|Job Title||Wine Tasting Assisant|
|Company Name||Avila Wine and Roasting|
|Company Description||Wine tasting room; wine bar, wine retail, server of light bites. Cheese and cracker plates, hummus and pita chips.|
Avila Wine and Roasting (AKA Avila Wine Company) in Avila Beach is primarily a wine tasting room and provider of light appetizers. We need additional assistants to help pour wine flights for our guests, assist with their wine purchases, prep and serve cheese and crackers and process purchases. Wine knowledge is required, however friendly and service oriented experience is (by far) the most important.
|Pay Scale||$10 hour start. Tips after 30 days. The tips will be shared after 3 days. More often than not there will be 3 of us sharing tips. Tips will be shared equally. Sometimes tips are $20 a day (total), sometimes $80. Total to be split-not per person. If you want to advance in the wine business, you will learn a lot from me about virtually every aspect of the wine industry-and meet senior managers in the wine industry. You will also meet winery owners and winemakers. Thank you for considering!|
|End Date||1 position summer only.|
|Other Information|| I have been in the local wine industry for 30 years. Mostly distributor and winery sales management. However I have 20 years of production experience and many other experiences in all areas of winery management. Although this position is paid-it's moreless a paid internship. The people I hire will learn a ton and meet a lot of people in the wine business. If there is a downside-the new hire will be shadowing me for atleast 2 weeks-maybe longer. There is many other duties including but not limited to cleaning, prepping and serving food, busing tables, washing lots of glasses. We hand wash and polish our glasses. 100 glasses on busy days. Most of the wines I carry are from personal relationships. My pitch/description about the wines are based on my personal relationships. The questions are much more focused than what is asked at other tasting rooms. Most of my business is returns-and referrals; they demand alot. Plus-we will rotate through @ 30 different wines during any given month. The learning curve is really fun-but really steep. It will take atleast a month for the new hire to absorb all the info. In summary and to be honest. There will be a lot of glass washing, busing, ringing up customers and of mentoring and learning about wines. The shadowing will come first before jumping in pouring wine the first day.
|Contact Instructions||Manny Luiz|
53 San Miguel Street
Avila Beach, CA