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Open Positions 

Date  July 1st, 2021
Company
 San Francisco Wine School
Open Position
 Wine Educator
Location
 South San Francisco, CA

 

Seeking the next Great Wine Edu-tainer who has knowledge, experience, credentials, lots of passion, positive energy, and the desire to share what they know with others. Additionally, we need great communicators who make complex topics simple, take the intimidation out of wine and inspire beginning to advanced students. Join San Francisco Wine School in producing the highest quality classes and events in the industry.

Position:  Wine Educator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Founder/CEO, David Glancy

Hours:  Availability is solicited quarterly for the next quarter’s classes & periodically for special events.

 Instructors may request as few or as many classes as they like. Schedules are assigned based on availability, credentials and the needs of the students  or clients

 Wages:  $50+/hr commensurate with experience and credentials

 Benefits: Government mandated including health insurance when full time + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases.  Tuition reimbursement for certifications taken to expand teaching eligibility

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Skills Required:

Must be 21 or older.  Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required.  For more information or to apply, contact help@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324

 

Date   July 1st, 2021
Company
  San Francisco Wine School
Open Position
  Operations & Cellar Associate
Location
  South San Francisco, CA

Seeking a reliable, hard-working, detail-oriented individual who has lots of positive energy, relishes responsibility and wants to join San Francisco Wine School in producing the highest quality classes and events in the industry.  Organization, efficiency, flexibility and a smile will be keys to success in our fast-paced, exciting and fun environment.

 Position:  Part-Time Operations & Cellar Assistant

 Department: Operations

 Reports to: Office Manager/Event Coordinator & Cellar Master

 Hours:  Flexible/Part-Time ~20 hrs per wk.  Additional hours also available to cover staff leave. May be combined with other openings to create full time work

 Wages:  $20+/hr commensurate with experience

 Benefits: Government mandated including health insurance when full time + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases.  Flexible schedule w/ remote work possible at times.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Skills Required: 

Must be 21 or older.  Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required. 

For more information or to apply, contact 

help@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324

 

Date  July 1st, 2021
Company
 San Francisco Wine School
Open Position
 Facilities & Event Staff
Location  South San Francisco, CA


Seeking a reliable, hard-working, detail oriented individual who has lots of positive energy, relishes responsibility and can help San Francisco Wine School continue to produce the highest quality classes and events.  Organization, efficiency and a smile will be keys to success in our fast-paced, exciting and fun environment.

Position: Facilities & Event Staff

Department: Operations

Reports to: Office Manager/Event Coordinator

Hours:  Part-Time On Call up to 30 hours per week

Wages: $16+/hr commensurate with experience

Benefits: Government mandated + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Skills Required:

Must be 21 or older.  Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required. 

For more information or to apply, contact 

help@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324

 

Date  July 13th, 2021
Company
 Roccapulco
Open Position
 Event Staff
Location  San Francisco, CA

 

We are currently seeking barbacks, bussers, Event's Staff, security, bartenders, waitresses, and porters who like servicing local and international customers in an Event's Space in San Francisco. We are looking for part-time/freelancer who is available on weekends (Friday-Sunday) depending on events that’s booked.

Contact Name:  Linda Lam

Contact email:   jobs@roccapulcosf.com

Contact Phone:  415.238.2215

 

Date   June 17th, 2021
Company
  JAX VINEYARDS LLC
Open Position
  Tasting Room Sales Manager/Event Planner
Location
  San Francisco, CA

 

An established family winery is seeking an experienced tasting room sales manager/event coordinator. The candidate will be capable of thinking strategically, communicating clearly with team members and clients. Primary responsibilities will include: prospecting for private event reservations, booking tasting appointments, and maintaining existing client relationships and inquires. Candidates must possess a strong networking skill set, be detail orientated, possess a confident consultative selling approach while ALWAYS asking for the sale. Successful candidate will have an exceptional track record as a self-starter, promoting and executing high-quality events in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

• Operate the tasting room on a day to day basis, including opening and closing duties, managing the tasting room staff, serving customers, and helping to maintain all relevant technology, such as the point of service and reservation systems.

• Recruit, hire, train, & manage tasting room associates

• Help oversee and maintain the tasting room premises, including daily assessment, regular cleaning, and basic maintenance of facilities and equipment

• Assist in developing tasting room and marketing materials

• Maintain adequate supply of food, beverage and supplies for tasting room operations

• Participate in regular strategy discussions with the owners and other team members that aim to improve the business, including the customer experience

• Plan/coordinate special events with support of the team such as release parties, private tastings and VIP dinners.

• Maintain a regular log of daily and weekly private event sales calls, prospecting, follow up, contracts, deposits, and confirmations for all reservations and private events.

• Individual with prospect with local companies, event planners, caterers, and local hotels for wine tastings and private event booking business.

• Answer, screen and direct incoming tasting and event related telephone calls

• Coordinating club releases to ensure excellent customer experience

• Actively participate in social media outreach on various platforms

• Initiate regular and direct contact with clients to share special offerings and new products (via phone, email, events, tastings)

• Help manage and create customer updates to database (e.g., address changes, unsubscribe requests)

• Work with team to create concept/design for regular e-newsletters

• Work with team to create strategies to grow membership base

• Maintain cleanliness and organization of the tasting room

• Manage weekly neighborhood and corporate happy hour events

• Entering invoices into Quick books

• Filing monthly reports of sales to states/compliance

• Applicant must also be able to lift and carry 45 lbs

Qualifications & Skills Extensive sales experience is REQUIRED.

Qualified candidates will have proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Quick books and are committed to a 110% Guest First attitude. This candidate will be willing and confident when collaborating with the team to make our tasting room an incredibly top notch client focused experience.


Contact Name:  Dan Parrott

Contact email:   DAN@JAXVINEYARDS.COM

Contact Phone:  917-539-5308

 

Date   June 16th, 2021
Company
  West Coast Wine Cheese
Open Position
  Wine Bartender
Location
  San Francisco, CA

 

West Coast Wine Cheese is looking for motivated, reliable, and wine educated team members to work 2-3 nights a week. We need someone strong enough to handle a Bartender/Shift Manager role, overseeing 2-3 FOH co-workers and 1-2 BOH co-workers. We would break you in with a shift or two as a Barback and as a Server to learn the our system, build your knowledge of our wine program, service expectations and training on opening and closing duties. The hope is that after those 2 shifts we would have someone who has the experience to take the information we’ve provided and excel in our environment as a Bartender/Shift Manager.

We have been on Union Street for 6 years now and our capacity has doubled in size with the addition of our 3 beautiful outdoor parklets. We boast a domestic wine program that is nationally recognized and exceptionally strong. We pride ourselves on providing proper wine service without pretension or ego.

The right candidate will possess the following skills/attributes:

Ability to learn and willingness to be trained
Passion for wine and hospitality
Humble and reliable
High attention to detail
Cleanliness and Safety are of the utmost importance
Excellent communication skills required
Can work effectively when a sense of urgency is required
Solid previous work history and/or education
Food Handlers/ServSafe 

We have a small staff, operating on average with only 5 employees per shift, so the tips are healthy in the nightly shared tip pool, and the Bartender role get the largest share.

To be considered for an interview, please reply with your resume.

Contact Name:  Christopher Wanner

Contact email:   chris@westcoastsf.com

Contact Phone:  415-577-9357

 
Date  June 15th, 2021
Company
 Dorcich Family Vineyards
Open Position
 Harvest-Enology/Viticulture Internship
Location
 Gilroy, Ca

 

Dorcich Family Vineyards is seeking interns to join our California production teams for the 2021 harvest. Dedication to wine quality, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a great attitude are of the utmost importance. Located in Uvas valley at the border of Santa Cruz Mtns AVA and Santa Clara Mtns AVA International interns are responsible for organizing their own visa. Interns will work on all aspects of cellar work including fruit sorting and crush pad operations, cap manipulations (pump-overs/punch downs), fermentation monitoring, rackings, barrel work, etc. A substantial amount of time will be dedicated to cleaning and sanitation. Grape sampling in estate vineyards. You will be exposed to various styles of winemaking including small fermentations for the family brand, to custom crush clients (larger production style) , to natural winemaking. Total production is about 350 tons

Varieties/Vineyards we work with include: Montebello Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Santa Clara Valley cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cab franc, petite verdot, mouvedre, chardonnay, syrah, San benito County sangiovese, pinot grigio, etc.

Qualifications & Specific Skills:

1. Minimum of 1 harvest of cellar experience.

2. Strong organizational skills; ability to manage changing priorities and workflow.

3. Willingness to learn winemaking operations and their effect on wine quality and style.

4. Basic math, reading, and writing skills.

5. Ability to work while bending, twisting, squatting, pushing, pulling, reaching overhead, or kneeling for 2 to 3 hours continuously, and up to 12 hours per day.

6. Ability to lift 50 pounds.

7. Forklift experience operation a plus

8. Ability to drive a car and present a valid driver’s license.

9. Willingness to work long hours, night shift and weekends.

10. Passion for wine

Email resume to terah@dorcichfv.com

 Contact Name: Terah Bajjalieh

Contact email:  terah@dorcichfv.com

Contact Phone:  

831-200-5194

 

Date

 June 9th, 2021
Company
 Galletto Ristorante
Open Position
 Maitre D' - Full Time
Location
 Modesto, CA

 

We are searching for a Maitre D' and Front of House Floor Manager who is responsible for the following:


•Assuring all guests receive impeccable service

 •Maintaining a pleasant and welcoming environment in dining and     catering departments

 •Assessing and managing customer complaints

 •Acting as a bridge between front of house and back of house

 •Overseeing all areas of dining room and ensuring cleanliness

 •Managing staff for front of house including scheduling, hiring &   inventory  

 •Training staff to quality standards of customer service

This job will require a full-time schedule of 50-60 hours per week, including complete availability during evening dinner service. Salary of 70K-80K depending on experience.

Qualifications include: 3+ years of restaurant/management experience Extensive food and wine knowledge.

Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and evenings Management experience is required

Please send your resume and cover letter to taylor@galletto.biz 

Contact Name: Taylor Gallo

Contact email:  taylor@galletto.biz

Contact Phone: 

209-593-5864

 
Date  June 9th, 2021
Company
 Atelier des Savants Fous
Open Position
 Harvest Intern
Location
 Gilroy, CA

 

We are a full-service custom-crush winery producing approximately 33,000 cases per year located in Gilroy of the Santa Clara Valley. We serve a number of clients that produce award-winning wines, such as Sarah’s Vineyard.
We are looking for a hard working cellar hand who enjoys a team-oriented, hands-on environment. The experience of at least one harvest is preferred but not required, and a can-do attitude is a must.
The qualified candidate will be involved in all aspects of wine production with a wide range of varietals and production practices, so this position is a great opportunity for growth. This is a seasonal position starting from August through December.
DUTIES:
• Sanitation
• Grape processing
• Wine/must movements
• Wine/must additions
• Cap management (punchdowns/pumpovers)
• Fermentation monitoring (Brix/temp)
• Barrelling (cleaning/filling)
• Tank/press dig outs and cleaning
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must have a positive attitude
• Must have reliable transportation and housing
• Be able to work and stand for up to 12 hours a day, up to 6 days a week Ability to understand and comply with all safety requirements

• Ability to perform the physical labor necessary (bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, climbing ladders)

Please respond with a resume and cover letter to Assistant Winemaker Tim Li at tim.li@sarahsvineyard.com.

 Contact Name: Tim Li

Contact email:  tim.li@sarahsvineyard.com

Contact Phone: 650-918-8045

  

Date  May 17th, 2021
Company
 Moet Hennessy
Open Position
 Recruitment and Development Manager
Location  San Francisco Bay Area


Luxury Private Client Manager-

The role of the Private Client Manager is to drive consumer depletions of MH USA Luxury range in the CA market via relationships and networks primarily built among HNWIs and key Prestige retail accounts (Elite Retailer). He or she will establish direct social connections with consumer targets, build long-standing brand relationships, drive consumers to purchase MH USA brands (via their chosen licensed account/s) and retain consumers connection to the brand to increase velocity over time.

General: Achieve budgeted sales and depletion goals within this channel by connecting, selling and retaining HNWI target clientele. Manage effectively A&P budgets

1. Recruitment Develop strategies to identify and reach out identified target groups of new high potential clients (through community outreach, prospecting, presence in the market, etc.) in order to create financially savvy business opportunities in the market. Client and influencer development efforts to be generated via: - Personal network - Elite Retailer Partners - Fostering Agent such as luxury brands, financial institutions, HWNI organizations, Private clubs, etc… - Business to Business opportunities with key relevant partners or any other business opportunity. Develop client experience action plans and ensure execution of same, in partnership with various Brand Teams. Implementation of tasting experience targeted initiatives to engage above clientele using existing formats, as well as to propose any new relevant format respectful to brand luxury integrity. Network with local and regional affinity group associations and luxury brands to identify gifting and purchasing opportunities Capture sales transaction in Sales Force and ensure that all customer and sale records are uploaded into CRM database.

2. Retention / Customer Relationship Management. Take ownership and cultivate individual relationship with high potential clients to generate MH USA loyalty and repeat purchase. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of clientele (monitoring spending and trends, leveraging relations to retailers to understand potentials). Consult customers on acquisition of products within the portfolio and facilitate the sales and management of their collections of fine wine and spirits Develop strategies to leverage existing Moet Hennessy platforms and “money can’t buy experiences” both in the US and internationally. Cultivate business with store’s top clients by developing and executing strategic action plans to increase their retention and spending Inform, offer and sell to clientele special releases within the portfolio Fulfill all orders in a timely fashion and ensure that all customer and sale records are uploaded into CRM database.

3. Moet Hennessy Representation Represent the Brand to generate goodwill amongst event VIPs, including HNWI, media, fostering agents, luxury partners. Provide exceptional client service experience in all situations Build and leverage an active, close working relationship with Maisons local and marketing teams Ensure perfect event and tasting execution in line with Maisons guidelines. Provide full recaps post event showing achievement of results vs. targets and ROI Share learnings and best practices with Private Client Managers, RMMs and PMs Generate organic and qualitative visibility via buzz and PR (press and digital) Provide feedback concerning brand positioning, competitive activities and market trends Performs other assignments (or duties) as assigned by Manager.

Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree

Languages: English (mandatory)

Professional Experience & Know-How:

Experience representing Moet Hennessy brands is preferred and/or other LVMH or luxury brands. Experience in consultative sales, luxury goods, and wine & spirits with an emphasis on luxury consumer marketing.

Technical & Management Skills:

1. Sales
2. Persuasion, negotiation & influence (Excellent Sales negotiation required)
3. Customer and Business Development through identification of new opportunities and leads
4. Proven leadership and management capabilities including budgetary and financial management
5. Planning, organization and strong communications skills (Expertise in managing multiple priorities and deadlines)
6. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Dimensional Insight Diver.

Personal & interpersonal skills:

Professional image, positive attitude, diplomacy, excellent listening skills, humility, high energy and charismatic personality .

Must display maturity and self-confidence in order to be able to interact and sell to High Net Worth Individuals.

Demonstrated public-speaking, presentation and writing skills Ability to work independently.

Must have a drive to win and an ability to document and monitor business-building activities and performance against KPIs.

Core Competencies:

Action and sales (luxury) Oriented, Managing Vision & Purpose, Consultative Sales, Team Spirit, Creativity, Dealing with Ambiguity, Priority Setting, Problem Solving. Excellent execution and time management skills; strong attention to detail with ability to take initiative, prioritize and meet deadlines Extensive experience selling luxury product, wines, champagne & spirits preferred, Flexible, able to work after hours and travel on occasion.

This role requires evening and weekend coverage on occasion – it is a full-time role with non-standard hours Independent thinker and self-motivated

Contact Name:   Quanishia Mosley

Contact email:    qmosley@moethennessy.com

Contact Phone:    929-246-7345

   

 Date     April 27th, 2021
 Company
    Heirloom Catering
 Open Position
    Catering Sales Manager
 Location
    Belmont, CA

 

Job description;

Heirloom Catering Co., located in Belmont, CA is seeking an experienced catering sales manager for our growing catering company. If you are a team player, want a job where you have a lot of latitude and autonomy, have a passion to scale a business, then we hope to hear from you. Full-time position with competitive pay and benefits, including Health Care.

Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

Produce and manage sales based on leads via incoming phone calls, email inquiries, or internal referrals with the purpose of converting the lead to a sale Identify, qualify and solicit new catering business to achieve revenue goals

High knowledge of food, beverage and menu writing

Produce sales based on previous clients renewing annual events

Generate Invoices, contracts and comprehensive catering /event proposals

Coordinate client tastings

Work directly with clients, wedding planners, and meeting planners gathering necessary information for menu planning, floor plan, room set up, timelines, rental orders, decor, cost and billing details and any other requirements pertinent to their event in a timely manner

Attend weekly meeting with Chef and Catering Manager to review upcoming events

Work closely with the Catering Manager to plan and support events

Attend events, as needed

Perform client and venue follow-up after events

Attend industry/networking functions as needed

Nurture existing client base and create new client base in the corporate market

Promote positive guest relations, making every effort to accommodate any guest's reasonable request

Requirements:

2+ years Catering Sales experience, B2B and B2C sales experience preferred.

Able to successfully achieve goals and deliver results, and challenges and inspires others to succeed.

Communicates and builds effective relationships in a variety of settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, and across all levels.

Takes on new tasks and assignments with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Excellent attention to detail, while managing competing priorities and deadlines.

Demonstrates excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic team and work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals.

Able to work some weekends, holidays, evenings and mornings to meet the needs of the business.

Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Excel and Word.

Must possess effective verbal and written English communication skills.

 

Contact Name:   Donna Eaton

Contact email:    donna@heirloomcatering.co

Contact Phone:   415-601-9226
 
 
 Date    April 26th, 2021
 Company
   Littorai Winery
 Open Position
   Tasting Room Host - Full Time
 Location
   Sebastopol

 

We have an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join our tasting room team.

Under general supervision, the tasting room staff performs sales and customer service functions, including greeting visitors as they enter the winery, educating guests about our wines and vineyard, overseeing opening/closing procedures for the tasting room, maintaining a friendly and clean tasting room environment, and assisting with hospitality and operational duties.

Job duties include (but not limited to):

Sales

• Receive and host visitors for private tours and tastings at the winery.

• Employ a consultative sales approach by educating guests about Littorai      Wines, biodynamic farming, our vineyard sites and winemaking                philosophies.

• Phone, Tasting Room, Virtual Tastings & Events: proactive approach to selling wine to customers and encouraging wine club sign ups.

Customer Service

• Book appointments and respond to customer inquiries via phone and email.

• Accurately use POS registers and other winery systems to transact sales and maintain tasting room inventory.

• Accurately complete end of day customer contacts/thank yous, post guest counts and wines poured.

Administrative

• Adopt a professional, warm, courteous phone demeanor for all phone interactions is essential.

• Monitor online tours/tastings calendars, update our information on all wine related sites.

• General office assistance including responding to general email inbox daily and other special projects as needed.

• Maintain physical inventory of wines, pack orders and restock wine shelves and storage.

• Revise tasting menu as needed.

• Work closely with operations and hospitality staff.

• Tasting Room setup and clean up.

Skills and Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Experience: Minimum of 1 year winery experience or equivalent and/or 1 year of retail sales and customer service experience

• Education: High school diploma

• First-hand knowledge, appreciation and passion of fine wine and wine-related topics

• Ability to speak and communicate effectively with customers or employees

• Ability to present product, up sell & cross sell

• Proficient in Microsoft Office, point-of-sale applications, and online video conferencing programs

• Good at taking notes and following thru on assigned tasks

• Ability to come up with creative solutions in order to solve problems and improve processes

• Database management and data entry experience a plus

• Ability to work autonomously and independently

• Must maintain a professional appearance

• Ability to be a team player and maintain a positive disposition. Team building and a "can-do, pitch-in” attitude are essential

• Excellent attention to detail

• Ability to write routine emails and correspondence

• Ability to operate a computer, 10-key and other office equipment

• Commitment to excellence and high standards.

• Willing to work hard to make things beautiful

• Strong organizational skills; able to manage priorities and workflow

• Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

Hours and Schedule

• Full time position - 5 days per week

• Availability to work Fridays, Saturdays and some holidays required (Tasting  Room hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday- closed Sundays)

Compensation

• Salary based on experience + bonus structure

• 100% health insurance premium covered for you + dependents

• 401k with Employer Match

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and key responsibilities of this position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner at all times. Frequent operation of computer and other office equipment, the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend, lift, twist, pull, push, carry, grasp, reach and stoop as need, and to lift and carry items up to 40 pounds.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references in PDF format.

 

Contact Name:   Mauro Cirilli

Contact email:    mauro@littorai.com

Contact Phone:   707-308-1856

 

 

 Date    April 22nd, 2021
 Company
    Sarah's Vineyard
 Open Position
    Tasting Room Assoicate
 Location
    Gilroy, CA

 

We are looking for a Tasting Room Associate to join our team at our small winery in Gilroy.

The Tasting Room Associate is responsible for welcoming guests on arrival, providing an educational tasting experience for our guests at their table, help with wine club releases, assisting with curbside pickups, and answering phones, all while providing exceptional customer service. This position supports the day to day operations of the Tasting Room to include hospitality and sales in the POS system. This position sets the tone for the customer experience at the winery - professionalism and a positive attitude are a must. Associates need to be able and willing to help with all tasks of the day as a team from preparation, table service, packing up shipments, clean-up, dishwashing, emptying the trash bins, restocking the restrooms, Covid sanitation procedures, etc.

We are currently open Thursday-Sunday. This is a part-time position for Friday-Sunday, with the possibility for other dates as we open up more.

RESPONSIBILITIES, in addition to what was previously listed:

-Greet guests upon arrival - help create a welcoming, educational tasting experience for our guests

-Accurately process transactions in our POS & Tock reservation system

-Answer phone calls -Participate in Wine Club events (when restrictions allow)

-Follow opening and closing procedures

REQUIREMENTS:

-Must be at least 21 years of age -Must be able to move/lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time

-Must be able to work weekends

-Previous wine education and/or Winery Tasting Room experience preferred

-Must be detail oriented with a positive attitude, great customer service skills, and tact while working with customers and colleagues

-Professional appearance and demeanor

-Knowledge of wine and winemaking - being passionate about wine and the ability to share that passion is key!

-Ability to multi-task and handle working in a fast-paced environment while staying calm and composed is a must!

Please send resume to amalia@sarahsvineyard.com

 

Contact Name:   Amalia Laugesen

Contact email:    amalia@sarahsvineyard.com

Contact Phone:  408-847-1947

 

  

 Date    April 3rd, 2021
 Company
   Ebb & Flow
 Open Position
   Full-time Wine Bar Bartender
 Location
   Hayes Valley, San Francisco

 

Ebb & Flow in Hayes Valley, San Francisco is searching for a full-time wine bar bartender. We are looking for talented, fun, hard-working individual who'd like to take part in a female owned and operated wine bar, with a focus on family owned and small producer wines from all over the world. Extensive wine knowledge with real wine bar/restaurant experience, can-do attitude, attention to details, and a focus on hospitality are preferred. A team player who also can work independently will be a good candidate.

This is a full time job, 40 hours, 5 days a week, nights only.

 

Contact Name:   Hyes Woo

Contact email:    hyes@ebbandflowsf.com

Contact Phone:   415-420-7293

 

 

 Date   December 17th, 2020
 Company
   Maker Wine
 Open Position
   Wine Educator & Storyteller
 Location
   San Francisco, CA (Remote Ok)

 

Maker Wine partners with best-in-class, independent winemakers throughout California to deliver premium, small-batch canned wines to your door. We’re growing quickly through virtual events — over the past three months our small-but-mighty team of three has led 100+ virtual happy hours for thousands of customers. We want to bring on some part-time help to host these events and introduce more people to Maker and our fab winemaker partners.

What you’ll do:

Lead engaging, interactive virtual tastings for groups of 5-100 people, from company events and offsites to small gatherings and just-for-fun occasions. Educate and answer questions about the wines in the Maker portfolio, but more importantly share the Maker stories and the “why” behind the wines. Tell the Maker founding story thoughtfully and share how we’re creating a new company in wine. Come up with creative ways to “break the ice” during events and keep the audience engaged.

Who you are:

You love wine, and you know a thing or two about it — you’re a certified sommelier or equivalent and you love sharing your passion with the world. You think wine is for everyone — while you’ve got the chops, you delight in explaining intimidating concepts in an approachable, down-to-earth way. You believe in the Maker mission — you’re passionate about small producers and telling their stories, ‘nuff said. You have an open mind: You know that great wine comes in many shapes and sizes… You’re a natural storyteller — you can hang in a group of somms or beginners and you’re the glue that makes awkward Zoom happy hours...not as awkward. You’re great with technology and highly organized with exceptional attention to detail; no balls dropped on your watch. You’ve hosted events and are comfortable with commanding a room (or Zoom). You get excited about our mission and are not phased by working with a startup; you’re all about that hustle.

Where You’ll Be:

We’d love to see your face now and then at our Novato office and warehouse, but remote is a-ok too. Our events are usually between 4 pm to 7 pm PT Monday through Friday, with some exceptions.

Who We Are:

We are a small-but-mighty team of four local ladies shaking up the wine world and lifting up the little guys. We are storytellers, curators, and experience-makers. We want to fix a broken system that adversely impacts small producers and make premium wine approachable to everyone.

We are obsessed with quality and doing right by our customers and wine producer partners. We are thoughtful and personal; details matter and data drives our decisions.

We believe wine is for everyone. We want the diversity of our team and winemaker partners to reflect the diversity of the wines that we carry.

We are independent and self-motivated, we’re self starters and problem solvers; our work schedules are flexible because we trust each other to get things done. We hire A players. The sky's the limit on what you can build and own at Maker.

We have fun — if we wanted to be miserable we would have listened to our parents and taken that [insert corporate company job here]. We’re the kind of team that spends the photoshoot hair and make-up budget on wine and cheese instead. We crack cans in the parking lot on Fridays, take off-sites to visit our wine producers, and we’re always learning from each other.

 

Contact Name:   Andee Constine

Contact email:    andee@makerwine.com

Contact Phone:    415-416-2750

 

 

 Date   July 1st, 2020
 Company
  Wine Voyage
 Open Position
  Various Winery Harvest Positions, Lab, Cellar and More
 Location
  Various Locations

 

Tons of wineries are struggling to fill their harvest staff because J1 visas for international workers are not being filled in the U.S. Because of this shortage, it is a great time to try and work your first harvest.

We are helping workers and wineries connect, and make the most out of what is an incredibly uncertain time for most people in wine + hospitality.

We have wineries looking for workers in Napa, Sonoma, St. Helena, Oregon, Washington and more. The job posts are right on your profile dashboard on WineVoyage.org and can be applied for by messaging wineries directly through the platform. Or send your resume and a short cover letter to WineVoyageStaffing@gmail.com.

To apply for US positions you must be located or legally available to work within the United States.

Our Current Open Positions include:

Full Time Cellar Lead position available at Schug Carneros in Sonoma.

Harvest Position at Bookwalter winery in Richland, Washington

Harvest Position at Hunnicut Wines in St Helena

Harvest Position at Opal Moon, Sonoma

Ponzi Vineyards, Portland

Harvest Position at Gundlach Bundschu

Deloach Vineyards

Cuvaison Estates, Napa, California

Three Sticks Winery

and more...

Contact Name:   Sean
Contact email:    Winevoyagestaffing@gmail.com
Contact Phone:   415-342-7570

 

 Date  April 16, 2020
 Company
 California Wine Retailer
 Open Position
 Wine Ambassador/Sales Professional
 Location
 Bay Area, CA

 

Work from home as a Wine Ambassador/Sales Professional and earn extra money starting right away, even if you have another job. You will have access to 5000+ of some of world’s finest wines at unbeatable prices that you can sell to your network of clients, friends, and family.

We have an IMMEDIATE need for work at home, wine knowledgeable individuals. This is the perfect opportunity for those who work in the wine industry but are currently unable to go to work. If you are a qualified candidate, then all you need is a computer and an internet connection, and you can start building your client list and earning money right away. You will be working as a contractor and your income can supplement any other job you already have or if you are currently out of work, this is a great way to immediately start making some income.

Strong candidates will have current wine experience, such as a restaurant sommelier, and an understanding of the fine wine market - wines/regions/varietals/prices. In addition, candidates need to possess great customer service, writing, and communication skills. A successful person in this role will be well organized, able to multi-task, and self-motivated.

The candidate should possess:

• 3+ years of recent wine industry related experience including restaurant, retail, wholesale, or winery is REQUIRED.

• Strong knowledge of fine wine market, especially Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, California, Tuscany, Piedmont, and Champagne, and even some individual wine label familiarity – top wines per region and current market pricing.

• WSET, CSW, CSM preferred but not required

• Ability to speak in depth to specific wines/regions/varietals • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

• Proficiency in MS Office and Web-based ordering/marketing tools such as Constant Contact and NetSuite, and an ability quickly learn new technology/software

• Demonstrate tasting skills and a well-developed knowledge, curiosity and appreciation for fine and rare wines

• Proficiency in verbal and written communication skills

• Strong customer service and interpersonal skills to build lasting relationships with clients

• Be organized, resourceful and dedicated to excellence on all aspects of work; capable of planning their own time efficiently and effectively.

• Ability to type 35-40 words per minute

• Undergraduate or advanced degree preferred, not required

Other qualifications include:

• Must be 21 years old to apply

• This is a 1099 contractor position

Please send cover letters and resumes to: wineambassador2020@gmail.com

Applicants can apply from any location throughout the United States, but all wine shipments can only deliver to the following states:

Alaska (AK)                                                            

New Hampshire (NH)

New Mexico (NM)

North Dakota (ND)

Oregon (OR)

Virginia (VA)

West Virginia (WV)

Wyoming (WY)

California (CA)

District of Columbia (DC)

Idaho (ID)

Louisiana (LA)

Nebraska (NE)

Nevada (NV)

Contact Name:      Cindy Allen
Contact email:       cindy.allen@jjbuckley.com
Contact Phone:     5102572652

 

 Date   March 9, 2020
 Company
  Matchbook Wine Company
 Open Position
  Bottling Line Associate
 Location
  Zamora, CA

 

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

• Dump cases of empty glass on bottling line track
• Inspect and pack finished bottles into cases
• Stack full cases of wine onto pallets

• Perform post bottling steaming and sanitation of the line
• Performing other “special projects” as assigned by management
  including  rework, Maxpack building, keg labeling, etc.
• Performing cellar tasks as assigned by management including topping,
   barrel filling and cleaning, etc.
• Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment
• Adheres to all safety practices and company policies Required Knowledge 
  and Skills
• Ability to learn and adapt to changing conditions
• Team player • Must have reliable transportation
• Must be punctual and maintain good attendance
• Must be available to work overtime and on weekends as needed
  (mostly harvest – late August through early October)
• Ability to lift and move 50 pounds

Contact Name:       Mikayla
Contact email:        mcallen@matchbookwines.com
Contact Phone:      530-662-1032

 

 Date   March 9, 2020
 Company
   Matchbook Wine Company
 Open Position
   Grape Sampler Intern
 Location
   Zamora, CA

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to assist in berry sampling for the duration of the 2020 harvest. You will be responsible for daily sampling of multiple vineyard sites, including recording observations regarding fruit development and juice preparation.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

• Detail-oriented

• Self-motivated

• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks

• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

You must have the ability and willingness to work 6 days a week, including weekends, and overtime. In addition, you must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time, climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 pounds, and be on your feet for most of the day. Reliable transportation is required.

Contact Name:       Mikayla
Contact email:        mcallen@matchbookwines.com
Contact Phone:      530-662-1032

 

 

 Date  March 9, 2020
 Company
 Matchbook Wine Company
 Open Position
  Harvest Cellar Intern
 Location
  Zamora, CA

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to work in the cellar for the duration of the 2020 harvest. You will have the opportunity to assist in all harvest related cellar operations, including:

• Receiving grapes

• Conducting pumpovers and punchdowns

• Assisting with additions to juice and wine

• Sanitize tanks and equipment

• Draining and pressing tanks

• Barrel work – racking, filling

• Transferring must, juice, and wine

You must have the ability and willingness to work 6 days a week, including weekends, and overtime. In addition, you must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time, climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 pounds, and be on your feet for most of the day. Reliable transportation is required.

Contact Name:       Mikayla
Contact email:        mcallen@matchbookwines.com
Contact Phone:      530-662-1032

 

 

 Date  March 9, 2020
 Company
  Matchbook Wine Company
 Open Position
  Bottling Line Forklift Operator
 Location
  Zamora, CA

 

Summary of Essential Job Duties:
• Operation of a standard propane or electric sit-down forklift
• Performing daily equipment checks
• Moving goods packed on pallets
• Operating pallet wrapper
• Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment
• Adheres to all safety practices and company policies Summary of Secondary


Job Duties:
• Loading and unloading goods from trucks
• Moving full and empty wine barrels on racks
• Stacking barrels and pallets in the correct areas
• Performing other cellar tasks as assigned by management including topping,    barrel filling and cleaning, etc Required Knowledge and Skills
• Good written and spoken English
• Ability to learn and adapt to changing conditions
• Team player
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must be punctual and maintain good attendance
• Must be available to work overtime and on weekends as needed (mostly          harvest – late August through early October)
• Ability to lift and move 50 pounds Required Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED
• Forklift experience, 2 years with barrels preferred

Contact Name:       Mikayla
Contact email:        mcallen@matchbookwines.com
Contact Phone:      530-662-1032
 
 
 Date  February 20, 2020
 Company
 Amoura Restaurant
 Open Position
 Bartender
 Location
 South San Francisco

 

We are looking for a full-time bartender for our casual fine dining restaurant. For more information about our restaurant, please visit: http://amourasf.com/. Our application process will consist of an in-person interview with ownership. During the interview, we will ask the applicant to make our specialty cocktails.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Greets and serves customers in a professional and timely manner.

2. Prepares alcoholic, non-alcoholic and other beverages for customers and servers in accordance with standard recipes.

3. Prepares all condiments to garnish drink orders.

4. Takes food orders and enters them into Point of Sales system.

5. Applies knowledge of the full menu, beverages and other restaurant information such as restaurant hours and types of payment.

6. Maintains a clean bar at all times wiping bar regularly, disposing of debris and bottles and washing glasses behind the bar as needed.

7. Checks and maintains stock of glassware, beverages and bar supplies and communicates shortages to appropriate person.

8. Assists with answering the telephone and taking messages to give to the proper personnel when time allows.

9. Records currency transactions accurately on computer and tenders proper change.

10. Processes charge transaction through charge transmittal machine and prints, reviews and submits a daily charge report to the Manager.

11. Completes all assigned opening and closing duties to prepare bar for efficient operation.

12. Communicates health and/or safety concerns/violations immediately to management.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

Contact Name:       Iyad Shihadeh
Contact email:        Iyad@amourasf.com
Contact Phone:      650-245-5733
 

 

 Date  February 19, 2020
 Company
  Wine Spies movie
 Open Position
  Beginning actress
 Location
  Napa, Sonoma, in California. Also Italy, France, & Spain


We are looking for two young women, one blonde, one Asian, 26-35, who could play the role of Spies in a low budget film about wine and spies. It’s a 007 spoof, with a famous sommelier. It will be filmed here in the California Wine Country, and in Europe.

Contact Name:       John Osborne
Contact email:        dr-john@dr-john.net
Contact Phone:       530-518-9097
 

 

 Date  February 19, 2020
 Company
 RH
 Open Position
 Wine Specialist
 Location
 RH Marin


A high touch entry level wine job that will get you a foundation of wine service and restaurants

Contact Name:       Matthew Mako
Contact email:         mmako@RH.com
Contact Phone:       9259891822

 

 Date  February 18, 2020
 Company
  Colangelo & Partners
 Open Position
 HR and Office Management
 Location
  San Francisco, CA

 

Colangelo & Partners SF is currently accepting applications for a part time Public Relations intern for immediate hire. The ideal candidate is highly motivated with excellent writing, organizational and multi-tasking skills, in addition to great attention to detail and proactivity. Applicants should have a genuine interest in the wine and spirits industry.

You will identify and compile media clips, list of media targets, press kits and mailings, have the opportunity to learn about and potentially pitch stories to the media, and write pitch letters and/or press releases.

Core Responsibilities:

Read and identify media hits from clipping services and online resources
Clip press coverage and assist with compilation of media placement reports Assist with preparation of press kits for distribution Identify press targets and build media lists
Participate in brainstorms and strategic thinking sessions
Work with and report directly to account teams

 Desired Skills and Experience:

Organized Ability to problem solve Proficient in Microsoft Office programs Strong communication skills
Experience working or interning at a public relations agency
Knowledge of standard public relations tools and terminology

Contact Name:       Nina Salgo
Contact email:         nsalgo@colangelopr.com
Contact Phone:       201-694-2375
 

 

 Date  February 13, 2020
 Company
 H. Mercer Wine & Spirit Imports, Inc.
 Open Position
 Sales Representative
 Location
 San Francisco, CA

 

H. Mercer Imports is looking for an established Wine & Spirits Consultant / Sales Representative for San Francisco & Sonoma County Area. The person we are looking for has worked in this area for at least 2 years and currently has many of the relationships with the on and off premise accounts.The best candidate will be taking over some existing accounts but also pushing to open more. We are looking for someone with wine knowledge. Person does not have to be Certified Sommeliers/WSET although that is a plus.

All of our wines are very specific and need to be sold. They aren't cookie cutter wines. You need to be motivated and able to present the wines with confidence and authority. This person should also be extremely self motivated and organized. We are privileged to work in this industry, but the candidate needs to be ready for the hard work that accompanies this.

Compensation is 10% of Sales. A minimum monthly compensation for 6 months to get started. A one time incentive bonus of $4K will be given after sales of $360K in sales are reached in the first 9 months. Allowance for Car/Phone of $300/month.

Please send your resume to Laurent@HMercerImports.com and take a look at our website. www.hmercerimports.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Name:       Laurent P. Michit
Contact email:        Laurent@HMercerImports.com
Contact Phone:      (310) 994-1127
 
 

 Date

 February 5, 2020
 Company
 Bi-Rite Family of Businesses  
 Open Position 
 Wine Specialist
 Location
 Bi-Rite Market, 550 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Create Community Through Food With Us!

The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses includes two Markets (on 18th Street and Divisadero), the Creamery, our Catering and Commissary Kitchen, as well as the Bi-Rite Farm in Sonoma. We believe that food does more than nourish, it brings people together. As a Certified B Corporation, we believe it’s our responsibility to build meaningful relationships with each part of our extended family: the food we make and sell connects our staff, our guests, our producers, and the environment. Named one of Forbes 25 Best Companies in America, our team is comprised of entrepreneurs, dreamers, doers, artists, activists, and, of course, food lovers! If you’re a people person with a passion for heartfelt service, we invite you to Create Community Through Food with us!

The Opportunity: We have an immediate opening for a Wine Specialist who will be responsible for helping guests with wine selections, educating staff about the wine and beer department, and receiving/stocking wine, beer, and liquor. The Wine Specialist should be well-versed in wine regions, varietals, wine-making techniques (organic, sustainable, etc.), current trends, and help to disseminate this information to our guests and other staff members. Able to work weekends, weekdays, nights, mornings and holidays.

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist guests looking for wine and other products in the store.
* Remain current on all wine-related information by attending tastings, taking    notes, and asking questions.
* Maintain a clean, organized and properly rotated wine section along with        storage spaces.
* Ensure that all products are properly priced with accurate signage.
* Make wine deliveries as needed.

Your Expertise:

* Possess natural and exceptional customer service skills.
* Knowledgeable about wine regions, varietals, wine-making techniques.
* Has a passion for food! Has basic cooking knowledge they can share with      guests.
* Enjoy working as part of the team and collaborates professionally with            others.
* Familiar with using electronic point of sale systems and inventory systems.
* Must be able to lift 40 plus pounds regularly.
* Must be at least 18 years or older.

The Perks:

Our unique staff culture and generous benefits package sets us apart from other food businesses. We offer a 25% (alcohol 20%) discount on purchases throughout the businesses, a meal provided with your shift, medical, dental and vision plan after 60 days of employment, a 401K retirement plan with employer match, access to 18 Reason classes and the opportunity for career advancement. And of course, a team of mindful, smart and happy people to work with every day!

To apply submit your resume and cover letter: https://biritemarket.com/about-us/join-our-team/.

We’d love for you to take the time to write a few sentences telling what you know and love about the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, your interest in working at Bi-Rite, and what you hope to learn by working with us. Bi-Rite Management Services, LLC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Name:        Faun Skyles
Contact email:         faun@biritemarket.com
Contact Phone:       415-241-9760 x8237
 

 

 Date  February 4, 2020
 Company
 Tessier Consulting 
 Open Position 
 Consultant  
 Location
 Healdsburg  

 Looking for wine consulting clients to start your own brand!

Contact Name:        Kristie Tacey
Contact email:         kristie@tessierwinery.com
Contact Phone:       510-295-5858
 

 

 Date

 January 21, 2020
 Company
 Pierce Ranch Vineyards, LLC   
 Open Position 
 Tasting Room Server
 Location
 Monterey, CA

 

Pierce Ranch Vineyards is a small, family-owned operation centered in southern Monterey's San Antonio Valley appellation. We produce limited-run, estate grown wines with an emphasis on Spanish and Portuguese varieties. 

Although we specialize in Spanish and Portuguese varietals, our plantings are a somewhat eclectic mix of varietals selected not only for their ability to excel in our climate, but also for their complementary qualities. As a smaller operation with a comparatively low case volume, our approach to winemaking is fairly similar to our approach to wine growing. Dealing in a number of small lots that isolate different corners of our vineyards, we tend to experiment with a variety of different yeasts and fermentation practices, handcrafting each lot in the process.

We are looking for a part-time tasting room associate to join our team in Monterey, CA. Approximately 10-15 hours a week, with the possibility for more. Wine knowledge is preferred, and excellent customer service skills are essential. Must be able to work weekends. Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

• Pouring and discussing wines, and actively expanding knowledge of wines.

• Providing attentive customer service at all times.

• Working well in team setting.

• Accurately following tasting room opening and closing procedures.

• Handling busy days and periods, working effectively and efficiently in a busy customer service setting.

• Assisting with inventory count and keeping shelves, fridge and bar restocked at all times.

• Serving as liaison with wine club members.

• Answering and documenting all pertinent information regarding sales, customer inquiries, billing, pricing, event information, and other related functions.

• Working weekends and having flexibility to take on additional hours and change schedules to cover shifts when needed.

• Basic computer and software literacy and ability to use POS system.

• Maintaining cleanliness and proper presentation in tasting room working area, inside and outside sitting areas, kitchen, and bathroom.

• Answering phone and emails when necessary.

• Working special events and small or large private tastings at the tasting room.

Please email us your resume if you are interested in joining our team.

Contact Name:       Giada Cosentino
Contact email:        giada@piercevineyards.com
Contact Phone:      978-729-9689

 

 

 

 Date  January 21, 2020
 Company
 K&L Wine Merchants 
 Open Position 
  Wine Sales Professional
 Location
  Redwood City, CA

 

ABOUT US:

Family owned and operated since 1976, K&L Wine Merchants is widely recognized as one of the leading independent wine retailers in the United States. We offer a world-class selection of wine, spirits, and beer at three retail locations and through our website. We are a small but growth-minded company made up of a tight-knit team dedicated to providing excellent, knowledgeable service to our customers. If you are seeking an exciting career and an ‘all-access pass’ to the business and culture of wine and spirits, K&L Wine Merchants may be the perfect match!

BENEFITS:

Highly competitive salary

Additional commission based on sales goals

Medical/Dental/Vision insurance - K&L pays 100% of individual premium

Company sponsored 401k plan, with matching 3 weeks of paid time off per year – time off accrual increases at 5 years of service

Generous product discount

Weekly staff tasting and sales training; exposure to world-class products and producers

Employee parking

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Our ideal Retail Sales Associate has awesome people skills, is passionate about what we do, and loves being part of a team. This is not the kind of job that will see you sitting behind a desk all day; our store is busy (especially on weekends) so energy and enthusiasm are important. If you excel at customer service and are eager to develop expertise in wine, spirits, and beer we want to hear from you.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide exceptional service to every customer, every time

Develop and maintain the highest level of product knowledge in order to make informed sales recommendations

Participate in all daily sales floor activities, including point-of-sale transactions, merchandising, and order fulfillment/retrieval

Act as liaison to an assigned category within the store; develop expertise in the category and keep it well merchandised

Write product reviews for K&L’s website, newsletter, and blog

Attend staff education sessions and on/offsite events as requested

REQUIREMENTS:

1-3 years’ experience in a retail or other customer-facing environment

Positive attitude – no task is too small or too large

Excellent communicator with a passion for people

Full-time non-exempt position; weekends required Proficient in Office 365, comfortable using point-of-sale and handheld technology

Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.

Must be able to stand and walk up to 8 hours each day Ability to bend, stoop, twist, and kneel frequently

Ability to load, unload, and operate a hand truck safely

Bachelor’s degree preferred

K&L Wine Merchants is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Contact Name:       Cindy Westby
Contact email:        cindywestby@klwines.com
Contact Phone:      877-559-4637

 

  

 Date  January 21, 2020
 Company
 Ebb & Flow    
 Open Position 
 Sommelier/Sales
 Location  Hayes Valley, San Francisco

 

Ebb & Flow in Hayes Valley, San Francisco is searching for part-time sommeliers. We are looking for talented, fun, hard-working individuals who'd like to take part in a female owned and operated wine bar, with a focus on delicious, classic wines from all over the world. This is a great opportunity for anyone studying for an upcoming exam or anyone that wants to kickstart their wine career. Certified Sommeliers with real restaurant experience, can-do attitude, and a focus on hospitality are preferred. Weekly tastings, classes, and events will be scheduled here. This job is approximately a 20 hour a week job, nights only.

Join our team!

Please email a resume and cover letter to hyes@ebbandflowsf.com.

Contact Name:      Hyes Woo
Contact email:       Hyes@ebbandflowsf.com
Contact Phone:     415-420-7293

 

 

 Date   November 7, 2019
 Company
  Lyra Fine Wine Import     
 Open Position 
  Sales
 Location   Los Angeles

 

Lyra Fine Wine Import is a California importer, wholesaler and distributor headquartered in Northern California and founded in 2011 by Christine Carpentier and Cristian Valbruzzoli . Our selective import portfolio is 100% Italian and our wines and producers are internationally renowned. We have longevity in the California market and a proven track record with our brands.

Lyra Wine is currently seeking a Sales Representative in Southern California to cover the territory of the Los Angeles market . The right candidate is a well-organized and highly self-motivated individual with a passion for fine wine, sales and service.

Responsibilities | Sales Representatives at Lyra Wine’s:

• Sell high quality wines to on-premise and off-premise accounts throughout the territory and visit 30+ accounts per week.

• Work closely with the Director of Sales and fellow sales team to achieve & exceed sales goals.

• Maintain excellent and lasting customer relationships. • Provide the highest levels of thoughtful and thorough customer service.

• Develop extensive knowledge of our portfolio and products.

• Seek out new business relationships and open new accounts throughout the territory.

• Organize and host wine tastings, dinners and events for trade and consumers.

• Assist with supplier visits; including educational presentations, work-withs , tastings, dinners, etc.

• Stay current on industry trends and engage with the local wine community.

Requirements | Candidates must:

• Be able to document successful sales experience in previous jobs or demonstrate a sharp understanding of the critical principles of sales.

• Come with an understanding of grapes, regions and winemaking techniques and a curiosity and passion for always learning more.

• Maintain high standards of professionalism, excellent communication and strong organizational skills.

• Be driven, self-motivated, perseverant, genuine and enthusiastic.

• Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced and positive work environment.

• Be well versed in Microsoft office and proficient with online applications.

• Be capable of lifting 40+ lbs on an ongoing basis.

• Have a vehicle and valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

Compensation & Benefits |

• Competitive salary and commission that is commensurate with experience, qualifications and results. If you meet these requirements and would like to be a part of one of the most distinguished and dynamic wine companies with a growing portfolio of some of the world’s best Italian wines, please inquire at info@lyrawine.com. To apply, please contact info@lyrawine.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Name:     Christine Carpentier
Contact email:       info@lyrawine.com
Contact Phone:     (855) 597-2946

 

 Date   October 10, 2019
 Company
  PlumpJack Wine and Spirits       
 Open Position 
  Part-Time Seasonal Sales Associate
 Location   PlumpJack Wine and Spirits

 

PlumpJack Wine & Spirits is a premium retail store for wine, beer & spirits. We are located in Noe Valley and in the heart of the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. This is an excellent opportunity to join a tight knit team with great company culture. We are looking for experienced sales associates for seasonal part-time roles. These roles have the potential for extension beyond the season. These positions require working our opening and/or closing shifts on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).

Key Responsibilities:

• Greets customer on sales floor or phone, and assists in determining make, type, and quality of merchandise desired.

• Provides educational experience for the guest when purchasing wine, spirits or beer.

• Ensures that customers receive exemplary customer service.

• Receives deliveries, restock sales floor, and maintain organization of back stock.

• Enrolls customers in our clubs.

• Packs and ships orders from all channels; website/apps/phone calls.

• Assists in maintaining accurate inventory on our website.   

Contact Name:    Ben Avila
Contact email:      bavila@plumpjack.com
Contact Phone:   415-400-4430

 

 Date   October 10, 2019
 Company
  San Francisco Wine School         
 Open Position 
  Wine Instructors
 Location   South San Francisco

 

We are always looking for teachers who are passionate, gifted communicators, who care deeply that their students learn and grow. Specifically we need educators with any of the following credentials, as you must have the credential to teach toward it: Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS), Italian Wine Scholar (IWS), French Wine Scholar (FWS), Certified Wine Educator (CWE) or Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), Advanced or Master Sommelier (MS), Wine Spirit Education Trust Diploma (DipWSET) or Master of Wine (MW). Various aspects of experience working in the trade is also desired and instructors who enjoy leading consumer classes and corporate team buildings (no credentials required but helpful).

Contact Name:    David Glancy
Contact email:      dglancy@sfwineschool.com
Contact Phone:    415-505-9382

 

 Date   September 30, 2019
 Company
   Rock Juice             
 Open Position 
   Intern
 Location    Pacific Heights
Expiration date   10/15/2019


My company, Rock Juice (an online shop and subscription service for natural wine) is growing like crazy thanks to increasing awareness about natural wine and some exciting media coverage, like this Goop piece. I'm looking for an intern to join our team of two (plus a big warehouse staff) and help take us to the next level. Ideally, the intern will help manage Rock Juice's social media presence, create content and assist with events. The intern will have the opportunity to attend industry tastings, meet/taste with wine importers/distributors while learning about and developing expertise in the high-growth category of natural wine. To start, the intern will be compensated in wine, with the potential of growing into a paid position in the near future. The time commitment is 5-10 hours/week, with some tasks done remotely and a few hours/week in person for tastings, meetings, events. We are based in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of SF, and work out of the We Work co-working spaces throughout the city.

Contact Name:    Melissa
Contact email:     melissa@rockjuiceinc.com
Contact Phone:   609-954-0251

 

 Date   September 30, 2019
 Company
  Colangelo & Partners           
 Open Position 
  Public Relations Account Executive 
 Location
  San Francisco


Wine & Spirits Communications Agency Searching for Seasons PR Professional
 

Contact Name:    Melissa
Contact email:     melissa@rockjuiceinc.com
Contact Phone:   609-954-0251
 Date   September 11, 2019
 Company
  Que Syrah Wine Bar              
 Open Position 
  Server
 Location
  West Portal, San Francisco
Expiration date   12/01/2019

 

We are looking for a server for Tuesday and Friday night shifts. Shifts start at 530pm and end at about 11pm on Tuesday and 12am on Friday. Hourly plus tips

Contact Name:  Keith McCardell
Contact email:  keith@quesyrahsf.com
Contact Phone:  415-505-0150

 

 Date   September 2, 2019
 Company
  West Coast Wine Cheese Mill Valley               
 Open Position 
  Bartender / Shift Manager
 Location
  Mill Valley

 

Our Mill Valley Location is in need of a leader. Someone who knows their wine, but also knows service. Someone who has work ethic AND is willing to be trained. At 9 months in, we've done the dirty work and got through the typically slow summer months in Marin, but school is back and so are the tips! The program is exceptionally focused to the absolute best of what is going on in CA, OR & WA, and now just needs that right candidate to carry the torch.

Contact Name: Chris Wanner
Contact email: chris@westcoastsf.com
Contact Phone: 415-577-9357

 

 Date   August 28, 2019
 Company
  Lyra Fine Wine import
 Open Position 
  Sales Rep.
 Location
  Multiple Areas: San Francisco, Peninsula Bay Area,     Sacramento,  Los Angeles

 

Lyra is looking for energetic, driven sales reps with 2+ years experience in fine wine sales. Italian wine knowledge required. One rep for East Bay and one rep for LA market. Please message us if you are interested.

Contact:  Christine Carpentier
Contact email:  ccarpentier@lyrawine.com
Contact Phone:  1-855-LYRAWINE

 

 Date   August 19, 2019
 Company
  Bacchus Wine & Spirits
 Open Positions
  F/T and P/T Wine & Spirits Positions
 Location
  Millbrae, CA

 Bacchus Wine & Spirits (BWS) is a full-service retail merchant of fine wines and craft beers and artisanal spirit (mostly whisk(e)y and bourbons) located inside the Pape Meat Company store (Butcher Shop est. 1958) in Millbrae, CA. Bacchus Wine & Spirits features tasting, events and dinners in the shop such as Wagyu 101, Pork 101 and Whisk(e)y 101. We are seeking an applicant with a strong passion for wine, spirits, and food. Currently, we are looking for full time and part time team members focused on our Wine Program. The position is a great opportunity for someone studying for their sommelier exam or a wine lover, as we feature wines from our Wine Club, weekly tasting events on Saturday and might start a rotating selection of wines by the glass. This candidate will buy wine with the owner and will eventually be the wine buyer for the store. We're looking for a detail oriented team player who is creative and can assist with our emails, social media outreach, stocking, cleaning, and providing attentive customer service. This position offers flexibility for a self-motivated, goals-oriented, sales savvy individual. Our shop is located in walking distance from the Millbrae Bart and Caltrain Station. We are inside a 60 year old butcher shop.

Contact: Quinton Jay
Contact email: Quinton@BacchusWS.com
Contact Phone: 650-697-9463

 

 Date  August 19, 2019
 Company  Birba
 Open Positions  Server
 Location  Hayes Valley, San Francisco

 

Birba is a fun and personable wine bar in Hayes valley, and we're looking for experienced wine persons to join the front of the house team. The bar offers unique and smaller production wines from all over the world, in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. As a server, you will enjoy working with an amazing group of individuals, experience a sense of team, and be able to taste and learn about several different wines as you go.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A shining personality and people skills
  • Wine knowledge
  • Server experience
  • The ability to hustle
  • The ability to work weekends

We are looking to expand our team quickly, as business is booming. Please send your resume to birbawine@gmail.com, and we will schedule interviews ASAP. Thank you! 

 

Date August 8, 2019
Company
 Mindego Ridge Vineyard & Lexington Wine Co.
Open Positions
 Tasting Room Associate
Location  Saratoga, CA

 

Mindego Ridge Vineyard and Lexington Wine Co. are local, family owned wine producers seeking a new concierge for our tasting room in Saratoga. This is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about wine and hospitality to work directly in the wine industry! You will have the opportunity to learn from two benchmark wine houses making highly pedigreed single vineyard wines of limited production in one of the New World's most legendary wine regions - the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The position is part time, Thursday through Sunday noon to 7 pm reporting directly to the winery owners. You get to taste and work with Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals from some of the most compelling terroirs in The Santa Cruz Mountains. Since we are small, your creative multi-tasking skills are crucial. In addition to our tasting room you will help promote, build and maintain our Allocation Membership, create and execute educational and promotional events, vineyard tours, mailing lists, social media and overall guest experience. As hands-on owners and farmers we take enormous pride in the wines we make and the vineyards we farm – it will be your responsibility to translate that to our members and guests, all with enthusiasm and gracious hospitality.

The ideal candidate will be gregarious enough to entice people to join our Allocation Membership, creative enough to innovate ideas to exceed our sales goals and resourceful enough to come up with the tools needed. You will also have a passion for wine and knowledge about the sensory elements of wine, winemaking and farming. Previous tasting room or restaurant experience is required as are exceptional hospitality and customer service skills. Must be able to lift 45 lbs. (a case of wine) and be at least 21 years old.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $18.00 to $22.00 /hour
Experience:
Tasting Room: 1 year
Wine hospitality: 1 year
Location: Saratoga, CA 95070

Please email resume and cover letter to dave@mindegoridge.com

  

Date  August 6, 2019
Company
 Prepared Staffing LLC
Open Positions  Staffing Recruiter
Location  Santa Clara

 

We are a staffing company for hospitality and food industry. We staff for large corporate catering to event galas. We are looking for reliable people who are passionate about the hospitality and food industry. We service companies in the South Bay Area.

Please contact us at 408-688-6333 or prepared-staffing.com

 

Date  August 5, 2019
Company  SingleThread
Open Positions  Sommelier and Junior Sommelier
Location  Healdsburg, CA

 

Sommelier and Junior Sommelier positions available.

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@singlethreadfarms.com.


Date  Aug 5, 2019
Company
 San Francisco Wine School
Open Positions
 Digital Marketing Staff/Manager
 Corporate Events & Training Sales Staff/Manager
 Glancy Wine Education Fund Director
 On-Call Hospitality Staff
 Part-Time Facilities Staff
Location  South San Francisco, CA
Seeking reliable, hard-working, detail-oriented individuals who have lots of positive energy, relish responsibility and want to help San Francisco Wine School continue to create & promote the highest quality classes and events.  Organization, efficiency and a smile will be keys to success in our fast-paced, exciting and fun environment.  Wine industry service experience is preferred, but willing to train.

Wages: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Government mandated + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases

For more information or to apply, contact help@sfwineschool.com or call (650) 763-1324


Date  July 31, 2019
Company  William Cross Wine Merchants
Open Positions  Sales and Wine Bar
Location  Redwood City

Work in a Retail Store/Wine Bar, learning about wines from all regions and opportunity to taste hundreds of wines and see, first hand, trends in the market.

* San Francisco Wine School students/alumni preferred.

Please submit inquiries/resumes to steven@wmcross.com

 

Date  July 12, 2019
Company
 K&L Wine Merchants
Open Positions  Wine Sales Professional
Location  Redwood City

Wine retailer (K&L Wine Merchants - www.klwines.com) is looking for energetic wine sales professionals for our Redwood City location. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about sales and customer service within an enjoyable industry!
General Responsibilities:
  • Provide superior customer service and informed sales recommendations to our customers
  • Working with Store Managers and our warehouse team, ensure the sales floor is clean, organized and fully stocked with product
  • Accurately process all types of retail transactions: (General Sales, Pre-Arrival Orders, Wine Club Enrollments,Shipping Orders, Customer Profile Updates)
  • Perform store opening and closing procedures
  • Retrieve customer will-calls
  • Review wines for our Website and Monthly Newsletter
  • Attend staff education sessions and on/offsite events as requested

Qualifications:

At least 1-3 years experience in food/beverage/hospitality highly desired. Demonstrated ability to interact well with customers, and maintain strong customer relationships. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs on a regular basis. Must be able to stand and walk around the store and warehouse 7-8 hours each day. Work schedule will include weekends!

Computer Skills:

Proficient in Microsoft Windows, as well as Word and Excel. Proficient with web browser, POS and email applications.

Advantage will be given to people with a background in wine and previous retail experience. Position is 40 hours per week, Wed/Thurs off. Benefits include generous paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and a 401k plan with matching!

Employment offer would be contingent upon successfully passing a criminal and DMV background screen. Must provide references. Do not call or fax resume.

**Email Cover Letter & Resume to: jobs@klwines.com**

K&L Wine Merchants is recognized as one of the leading independent wine merchants in the United States. Since 1976, we've been selling the world's finest wines to customers throughout the United States by mail order (and on the Web since 1997). Our sales channels include walk-in retail, phone sales, and online commerce. All areas of our business are growing rapidly and the atmosphere is both exciting and challenging. We have stores in Redwood City (about 10 minutes north of Palo Alto), San Francisco, and Hollywood. We also sell thousands of different wines to customers across the country through our newsletter and Web site. K&L has been featured in dozens of publications including Time, Money, Forbes ASAP, Smart Money, the Wall Street Journal, and The Wine Spectator.

 

Date  July 8, 2019
Company  Girasole Imports LLC
Open Positions  Salesperson
Location  Multiple Areas: San Francisco, Peninsula Bay   Area, Sacramento
Girasole Imports is a San Francisco Bay Area based Italian wine importer and distributor started in 2014 that continues to expand our business after building a strong portfolio and our initial success in the SF Bay Area. We are seeking experienced, energetic and ambitious brokers to open new accounts and represent the portfolio throughout California with our support and training.

The portfolio consists of 80+ wines from 24 producers and continues to grow in a thoughtful manner. Producers and wines have won numerous international awards such as Tre Bicchieri and visit to support our sales efforts.

Ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications:
• Previous experience in wine sales
• Be a self-starter and work independently
• Possess excellent communication and organizational skills
• Knowledge of Italian wines
• The ability to plan a ‘work-with’ in the market with our producers from Italy
• Dependable vehicle with current registration, valid California Driver’s License, proof of automobile insurance, and good driving record
• Ability to lift and carry a 40 lb. case of wine
• Italian language skills

We are seeking people to open new accounts throughout California with a particular emphasis on the San Francisco, Peninsula south of San Francisco, and Sacramento.

Having other non-competitive books is preferred.

To apply contact: 
paula.barbarito@girasoleimports.com

 

Date  Jul 1, 2019
Company
 Reyes Wine Group LLC
Open Positions  Executive Administrator
Location  Remote

 THE JOB

Take an active role in supporting the organization, work/travel flow, and information management of
Reyes Wine Group LLC.
The position requires a 10+/- hour weekly commitment with flexible business hours. Depending on
workload, the administrator can expect a weekly range of 8-12 hours. The majority of this position will be
telecommuted. However, the opportunity exists for on-site meetings around the Bay Area and
Sonoma/Napa area.
The administrator must be available for twice-a-week phone staff meetings, the timing of which can be
decided mutually. Because responsibilities and task priorities can change weekly, it is important that the
administrator is able to set and adapt their own schedule to complete projects & tasks on time.
While wine knowledge is a plus, this position does not require it; however the administrator should have a
general enthusiasm for the consumption and possible education in this glorious libation.

THE IDEAL ADMINISTRATOR

We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven, organized individual—with a passion for wine and words,
balanced with good judgment and clarity. Our administrator should be able to handle a diverse task load,
yet be able to change course at a moment’s notice, within reason. Flexibility and focus are key.
Our ideal candidate has the discipline to adhere to completion of specified deliverables while meeting
strict deadlines due to the telecommuting nature of the position and the various clients/partners we work
with.
Technical skills required:
• Proficiency in Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Goal-oriented with excellent time-management skills
• Ability to summarize directives and meeting minutes into clear, written content
• Ability to identify patterns and increase efficiency in existing & future tasks
• Ability to occasionally lift 45lbs

These are the “intangibles” that set our administrator apart:
• A strong sense of personal drive and follow-through
• A healthy enjoyment of wine
• A high degree of professionalism
• A significant sense of humor
• A collaborative, curious spirit

While the primary workload will consist of administrative, scheduling, and data-driven responsibilities for
Reyes Wine Group, additional tasks will include but not be limited to: wine information research, email
correspondence (occasionally dictated), monthly expense reports, and occasional PR pitches. Our
administrator will report to Martin Reyes MW but also engage with Associates as needed.

THE EXPERIENCE

By working for Reyes Wine Group, our administrator will enhance his/her experience by gaining
exposure to the following facets of the industry:
• Wine importing, compliance, promotion, and sourcing
• Wine production, with possible experience in a Napa winery
• Public relations with top-level publications
• Day-to-day business arrangements with noted members of the wine community
• Topics of contemporary importance, including sustainability, climate change, and the growing
relevancy of new winemaking regions and consumption markets.

THE PERKS


The position will provide our administrator the chance (but not requirement) to partake in several tasting
opportunities and wine to research on one’s own.
If a deeper knowledge of wine is desired, this position may also offer:
• Wine! (for both research and fun)
• The opportunity to be mentored by Martin Reyes MW for WSET certification program
• Invitations to Bay Area wine tastings and events
• Networking with a Master of Wine and his network of wine professionals and peers

TO APPLY

Please contact office@reyes.wine
Hourly pay-rate commensurate with experience
www.reyeswinegroup.com

 

Date May 23, 2019
Company
California Wine Merchant
Open Positions Wine Bar Staff
Location
San Francisco, Marina Chestnut St

Well-established San Francisco Wine Bar, Wine Shop and Wine Club in the Marina District. We are looking for someone nights and weekends with wine interest and experience, bartending experience in a busy atmosphere, ability in wine club sales and who would appreciate extensive opportunities to be a part of our tasting team as we evaluate wine samples for our by the glass selection and especially for our Wine Cub.

If interested, please email your resume to Paula Barbarito Levitt

Deborah O'Flynn

paula.barbarito@girasoleimports.com

(408) 393-4225

 

Date May 16, 2019
Company
Birba Wine Bar
Open Positions
Front of House Server
Location Hayes Valley, San Francisco

Well-established San Francisco Wine Bar, Wine Shop and Wine Club in the Marina District. We are looking for someone nights and weekends with wine interest and experience, bartending experience in a busy atmosphere, ability in wine club sales and who would appreciate extensive opportunities to be a part of our tasting team as we evaluate wine samples for our by the glass selection and especially for our Wine Cub.

If interested, please email your resume to Deborah O'Flynn

Deborah O'Flynn
deoflynn@gmail.com
415-810-0787

 

Date May 16, 2019
Company
Birba Wine Bar
Open Positions
Front of House Server
Location Hayes Valley, San Francisco
Birba is a fun and personable wine bar in Hayes valley, and we're looking for experienced wine persons to join the front of the house team. The bar offers unique and smaller production wines from all over the world, in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. As a server, you will enjoy working with an amazing group of individuals, experience a sense of team, and be able to taste and learn about several different wines as you go.
We are looking for someone with:
  • A shining personality and people skills
  • Wine knowledge
  • Server experience
  • The ability to hustle
  • The ability to work weekends
If interest, please email Angie Valgiusti with you CV
Angie Valgiusti
(415) 519-5099

 

Date May 16, 2019
Company
Beverage Trade Network
Open Positions
Tasting Room Staff
Location San Francisco

We're looking for an energetic, friendly person who is a self starter, customer service oriented individual.

The candidate must have a passion for wine and event coordination. Must be able to speak confidently to small groups, discussing specifics about wine and be fun! Candidate should have hospitality or wine sales experience.

It includes : Greet judges promptly and courteously; guiding judges to wine tasting; setting up and cleaning up tasting area; pouring wine for tasting; understand the process and execute it Wine tasting room and wine knowledge skills a plus.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old

If you are interested, please email Ankita with your CV and details.

(609) 865-6687

 

Date May 10, 2019
Company
Bonhams
Open Positions
Director US Wines
Location California

A position has become available for the role of Director to join our Wine Department based in California.

As Director you will effectively manage the current team of the department, leading by direction and example in a manner that will maximize their efficiency. You will be responsible for maintaining contact with collectors and individuals and actively pursuing new business for the department, fostering good relations with trade and professional bodies in the US and abroad. Alongside your team you will assist with cataloguing and the preparation of the sales catalogue, liaising closely with photography and the DTP department, to ensure printing and distribution deadlines are met.

The role will also entail maintaining budgeted commission levels, managing the department budget and ensuring the department meets all the contractual obligations to both Bonhams buyers and vendors.

This busy and varied role will require a proactive and flexible approach and the ability to prioritize your workload. The successful candidate must have a solid experience working in the Wine industry and established relationship with dealers and collectors in the field. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral good organizational skills and pay excellent attention to detail. In addition, you will be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Only apply if you are legally allowed to work in the US.

 

If you are interested, please send a full CV and Covering letter to the HR Department via e-mail to recruitment@bonhams.com, by May 24, 2019.

004402074688378

 

Date April 29, 2019
Company
E&J Gallo Winery
Open Positions
Luxury Portfolio Consultant
Location San Francisco, CA
What You Will Do:
Are you a luxury influencer who lives to share your passion with others? Do you have a love of fine wine & spirits, sales, and a strong understanding of the industry? 
As a Luxury Portfolio Consultant, you’ll work with our retail accounts to present Gallo luxury products to fine retailers and specialty stores– places you probably already have relationships. 
You’ll engage with retail managers, owners and other key stakeholders to develop awareness and drive sales of our luxury wine & spirits portfolio.

We’re looking for someone with enthusiasm for wine & spirits and an eagerness to learn more – someone who will work about 70% in trade and 30% in consumer activation, managing about 50 accounts at a given time.
Our clientele will come to see you as a valued partner and subject matter expert. You’ll inspire others with your enthusiasm for the Gallo luxury brands. Ideally, you’ll bring an adaptable nature that allows you to transition smoothly between client calls to activation events and leading executive presentations.
As a wine & spirit evangelist, you’ll have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and always stay up-to-date on global and local market trends that you’ll happily share with your robust social following.
The Day-to-Day:
You’ll be responsible for developing best practices for conducting luxury activations, managing a travel and expense budget along with overall finances, and managing customer/consumer distribution lists to share digital content.
Every day you bring enthusiasm and passion to your accounts, clients and consumers. You’ll also be tasked with understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental, and safety regulatory considerations pertaining to the wine & spirits industry – you get it – adult beverage is highly regulated.
You may be accountable for the work of others, and therefore, also responsible for their understanding and compliance.
What You’ll Need:
  • High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years of Gallo winery sales or Gallo affiliated or non-affiliated distributor sales experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
    • OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 6 years of Alcohol Beverage Sales, Luxury Sales or Hospitality, Culinary, Supplier/Wholesaler, or Tasting Room experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
    • OR
  • 9 years of Alcohol Beverage Sales, Luxury Sales, or Hospitality, Culinary, Supplier/Wholesaler, or Tasting Room experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
  • Required to be 21 years of age or older.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record
  • Required to obtain a California driver's license or appropriate state driver's license within 30 days of hire. Required to obtain Liquor License as required by state/locality.
  • Experience with owned social media and networks
  • Required to travel by air and automobile up to 25% during the course of business
  • Experience with Event or Hospitality Management
  • Sommelier, WSET level 3, CSS, CSW, CSE, CEFS, CSSC or equivalent certification or in process of obtaining within 6 months of employment

What will set you apart:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 8 years of Alcohol Beverage Sales, Luxury Sales or Hospitality, Culinary, Supplier/Wholesaler, or Tasting Room experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
    • OR
  • 11 years of Alcohol Beverage Sales, Luxury Sales, Hospitality, Culinary, Supplier/Wholesaler, or Tasting Room experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Sommelier, WSET level 3, CSS, CSW, CSE, CEFS, CSSC or equivalent certification(s).
  • Established Alcohol beverage network, personal interest, bias to engage and go deeper, proven inquisitiveness.
  • Established relationships within the luxury industry.
  • Experience with selling Gallo premium or luxury brands.
  • Skilled in all basic fine wine training (Gallo Wine Academy, Napa, Sonoma, and Central Coast).
  • Sommelier certification levels II-IV.
  • Skilled in reading, analyzing and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Skilled in writing reports, business correspondence and press releases.
  • Skilled in effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clientele, customers and the general public.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Skilled in calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commission, proportion, percentage, area, circumference and volume.
  • Skilled in solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Skilled in interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Skilled in seeing, smelling and tasting wine as part of wine tasting.

*Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

Please send an email response to Ashley Hart at ashley.hart@ejgallo.com if interested, and make sure to attach a resume with references and previous employers.

(209) 303-4656

 

Date April 23, 2019
Company
Bi-Rite Market
Open Positions
Wine Specialist
Location
Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Create Community Through Food With Us! The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses includes two Markets (on 18th Street and Divisadero), the Creamery, our Catering and Commissary Kitchen, as well as the Bi-Rite Farm in Sonoma. We believe that food does more than nourish, it brings people together. As a Certified B Corporation, we believe it’s our responsibility to build meaningful relationships with each part of our extended family: the food we make and sell connects our staff, our guests, our producers, and the environment. Named one of Forbes 25 Best Companies in America, our team is comprised of entrepreneurs, dreamers, doers, artists, activists, and, of course, food lovers! If you’re a people person with a passion for heartfelt service, we invite you to Create Community Through Food with us!

The Opportunity:
We have an immediate opening for a Wine Specialist who will be responsible for helping guests with wine selections, educating staff about the wine and beer department, and receiving/stocking wine, beer, and liquor. The Wine Specialist should be well-versed in wine regions, varietals, wine-making techniques (organic, sustainable, etc.), current trends, and help to disseminate this information to our guests and other staff members. Able to work weekends, weekdays, nights, mornings and holidays.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist guests looking for wine and other products in the store.
  • Remain current on all wine-related information by attending tastings, taking notes, and asking questions.
  • Maintain a clean, organized and properly rotated wine section along with storage spaces.
  • Ensure that all products are properly priced with accurate signage.
  • Make wine deliveries as needed.

Your Expertise:

  • Possess natural and exceptional customer service skills.
  • Knowledgeable about wine regions, varietals, wine-making techniques.
  • Has a passion for food!
  • Has basic cooking knowledge they can share with guests.
  • Enjoy working as part of the team and collaborates professionally with others.
  • Familiar with using electronic point of sale systems and inventory systems.
  • Must be able to lift 40 plus pounds regularly.

Please send an email response to Faun Skyles (Sr. Recruiter) at jobs@biritemarket.com if interested, and make sure to attach a resume with references and previous employers.

Faun Skyles (Sr. Recruiter)
(415) 241-9760

 

Date March 5, 2019
Company
Healthy Spirits Inc
Open Positions
Managers/buyers/Sales Associates
Location
San Francisco
Job Description:
Healthy Spirits is a small family owned business that has grown to become the leading retailer in San Francisco for all things beer, whiskey and agave. We are looking for knowledgeable help to expand our expertise to also include wine. We are looking to add few good people to our team who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about those products.
Our Mission:
To provide the best selection of craft beer, whiskey, and agave in San Francisco. To emphasize quality above all else. To seek out the esoteric and innovative while venerating the classics. To provide our customers with impeccable service. Our knowledgeable employees are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ individual needs are met and their expectations are exceeded. To create a shopping environment that is accessible to both the connoisseur and the novice. To pay close attention to all the important details that transform beer and whiskey enjoyment from just another drink to an immersive experience. To provide those who work with us a satisfying, challenging work environment in which to grow and thrive. To be a contributing member of the craft beer and spirits communities through customer education and support of small local breweries and distilleries. To change the way you think about craft beer and spirits.
Responsibilities:
  • Learn about our products thoroughly and help customers make their selections.
  • Help receive deliveries, stock shelves, and organize back stock.
  • Ring up sales on the register, and process online shipping and delivery orders.
  • Give great customer service and help maximize sales.
  • Keep the store clean and organized.
  • Help us continue to get better with new product suggestions, social media plans or marketing insight.

Qualifications:

  • Great customer service skills and positive/friendly demeanor.
  • Superior knowledge and ability to talk about alcohol, especially Beer/Wine/Whiskey/Tequila/Mezcal.
  • Good punctuality and the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Great understanding of the art of sales.
  • Organized and self starting.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 40-50lbs.
  • Ability to use a ladder and comfortable with heights.

We are currently looking for experienced store managers, buyers, full and part time sales associates. Applicants should have a good foundation of beer, wine and spirits knowledge. Healthy Spirits offers competitive wages, expansive benefits packages (including health, dental, vision and life insurance plans), vacation time, Health Savings accounts and the opportunity for growth into upper management. We have full and part time positions available, and 4 locations in the Castro, Richmond, Bernal Heights and Mission districts of San Francisco. Please respond send an email to Rami Barqawi at Healthyspirits.sanfrancisco@gmail.com if interested, and make sure to attach a resume with references and previous employers.

Salary: $16.00 to $25.00 /hour

(415) 672-5008

 

Date March 4, 2019
Company
West Coast Wine & Cheese
Open Positions
Bartender
Location
San Francisco & Mill Valley
West Coast Wine & Cheese needs a strong sales person who understands hospitality, has a passion for great wine, and can excel in a fast paced environment. With 2 locations, we have the ability to be flexible on days and number of shifts. We just need the right candidate who will fit into our team.

Please send your resume to Chris Wanner in order to set up an interview.

(415) 577-9357

 

Date February 14, 2019
Company
Bacchus Management Group
Open Positions
Sommelier
Location San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area based Bacchus Management Group is currently accepting applications for several open Sommelier positions within the company. Ideal candidates would have fine-dining serving experience and be in pursuit of additional certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. The Bacchus Management Group, specifically promotes additional education through the CMS.

BMG offers an unrivaled oenological benefits package beyond health care.

Such benefits include:

  • Annual, all-expenses-paid European travel opportunities to visit historic wine growing regions
  • Full reimbursement for successful passes for CMS Introductory and Certified examinations
  • $1,500 annual stipend for Advanced Course/Advanced Exam/Masters Exam Tuition and Expenses
  • Compensation incentives for successful passes of the CMS Advanced examination and WSET Diploma
  • $125 quarterly educational reimbursement allowance for books, magazine subscriptions, GuildSomm membership, etc.
  • 401k with company contribution for all employees
  • Cell-phone reimbursement and paid-time off for full-time positions
  • Wine at cost
  • Working with a full team of sommeliers in pursuit of upper-division wine accreditation

Our group provides an ideal environment for service professionals interested in advancing their careers and working with a passionate hospitality team. The BMG boasts two properties that hold both Michelin Stars and Wine Spectator Grand Awards (Spruce and the Village Pub), with plans to open a third location, Selby’s, with similar credentials this summer in Atherton, CA. We also have three Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine programs at The Village Bakery (Woodside), Mayfield Bakery and Café (Palo Alto), and The Saratoga (San Francisco).

BMG has had over 400 certified sommeliers work with or earn their certification with the company.

If you have interest in joining the wine team at any of our properties, please email Jaime Pinedo with a resume and/or cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted immediately for an interview and possible stage. You must be available to work weekends and have a passion for hospitality.

 

Date February 11, 2019
Company
Noe Valley Wine & Spirits
Open Positions
Sales Clerk
Location San Francisco

Locally owned and operated, Noe Valley Wine & Spirits has been serving the neighborhood for nearly eight years. We need a friendly, engaging self-starter who is responsible, has an excellent base of wine & spirits knowledge and is interested in learning all they can about wine, craft beer and top-shelf spirits (retail and/or restaurant industry experience or formal wine & spirits training or knowledge is preferred). We hand-sell nearly all of the bottles in our shop -- so you must be able to quickly study (able to keep abreast of new arrivals) and have a passion and have enthusiasm for good juice. We're a team of five currently, and need someone 4-5 days per week to help round out the schedule. Computer-savviness is necessary (MailChimp, Word, Excel, POS system, Social Media) and web experience would be a big plus.

Looking to hire immediately; full-time work is available for the right candidate!

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, repeatedly -- wine, beer and spirits weigh a lot!
  • Nights and weekend shifts are required. (We close at 8 or 9pm M-Sat, 7pm on Sunday)
  • We are willing and able to train candidates without experience that are engaged in WSET/Court of Masters; you will taste a large amount of wine, beer and spirits on a regular basis
  • Benefit: Generous employee discount program

Position starts at $16/hr, with potential of $20+/hr for the right candidate with "ready-to-go" experience.

Please send your resume to Don Norton and we can set up an interview. Please, no phone calls.

 

Date February 11, 2019
Company
Compline
Open Positions
Staff Sommelier
Location Napa

Compline is looking for a Staff Sommelier!

Please send your resume to Matt at Compline to set up an interview.

(707) 492-8150

 

Date February 6, 2019
Company
Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits
Open Positions
Retail Wine Specialists
Location
Walnut Creek

Bounty Hunter Food, Wine & Spirits is coming to Walnut Creek. The original location is in the heart of Downtown Napa. Bounty Hunter is a place where you can enjoy a delicious and relaxed meal while having access to a library of over 400 wines and spirits. We are seeking a Retail Wine & Spirits Specialist to manage our retail shop in Walnut Creek. Candidate must have a strong work ethic, love for wine & spirits and have an entrepreneurial attitude. Applicant must be self-motivated, able to multi-task and inspire the entire team. The position requires someone who has knowledge of wine & spirits with a history of working in the hospitality industry.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Sommelier Certification (Level 1 or 2 preferred)
  • Ability to nurture customer relationships and manage a customer list
  • Strong business acumen
  • Demonstrate excellent service and service skills
  • Provide wine education for restaurant and retail team
  • Minimum of 2 years working in hospitality
  • Restaurant experience preferred
  • Sales experience mandatory

Please send your resume to Brandon Jackson and we can set up an interview.

 

Date February 6, 2019
Company
Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits
Open Positions
Server, Bartender, Greeter, Sous Chef, Line Cooks
Location
Walnut Creek

Bounty Hunter Food, Wine & Spirits is coming to Walnut Creek. The original location is in the heart of Downtown Napa. Bounty Hunter is a place where you can enjoy a delicious and relaxed meal and have access to a library of over 400 wines and spirits.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity. We are seeking folks with a strong work ethic, love for food & wine and have a true understanding of hospitality.

Positions Available:

  • All Kitchen (prep, line, dish)
  • Sous Chef
  • All Front of House (server, bartender, host & support staff)

Do you love wine? We also have opportunities in our retail wine shop!

We will have open walk-in interviews this Tuesday, February 5th & Wednesday, February 6th (10am-5pm) in Walnut Creek.

Location: 1521 Mount Diablo Blvd 

If you are unavailable to meet at these times please send an email to  Brandon Jackson and we can set up an interview.

 

 

Date February 5, 2019
Company
Artisan Wine Depot
Open Positions
Wine Retail Sales
Location
Mountain View and/or Los Gatos

Artisan Wine Depot is a retail wine shop looking for friendly, outgoing staff that are passionate about wine. The Front of House Team Member's primary responsibilities are to deliver a fast and friendly customer experience at the register while ensuring that all transactions are accurate and error free. They are accountable for maintaining a neat and orderly register area and a balanced register drawer. Front of House team members ensure customers are greeted within 10 seconds, are given a tour of the store, and are assisted with any questions they have regarding their wine needs. Front of House team members participate in weekend wine tastings by checking in attendees, offering tasting sheets and glasses, and assisting customers with their purchases from the tasting line up. This is a part-time or full-time position. Weekend availability is mandatory.

General Responsibilities:

Your task is to conduct wine tastings (3-6 hour shifts) in partner with local wine retailers. You’ll be independently contracted by our agency and you’ll be placed in retail establishments to explain the wines we’re promoting to help demystify the products, make some sales and have fun!

Qualifications:

  • Provide great customer service
  • Greet customers and acquaint new customers with the store layout, help locate products, make recommendations as appropriate
  • Be familiar with and maintain knowledge of product offerings and daily email specials
  • Answer phone calls and direct or respond to customer queries as appropriate
  • Monitor online orders and pull wines for customer in-store pick-up
  • Process in-store sales and phone orders using an e-commerce software
  • Be accountable for store presentation by restocking assigned sections of the store and auditing pricing of your assigned sections
  • Be extremely organized and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload efficiently
  • Assist in receiving new deliveries and keeping back room neat and organized
  • Ensure the tasting area and sales floor are clean and organized
  • Be skilled in using Word, Excel and other necessary software programs
  • Be able to carry a case of wine (~50lbs)
  • Knowledgeable about wine preferred but not required

In order to apply and become part of our network, please send your resume and bio to Tabatha Weidner:

 

 

Date February 1, 2019
Company
Flow Wine Group
Open Positions
Wine Consultants
Location
San Francisco Bay Area

Flow Wine Group is looking for part-time wine samplers. If you're a fanatic about wine and would like to educate consumers about it, then you can get paid to do just that!

General Responsibilities:

Your task is to conduct wine tastings (3-6 hour shifts) in partner with local wine retailers. You’ll be independently contracted by our agency and you’ll be placed in retail establishments to explain the wines we’re promoting to help demystify the products, make some sales and have fun!

Qualifications:

  • Need to understand the basics of wine and how it influences the world
  • Need to be outgoing, accountable, friendly, and have a polished appearance
  • Need a cell phone, internet access, and a car or some other reliable form of transportation
  • Wine industry background preferred

Pay Rate: $25/hr based on experience

In order to apply and become part of our network, please send your resume and bio to Chloe Morgane:

(562) 260-4141

 

Date January 28, 2019
Company
Wine So Cru
Open Positions
Associate
Location Berkeley, CA

 

Wine So Cru is a new wine merchant and lounge located in Berkeley. We are currently looking for experienced, customer service-oriented wine professionals to join our team. The ideal wine merchant candidate should possess retail wine and/or restaurant wine experience. All wine merchant positions work in the store and are cross-trained to work in the wine bar as well as in the retail shop.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for wine, excellent wine service, and general wine knowledge
  • An intense desire to improve wine service skills and expand your wine knowledge
  • Highly motivated and outstanding work ethic
  • Experience working quickly and efficiently during busy restaurant, retail, or bar service
  • Attention to guest needs in a detail-oriented, strong customer-service setting
  • Initiative to keep the shop clean and stocked
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs

About Wine So Cru:

We provide certified-sommelier-level bottle service to guests and feature winemakers from around the world for guided tastings. In addition to wine, we offer beer and a small selection of food. All products sold can be enjoyed in the shop or taken to-go. As an employer, we reward initiative, ideas, and self-motivation. We encourage personal and professional success and pass along tasting, seminar, and trip invitations to our employees.

For more information, please contact Nu-Beer:

nubeer@winesocru.com
(510) 280-5583

 

Date

January 6, 2019
Company K&L Wine Merchants - SF
Open Positions Sales Associate
Location San Francisco, CA

Wine retailer (K&L Wine Merchants - www.klwines.com) is looking for energetic wine sales professionals for our San Francisco Store. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about sales and customer service within an enjoyable industry!

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide superior customer service and informed sales recommendations to our customers
  • Working with Store Managers and our warehouse team, ensure the sales floor is clean, organized and fully stocked with product
  • Accurately process all types of retail transactions: (General Sales, Pre-Arrival Orders, Wine Club Enrollments,Shipping Orders, Customer Profile Updates)
  • Perform store opening and closing procedures
  • Retrieve customer will-calls
  • Review wines for our Website and Monthly e-Newsletter
  • Attend staff education sessions and on/offsite events as requested

Qualifications:

At least 1-3 years experience in food/beverage/hospitality highly desired. Demonstrated ability to interact well with customers, and maintain strong customer relationships. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand and walk around the store and warehouse 7-8 hours each day.
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Windows, as well as Word and Excel.
  • Proficient with web browser, POS and email applications.

Advantage will be given to people with a background in wine and previous retail experience. Position is 40 hours per week, and will include weekends .

Benefits include generous paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and a 401k plan with matching! Must provide references. Do not call or fax resume.

K&L Wine Merchants is recognized as one of the leading independent wine merchants in the United States. Since 1976, we've been selling the world's finest wines to customers throughout the United States by phone and on the Web (since 1997). Our sales channels include walk-in retail, phone sales, and online commerce. All areas of our business are growing rapidly and the atmosphere is both exciting and challenging. We have stores in Redwood City (about 10 minutes north of Palo Alto), San Francisco, and Hollywood.

We sell thousands of different wines to customers across the country through our newsletter and Web site. K&L has been featured in dozens of publications including Time, Money, Forbes ASAP, Smart Money, the Wall Street Journal, and The Wine Spectator.
 

For more information, please contact Cindy Westby:
jobs@klwines.com
6505562776


Date January 4, 2019
Company San Francisco Wine School
Open Positions Digital Marketing Manager Part - Full Time
Location South San Francisco, CA

ISO one creative and energetic jack of all marketing trades to lead San Francisco Wine School into 2019 and beyond.  Do you enjoy creative writing and campaign strategy/digital design/management, and relish data analytics?  Do you want to work along side a team of passionate wine professionals in a fast paced environment? Then this job is for you!  SEM, SEO, Website, CRM, Email, Social Media, and related analytic experience is required with same/similar industry experience preferred.   Email help@sfwineschool.com for more information.


Date December 17, 2018
Company
Vida Wines
Open Positions
Sales & Marketing Consultants - CA
Location Flexible - Throughout California

Vida Wines (www.vida-wines.com), an importer and wholesale distributor of unique, small-production, artisanal wines from Argentina, available for the first time in the US, has several opportunities for Sales & Marketing Consultants / Brokers, in New York and southern, central and northern California areas.

The ideal candidate is someone with prior wine sales experience and an existing network of on- and off-premise accounts. Also, someone with a strong work-ethic, who can hustle, is results-oriented and wants to build a market and grow her/his resume. In return, the sales consultant will receive above-average commission, flexibility and growth opportunities inside and outside of the company. Email info@vida-wines.com for more information and to apply.


Date December 10, 2018
Company Cafe 382
Open Positions FOH Manager
Location South San Francisco, CA

ISO knowledgable & energetic team member to assist owners opening their newest Beer / Wine Bar venture in South San Francisco across the street from San Francisco Wine School.  Opening in Jan 2019 with 24 beer taps & 6 taps for wine.  Broad based knowledge of beer is a must.  Email info@cafe382.com to apply.

 

Date November 29, 2018
Company San Francisco Wine School
Open Positions 1) Hospitality Staff  2) Houseman
Location South San Francisco, CA

Seeking a reliable, hard-working, detail oriented individuals who has lots of positive energy, relishes responsibility and can help San Francisco Wine School continue to produce the highest quality classes and events.  Organization, efficiency and a smile will be keys to success in our fast-paced, exciting and fun environment.

Department: Operations

Reports to: Office Manager/Event Coordinator

Hours:  Part-Time On Call up to 30 hours per week

Wages: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Government mandated + employee discounts on classes, special events and retail wine purchases

1) Hospitality Staff Duties & Responsibilities:

 Keep office, kitchen and classrooms clean, organized and in good repair. This includes dusting, vacuuming, dishwashing, polishing, windows, trash / recycling, light maintenance, etc.

  • Special Event & Classroom Set Up and Breakdown. This may include handling fragile crystal, moving banquet furniture and implementing detail floor plan layouts and table sets
  • Monitor guest area at events and respond to stocking & clearing needs promptly
  • Provide support to servers and bartenders

2) Houseman Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Keep office, kitchen and classrooms clean, organized and in good repair. This includes dusting, vacuuming, dishwashing, polishing, windows, trash / recycling, light maintenance, etc.
  • Special Event & Classroom Set Up and Breakdown. This may include handling fragile crystal, moving banquet furniture and implementing detail floor plan layouts and table sets
  • Supply inventory & stocking
  • Optional food & beverage service

 Skills Required:

  • Reliability and timeliness
  • Organization & efficiency
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management and other staff
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Physical stamina and able to lift at least 50lbs
  • Restaurant & banquet service experienced is preferred, but willing to train

Must be 21 or older.  Identity Verification and Employment Authorization Required.  For more information or to apply, contact Tanya Ho-Shue at office@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324



Date November 29th, 2018
Company
Human Resource Business Partners
Title
Wine Director/Sommelier
Location Sonoma, CA

The Wine Director/Sommelier is responsible for ensuring an exciting experience, thorough creativity, on brand approach, and profitability of our wine program. This position serves as a leader, educator, mentor, and collaborator for the management team, Sommeliers, and service staff. This position will also co-manage inventory and resources, assist in events, ensure that quality and safety controls are followed, help maintain vendor relationships, create schedules, and set business objectives to increase profits and maximize customer satisfaction. The Wine Director will provide knowledge of and adherence to all applicable laws, policies, and procedures and work to continuously build a high-performance team. This position’s integral role in the Marketplace will be an awesome opportunity to network with local and international producers.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Oversee the daily operations

· Develop and direct a wine program that maintains integrity, adds value to the operation and enhances the guest experience
· Assist the Food & Beverage Director and Bar Manager to plan, organize, support, control, and evaluate the operation with special focus on Bar and Wine Service in all locations on property.
· Continuously provide support to all service staff and actively participate in the market, lounge or dining areas
· Provide continuous beverage training, by tasting and educating the staff about wine, beer, liquor and beverages to be a stand out operation in our industry
· Ensure excellent maintenance and cleanliness routines for all dining, market and all beverage storage areas at all times
· Ensure that appropriate physical inventory of all beverage items are always available to staff/guests
· Establish and maintain positive & productive working relationships with producers and distributors
· Cultivate relationships with local producers and winemakers to create an environment of “Regulars”

Qualifications/Requirements:

· Bachelor’s Degree preferred
· (3+) years of experience managing and developing a wine program and staff.
· At least 2 years of list selection, purchasing, inventory management, staff training, etc.
· Strong communication, both written and verbal
· Superior organizational skills, detail oriented, must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
· Ability to work independently and in a dynamic, high energy, team-oriented atmosphere.
· High level of proficiency with Microsoft office

Benefits Overview: Company offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), paid vacation, personal time off and paid company holidays.

To apply, contact Treasure Hutchinson at 
treasure@hrbp1.com.

 

Date November 30, 2018
Company J2O Designs
Title
Account Manager - Wine & Spirits
Location South San Francisco, CA


Remote – Full-time or Part-time Position -

J2O Designs has immediate openings for experienced independent B2B sales representatives (1099-taxed independent contractors) to promote and sell our digital marketing solutions to Wine industry clients. Since 2007 J2O Designs has delivered innovative digital marketing solutions to small, medium and large businesses. We provide strategic search engine optimization (SEO) services, targeted search marketing (PPC); affordable, custom and semi-custom websites; effective Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Candidate can work remotely in any US state.

For more information contact Jim Odum: jim@j2odesigns.com | 210-487-0303

Date August 23-26, 2018
Company Eat Drink SF
Title Event Volunteer
Location San Francisco, California
Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants.  We are seeking volunteers throughout the event for set-up and support.  Please learn more about volunteer opportunities and apply here.


Date July 17, 2018
Company
REVE
Title Front of House Manager
Location Lafayette, California

 

REVE, a classic French bistro in downtown Lafayette is looking for someone to help take us to the next level of success. A small family owned restaurant, we have seen over 30% year after year growth since we opened 2 1/2 years ago.

Chef / Owner Paul Magu trained in 2-3 star kitchens in Paris, and was most recently at the Ritz Carlton as sous chef, and the St Regis San Francisco as executive sous chef. REVE (dream in French) was opened to bring a classic French bistro to the East Bay. Run by Paul & his wife Laura, we are very involved in the day to day operations. We maintain 4.6 stars - 4.7 stars on YELP & OpenTable. Voted "readers choice" for French restaurant in the East Bay Times, and were recently featured on Check Please! Bay Area - all three guests happy.

This is a new position for us, as until recently we have had a server / manager combo. We have decided that we need someone to focus exclusively on management, training, and taking us to the "next level".

Duties include:

Wine list management. Currently aprox 80 bottle list 80% French 20% California. Work with vendors / chef to make sure wine reflects items that guests want and compliment our menu. Develop wine inventory / tracking system. Develop training programs for staff & wine / food specials with the chef.

Staff management. Work with owner to create training / incentive programs to ensure the staff is knowledgeable and working together for maximum benefit. Assist in hiring, terminating and scheduling.

Guest Interaction - Be present on the floor during service to assist with wine sales, overall service, and guest satisfaction. Assist in guest recognition program or other ways to WOW our guests & keep them coming back

Social Media - assist in marketing / IG etc

PR - attend occasional social events or trade events as a representative of REVE

Office work - develop accurate beverage management system & maintain. Create SOP data base for FOH positions / duties. Must be proficient in Word & Excel

Other areas: assist with private parties / large groups, possibility of assisting in developing other income sources such as take out / lunch catering etc. Work closely with the owners to make REVE the top restaurant in the East Bay.

Extensive knowledge of French wine and culture a must. French speaking HUGE plus.

Schedule: We are open Tuesday - Saturday, dinners only 5-9. Staff is gone by 10:30 T-Th & 11:30 on Fri / Sat We believe this is a 40-50 hour a week position and are willing to hire someone to work aprox (4) 10 hour days, taking Wednesdays off. This will vary based on the weekly work load (ex: menu changes / EOM inventory etc)

We are closed all major holidays (open NYE) and two weeks in August.

We do not offer medical benefits. Salary $55k plus DOE We are open to someone who has a side job or does consulting work on their off time as long as it doesn't interfere / compete with this position.

We are looking for someone to start in the beginning - middle of September & make a minimum of a one year commitment.

Please email your resume and cover letter to lauramagu@sbcglobal.net

To learn more about REVE visit us www.revebistro.com



Date July 16, 2018
Company
Que Syrah Wine Bar
Title Server
Location West Portal, San Francisco
For over 12 years Que Syrah has been sharing small productions wines from around the world with our guests. We are looking for a server for Thursday and Friday or Tuesday and Friday shifts starting at 530 to close. Compensation is hourly plus tips.

To apply, contact 
keith@quesyrahsf.com.



Date July 11, 2018
Company
Napa Valley Winery
Title Northern California Sales and Brand Manager
Location San Francisco Bay Area/Napa

OBJECTIVE

In coordination with the Owner-Managers (General Manager & Winemaker) create and implement strategies to:

• Increase strategic restaurant placements of our wines to grow our presence in front of high-end wine collectors/ connoisseurs.
• Communicate the winery’s story and the luxury artisan wines to key sommeliers in the high-end market.
• Manage the sales and the relationships with key buyers of the on and off premises channel sales in Northern California.
• Familiarize the sommelier community with the wine portfolio.

RESPONSIBILITIES: On and Off Premise Sales

• Develop and implement a plan to establish our presence in key accounts in Northern California.
• Identify and build relationship with prominent sommeliers and key buyers in the market.
• Identify and target prominent accounts for the portfolio.
• Effectively communicate the winery’s unique and personal story as well as the high quality and exclusive nature of the portfolio.
• Provide every account with the maximum level of excellence in customer service from the sales to the wine delivery.
• Ensure placement and reorders.
• Provide training as needed to sales staff of key accounts.
• Identify the potential for winemaker dinner keeping in mind the end goal of increasing DTC sales and our exposure to wine collectors.
• Provide thorough and timely information to management on all pertinent sales data.
• Regularly meet with Owner-Managers in order to maintain knowledge base of the wines, winemaking philosophy, vintages, new releases, product availability, awards and press.
• Work in collaboration with the Director of National Sales.
• Work in collaboration with the Director of Estate Sales to host qualified trade accounts at the winery
• Follow up key buyer’s appointments with personal emails and notes as appropriate.
• Maintain market visits & tastings log to update the owners on a weekly basis.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work in cooperation with the accountant and the Customer Relations Manager to maintain data accuracy and order logistics.
• Report to the General Manager and the Winemaker.
• Attend Industry events as directed.
• The workweek is Monday to Friday with a possible requirement of up to 20 Saturdays of work a year.
• Keep log of samples used.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Sommelier Level 3
• Should have established relationships with high-end accounts (On premise specifically).
• Proven sales ability, with priority given to those with account and personal buyer connection.
• Stellar customer service skills and experience.
• Strong command of professional yet personal communication, both written and verbal.
• Self-motivated individual possessing a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence.
• Strong collaborative and reporting skills; proactively keeps Owner-Managers abreast of business happenings.
• Must have reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
• Cheerful and professional disposition, even in the midst of challenging situations.
• Flexibility and an enthusiastic willingness to work within a family owned business.
• A commitment to excellence and achievement of the common goal.
• Able to lift 45 pounds; over 21 years of age.

 To apply, contact claire@clairedeluneconsulting.com.



Date July 6, 2018
Company
Martin R. Reyes MW
Title Summer Internship
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Summer Internship for Master of Wine – Martin R. Reyes

Napa/Sonoma-based Master of Wine, Martin Reyes, is seeking an enthusiastic intern to join his team to helm administrative and PR duties.

THE JOB
Take an active role in supporting the branding, organization, and scheduling of the business endeavors of Master of Wine, Martin Reyes.

This is an unpaid internship. However, this position will give our intern invaluable first-hand experience in the wine, marketing, PR, and editorial industries, with the possibility of future employment.

The internship requires a 10+/- hour a week commitment. The majority of this internship will be telecommuted. However, there is the opportunity for on-site meetings in either Vallejo, Napa, or Sonoma. To that end, our ideal intern is based in the Bay Area and has reliable means of transportation.

These 10+/- hours are flexible in terms of when you work, however, our intern must be available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for our weekly staff meetings. Our ideal candidate and has the discipline to adhere to strict deadlines, given the telecommuting nature of the work.

THE IDEAL INTERN
We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven, organized individual—with a passion for wine and words. Our intern should be able to handle a diverse task load, yet be able to change course at a moment’s notice. Flexibility and focus are key. These are the technical skills required:

• Proficiency in Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel)
• Excellent writing skills (This is no joke, writing matters)
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Goal-oriented with excellent time-management skills
• Ability to lift 45 lb

These are the “intangibles” that set our intern apart:

• Constant desire for self-improvement
• A passion for wine and hospitality
• A high sense of professionalism

One of the main duties will be writing general correspondence and PR pitches on behalf of Martin Reyes. The other tasks will be scheduling, administrative and office duties. Our intern will report to both Martin himself and his executive assistant.

THE EXPERIENCE
More than just a sommelier, the Master of Wine is involved in myriad aspects of the wine world. In working for Martin Reyes, you will be exposed to wine making, importing, sourcing, and all that happens in between.

Our intern will experience all of these facets of the industry:

• Public relations with top-level publications
• Intimate knowledge of the theory of winemaking, with possible experience in a Napa winery
• Wine importing and sourcing
• Day-to-day business arrangements of top members of the wine community

THE PERKS
If you’re working in wine, that means there’s wine to be had, right? Yes! In order to understand the work you do, you have to understand the source. This internship will provide our intern with several tasting opportunities and wine to research on one’s own.

If a deeper knowledge of wine is desired (and it should be), this internship will also offer:

• Wine! (for both research and fun)
• The opportunity to be mentored by Martin Reyes for certification in the WSET certification program
• Invitations to Bay Area wine tastings and events
• Networking with a Master of Wine and his network of wine professionals and peers

THE PAYOFF
After working with Martin R. Reyes MW and his team for the duration of this internship, our intern will be considered for paid hourly employment. This employment will mean securing a vital role in Martin’s team, demonstrating that you have the acumen to exceed expectations and, most importantly, have earned Martin’s trust. This paid position will be an amplified version of the internship, with several more duties and responsibilities—and more perks.

To apply, contact 
office@reyes.wine.