. Shanken publications in 2017 and 2018 and has achieved Best for the World certified B Corp status every year since certifying in 2014.
A to Z supports sustainable and conventional farming practices for over 50 vineyards across Western Oregon’s AVAs. In 2007, the founding families incorporated the legacy REX HILL brand. REX HILL focuses only on Willamette Valley wines and features estate vineyard farming practices that are certified biodynamic, organic and/or LIVE. While total company wine production averages 350,000 cases, only about 3% is dedicated to the elite REX HILL brand, named in 2017 as Robert Parker’s Extraordinary “Under the Radar” Winery for the Americas.
A to Z values collaboration, cooperation and can-do attitudes. A to Z Wineworks is an equal opportunity employer and works toward racial equity and inclusion. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
The company is based in Newberg, Oregon at their REX HILL property.
Interested?! Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about us at www.AtoZWineworks.com
Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon’s founding wineries, is seeking an experienced cellar-hand to join us for the 2020 harvest (our 50th anniversary!). PV specializes in the production of premium Pinot noir and Chardonnay, along with other varietals such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Arneis and Dolcetto.
This is a full time, paid seasonal position for approximately 8 to 10 weeks, starting beginning of September. We are looking for hardworking individuals who have a passion for wine and are excited to learn more about the process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, though other duties may be assigned:
• Receiving fruit and sorting
• Racking and transfers of juice and wine
• Inoculations/additions to juice and wine
• Cap Management of red fermentations
• Operating crush equipment and presses
• Draining and pressing of tanks, including shoveling pomace
• Perform Sanitation procedures and adhere to COVID19 protocols set forth by the state of Oregon and Ponzi Vineyards
• Forklift Operation
• Minimum of 2 vintages previously worked
• Must be comfortable working long hours in a very fast–paced, physically demanding environment, up to 6 days a week
• Experience with forklift operations a plus
• Have valid US or international driver’s license
Paul O’Brien Winery, in the heart of the Umpqua Valley, is seeking seasonal cellar workers to assist our winemaking team for the 2020 vintage. This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience in the wine industry. Work is for September thru mid-November
Duties include but are not limited to:
Loading unloading trucks with forklift
Processing fruit into tanks
Additions and Innoculations
Pumpovers and Punchdowns
Wine & Juice Transfers
Although no previous winery experience is required, Ideal candidates should be able to lift 50+ pounds, work on their feet all day, possess strong verbal and written English skills, a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and must be willing to work extended hours including weekends as needed. Forklift experience a plus.
Most importantly, the right person will have a positive attitude and know how to have a good time while working hard!
Position will run from approximately mid-September to mid-November. 40 hours per week minimum and up to 60 during the peak weeks of harvest.
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $14.00 to $16.00 /hour
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! 2020 harvest of Pinot Noir grapes grown in the beautiful Eola-Amity Hills AVA. 25+ year old vines dry farmed in premium volcanic soil. 600'-800' elevation. Professionally pruned and maintained. Sustainable growing practices just outside of Salem, OR.
New grapevines, sourced from Duarte:
940 ea--PN Wad/2A on 3309 from Duarte
440 ea-- PN 667 on 3309 also from Duarte
To work at Sweet Cheeks Winery is an intentional act of continuing the legacy of our founder, Dan Smith. We are more than the wines we produce, the events we host and a name that makes people chuckle. This winery was created as a place for people to come as they are, to gather with others, to celebrate life’s moments, both big and small.
We believe that wine brings people together. Each bottle is an experience waiting to be had.
Summary | The Tasting Room Manager of our Winery location will oversee the daily operation of the tasting room and lead by example by embracing and inspiring our company values. The Tasting Room Manager position requires leadership and development of Tasting Room staff. Mandatory working days are Thursday through Sunday, with flexibility on rounding out the schedule with Monday or Wednesday.
Maintain adequate stock of supplies, including but not limited to : wine, glassware, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, cider, basic cleaning supplies, sanitation and safety supplies, food supplies
Train all incoming tasting room staff based on the developed training schedule
Reconciling any discrepancies with sales, cash at close, inventory of wine
Develop, propose, and implement menu items for food and beverage (non-wine)
Execute any tasting room staff employee reviews
Work with Sweet Cheeks on 5th Manager, Event Director, and Marketing Director on staff schedules
Develop, propose, and implement programs and events to increase revenue and club growth
Welcome all guests into our tasting room and provide an outstanding tailored experience
Problem solving any guest issues, and teach tasting room staff through those scenarios
Understanding and developing creative ways to talk about our wines, our story and our wine clubs with our guests
Provide ongoing education for tasting room staff concerning wine inventory, winery announcements, production updates, wine and sales techniques
Attainment of wine club membership and sales objectives
Demonstrate success in a brand-focused and guest-catered environment
Two years of management level experience
Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
Able to work in both a fast paced environment and a slower visitation day
Must be able to work for a minimum of 38 hours per week, must be available for evenings and most holidays
Able to perform at a high caliber while continuously standing for up to 8 hours
Maintains or will acquire OLCC servers permit
Maintains or will acquire Food Servers permit
These grapes are from high density (3' by 5'), south facing blocks on volcanic soils planted in 2006 with elevations ranging from 420' to 580'. The blocks are well maintained for air flow and have been cropped down to one cluster per shoot.
Buena Vista area estate grown Pino Noir, clones 113, 115, 667, and 777.
Only use organic sprays.
South facing slope, drip irrigated.
Grown in gravely loam soil
Drip irrigated from Deer Creek
Planted in 1996
All organic practices
Family owned and operated
Previous years have produced award winning wines
Grown in gravely loam soil
Drip irrigated from Deer Creek
Planted in 1995
All organic practices
Family owned and operated
Previous years have produced highly awarded wines
Pinot Noir dijon clones 115, 777. Southwest facing, steep slope, elevation between 240 - 320'. Dry farmed, Professionally managed, marine sedimentary soils. Tasting available. Approx. 5 tons. Price negociable.
Selling 2 2-ton open top Oak fermenters. One tri-clover fitting on the bottom.
Email for more information and pictures.
Shaker table in good condition. Manufactured entirely of stainless steel, with programmable variable frequency drive to control speed, removable sorting screens, removable MOG collector and integrated juice pan. Call or email for additional information or photos.
Magitech A15DC Stemmer/Crusher
Continuous operating with capacity of 12-20 ton/hour; Whole machine w/ hopper and chassis in 304 S/S
Acid Resistant Alloy Destemming Basket, S/S Bypass for destemming only option; S/S spike roller
Power transmission by silent and smooth-running v-belt; Standard Chassis and Inlet Hopper, legs as shown (deconstructed) for use with a conveyor/ fruit elevator.
Variable drive motor, 220/440 volt. 60 Hz, 3 phase 2.2 KW $4,000