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AXR Winery

St Helena, CA

Company Background:

AXR is a winery that pays homage to its history and blazes the trail of excitement and innovation in Napa Valley as the pioneers before us did. We want to be reminded every day to live fully and to leave a lasting impression on our layer of history. Named after the AxR rootstock (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry, AxR#1 eventually succumbed to Phylloxera and most of California wine country was left as a blank canvas. Vintners now had a chance to replant and to rethink the entire structure of the vineyards; attention was paid to the terrior and unique varietals were researched. This was truly a turning point in the wine industry as we know it.

AXR opened its doors on the historic V Madrone property in Saint Helena on January 1, 2017. We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic wine enthusiast with strong customer service and sales skills. The ideal candidate will possess a cheerful and cooperative demeanor, be eager to learn, and be willing to wear many hats. Part Time (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) initially with room for growth. The choice to work for AXR is the choice to be a part of a ground-floor operation with a fast pace, yet intimate customer experience. Be prepared to wear many hats and have fun while doing it!

Main Responsibilities:

Build consumer loyalty
• Maintain and increase customer retention
• Create memorable customer experiences in a private setting
• Positively and enthusiastically share winery history and stories about the wines
• Engage and promote Wine Club benefits and memberships with customers
• Follow daily operating procedures (open/close)

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Superior understanding of wines, viticulture, and enology
• Winery experience
• Ability to educate peers and consumers in an approachable manner
• Prior hospitality experience within the winery or restaurant industry
• Understanding and ability to use POS systems (preferably Vin65)
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Able to stand for several hours
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work evenings and weekends

Proper Candidates:

Over 21 years old
• Able to work a flexible schedule
• 2-3 years related experience
• Professional appearance and demeanor
• Outstanding ability in customer service and working with the public
• Knowledge of wines and wine production required
• Proven ability to effectively communicate with diverse client groups
• Commitment to excellence and high standards
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
• Flexibility and ability to manage constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
• Able to stand and walk for long periods of time
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly
• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions

Preferred Candidates will have a CS from the Court of Master Sommeliers, an Advanced WSET, and/or CSW from the Society of Wine Educators. All experienced/knowledgeable candidates will be accepted.

Please email resume and cover letter. No phone calls please. Competitive Compensation.

Salary Competitive DOE + Comission

EMAIL info@axrwinery.com

• Location: North Bay

• Post ID: 67876558 northbay
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