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Job Posting: Tasting Room Hospitality Assistant Manager at Three Rivers Winery

The Tasting Room Hospitality Assistant Manager position is centered primarily on creating a smooth, efficient, service-oriented tasting room environment.  Oversees and supervises all Hospitality Leads and reports directly to the Hospitality Manager on all tasting room and customer service issues. Maintains and completes all Hospitality Reports as assigned. Job will be Thursday through Monday.

Education, Age: High School graduate or equivalent.  The employee must be 21, as the position requires pouring wine.

Experience and/or Skills: This position requires two year retail and/or tasting room sales experience, proof of beginning education in all aspects of wine and wine production, prior demonstration of supervisory skills, ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, and ability to multi-task.  Must be able to handle stressful situations with grace.  Prior cash handling, computer, and cash register, and sales analysis and reporting experience are highly desirable as they are part of this position.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Publisher, and Access.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly standing for periods of up to 4 hours at a time and 8 hours in a day.  The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 42 pounds.  Frequent use is made of both a cash register and a computer, requiring some manual dexterity.

Mental Demands: An employee in this position will be performing a wide variety of tasks requiring attention to detail, calmness and creativity in dealing with employees and customers, and the ability to think and react quickly under pressure. 

Work Environment: The tasting room is a non-smoking work environment. Employees working in the tasting room are asked to not smoke during a workday or be free from any smell that may be associated with smoking. No heavy perfumes, hand lotion or hair products are allowed as they can interfere with the tasting of wines.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in the tasting room with moderate noise levels, heavy people traffic, food, wine and business office machines.  You will also be required to work weekends and holidays. 

Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other essential duties may be added temporarily or permanently.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or abilities, and the physical or mental demands of the work environment the employee encounters while performing essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Administrative duties include opening and closing the Tasting Room, daily banking and cash balancing, daily sales reporting, recording daily wine pours, keeping media materials current  and stocked, and managing wine inventory. Scheduling duties include assisting the Hospitality Manager with proper staff coverage. The Hospitality Tasting Room Assistant Manager is responsible for the daily staff schedule and scheduling lunch and other breaks for employees. Schedules should be sent and made available to all tasting room employees the week before the 1st of the next month.

Sales floor duties include selling wine, non-wine merchandise , and wine club memberships,
providing good customer service, and directing and motivating staff members in all aspects of 
their duties.  Training duties include educating staff on new wines, price changes, procedure changes, etc.,  demonstrating and sharing sales techniques, and instructing staff in proper operational  procedures. 

Specific Job Responsibilities.
Update, Design and Print Tasting Sheets when needed.
Participate in and help create or implement Wine Club Events, Winery Events and Special Events including Weddings.
Maintain daily shipping compliance.
Maintain and Update all Ship Compliant Folders for use by Tasting Room Staff.
Inventory – Work with the hospitality manager to count, verify and post end of the month inventory.
Weekly and End of the Month Reports.
Submit: Special Monthly Events Summary reports.
Submit: End of Month Inventory Report.
Submit: Monthly Cash Tracking report.
Facilitate the Tour and Tastings of VIP, Private and Public Group Events.
Facilitate Evening Tasting Room Events & Special Events including Weddings.
Deliver all Wine Club Applications to Wine Club Department.
Document and Submit all “Employee Incident” and “Employee Accident” Reports to HR
Participate in all the hiring and training of new tasting room staff.
Contact all “Special Needs – Wine Club Members” each quarter.
Place Orders for Wholesale Wine Delivery and accept delivery into Inventory System
Maintain a high level of professional customer service for all our guests here at Three Rivers Winery.

Job Posting: Tasting Room Lead/Assistant Tasting Room Manager-Waterbrook Winery

Company Background: Waterbrook Winery is a Walla Walla wine pioneer, celebrating 30 years in the Walla Walla Valley AVA with a legacy of more than 150 best buys and critical scores of 90 points or higher. Waterbrook is part of the Precept Wine family of Northwest wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms. As the fastest-growing wine company in one of the country’s most exciting regions, The Pacific Northwest, we offer the best quality-to-price wines of any producer in America, with critical acclaim to match. 

Comprised by a combination of owned vineyards, estates and passionate employees, we are uniquely poised as an industry leader. As we grow, we seek team members who work with creativity and drive. Precept Wine is an entrepreneurial company where each employee’s job description evolves over time.

Reporting Structure: Report directly to the Tasting Room Manager

Requirements:  Consistently provides above and beyond customer service while employing effective selling techniques in a team environment.  Trains, coaches, mentors and holds accountable all tasting room employees to do likewise.  This position is also responsible for ensuring that all relevant policies, procedures and standards are met and/or exceeded.  Strengthens daily operations by working cooperatively with the Tasting Room Manager to communicate and reinforce all expectations, promotions and incentives to employees.

Specifics:
Provide a welcoming atmosphere and unique tasting experience to all guests
Describe wines, winemaking techniques, and winery history
Effectively suggest and sell wine
Promote wine club
Communicate with a diverse clientele
Interact with the public
Accurately handle routine purchasing transactions, including operating cash register and accounting of daily sales; processing returns, discounts, etc
Provide general tourist information and assist guests as local concierge
Stock both wine and non-wine items
Assist with hospitality special events
Daily maintenance of deposit records, balance sheets, and weekly reports
MOD functions when Manager is not present
Updating tasting notes to reflect new vintages/new releases
Wine Club maintenance and execution of shipments
Knowledge and maintenance of POS system
Assisting the Manager in inventory maintenance and monthly reporting
Train, mentor and coach employees
Display sound judgment and problem solving when issues arise
Communicate clearly, respectfully and in a timely manner with employees and manager
Ensure team members are following all company, state and federal policies and laws

Summary of Experience:
2 years customer service experience
1 year sales experience
Must be 21 years of age with current Washington State LCB Class 12 mixologist permit (or be eligible to obtain one by start date).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A passion for wine
Demonstrated sales ability
Ability to stand, walk, and talk for lengthy periods of time 
Ability to understand and accurately follow written and verbal instructions
Strong problem solving skills and sound judgment
Ability to address and resolve conflict in positive, respectful and timely manner
Strong communication skills
Positive and engaging attitude
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information 
Ability to lift items up to 40lbs
Teamwork oriented.

Next steps: Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@preceptwine.com with “tasting room lead” in the subject line. 


Job Posting:: Tasting Room Associate – Waterbrook Winery

Company Background: Waterbrook Winery is a Walla Walla wine pioneer, celebrating 30 years in the Walla Walla Valley AVA with a legacy of more than 150 best buys and critical scores of 90 points or higher. Waterbrook is part of the Precept Wine family of Northwest wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms. As the fastest-growing wine company in one of the country’s most exciting regions, The Pacific Northwest, we offer the best quality-to-price wines of any producer in America, with critical acclaim to match. 

Comprised by a combination of owned vineyards, estates and passionate employees, we are uniquely poised as an industry leader. As we grow, we seek team members who work with creativity and drive. Precept Wine is an entrepreneurial company where each employee’s job description evolves over time.

Reporting Structure: Report directly to the Tasting Room Lead and Tasting Room Manager

Requirements:  Consistently provide above-and-beyond customer service while employing effective selling techniques in a team environment.  Meet or exceed operational standards. Strengthen daily operations by working cooperatively with the Tasting Room Manager and Tasting Room Lead.

Specifics:
Provide a welcoming atmosphere and unique tasting experience to all guests
Describe wines, winemaking techniques, and winery history
Effectively suggest and sell wine
Promote wine club
Communicate with a diverse clientele
Interact with the public
Accurately handle routine purchasing transactions, including operating cash register and accounting of daily sales; processing returns, discounts, etc
Provide general tourist information and assist guests as local concierge
Stock both wine and non-wine items
Assist with hospitality special events
Knowledge and maintenance of POS system
Display sound judgment and problem solving when issues arise
Communicate clearly, respectfully and in a timely manner with employees and manager
Follow all company, state and federal policies and laws

Summary of Experience:
2 years customer service experience
1 year sales experience
Must be 21 years of age with current Washington State LCB Class 12 mixologist permit (or be eligible to obtain one by start date).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A passion for wine
Demonstrated sales ability
Ability to stand, walk, and talk for lengthy periods of time 
Ability to understand and accurately follow written and verbal instructions
Strong problem solving skills and sound judgment
Ability to address and resolve conflict in positive, respectful and timely manner
Strong communication skills
Positive and engaging attitude
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information 
Ability to lift items up to 40lbs

Next steps: Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@preceptwine.com with “tasting room associate” in the subject line. 


Petit Verdot, Malbec for Sale

Minnick Hills Vineyard has some Petit Verdot (1/2 acre) and Malbec ( ¾ acre) available for sale.  It was planted 14 years ago north of Walla Walla on a moderately steep southwestern facing slope at an elevation between 1120 and 1200 feet. The vineyard has been certified Salmon Safe, LIVE certified and is a member of Vinea. For more information contact Laura Minnick, Minnick Hills managing Partner, at 509-240-6930, 509-525-5076 or laura@minnickhills.com.

Back Bar for sale: Ready for your Tasting Room

Antique Back Bar is perfect for use in a tasting room because not only does it look great but it also has a hand washing sink installed right in the counter top and is plumbed out the back for quick installation.


It's solid walnut in very good original (never refinished) condition with some wear and scratches but looks great. Fantastic back mirror has ornate curved and hand-carved posts and walnut mirror frame with crown molding. Doors left, right and center bottom open to shelved storage and also has with two drawers at the center. All have hand-carved faces with brass hardware.

Includes a Kohler brand 14" round white porcelain bar sink and single-handle faucet mounted into the counter. Dimensions are: 60"W x 22"d x 72"h.

Price: $775 OBO
Contact: alan@vinitas.net or 509-592-0756