Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1326

Tasting Room Educator
Part Time
Epoch Estate Wines
7505 York Mountain Rd.
When setting out on our “crazy” quest to make wine, we knew two things for sure: we loved wines made from Rhone varieties, and being geologists, we understood the importance terroir plays in the making of world-class wines. Upon extensive research and travel, we kept coming back to Paso Robles for the weather, unique soils, hilliness, and extreme temperature swings that are known to this region and are found within each of our vineyard sites – Paderewski, Catapult, and York Mountain. The cowboy culture, entrepreneurial spirit, and unmistakable beauty were just added bonuses!
Our own epoch officially began in 2004 with the purchase of our Paderewski Vineyard (there is a REALLY cool story behind this property and its name, but in an attempt to not be too long-winded here and now, you will have to visit our Tasting Room or website for more details! This chapter became so fruitful (pun intended) that we spread our roots to Catapult Vineyard in 2008 and then the historic York Mountain Winery two years later.
Today we are beyond blessed to be stewards of these lands, and we are honored to carry on the legacies of York Mountain and Ignacy Paderewski through our wines. Wines that are carefully crafted from Rhone, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and as of recently, a few Bordeaux varieties. Like we said, there are a multitude of stories begging to be told within this short summary, so we hope you take some time to read more about us and eventually come see us in person!
Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to sharing this Epoch journey with y’all!
$19 - $21
A Tasting Room Educator at Epoch Estate Wines must have a passion for wine and interacting with people. They should excel at creating a gracious and welcoming environment, while providing the highest level of customer service. They should be able to share our story and present our wines in a nuanced and detailed way, while remaining approachable.
• Create a positive and respectful work environment for the tasting room staff, by leading through example.
• Acquire and maintain thorough knowledge of the winery, the wines, and the history behind Epoch.
• Provide valuable and entertaining wine, brand, and historic education to guests.
• Create memorable experiences for all guests who visit the Tasting Room.
• Assist with special events as needed.
• Ensure Tasting Room day-to-day operations are fully and consistently completed.
• Offer exceptional customer service by providing information and resolving problems.
• Perform the opening and closing duties of the Tasting Room.
• Ensure the Tasting Room is always clean and organized.
• Successfully operate the POS system.
o Must be a positive team player who practices respect and appreciation for all team members.
o Possess strong service, sales, and communication skills.
o Must be available to work weekends, some holidays, and occasional evenings.
o Proficiency in WineDirect and Tock are preferred.
o Must be able to walk and stand for 8-10 consecutive hours per day.
o Ideally the candidate will be able to lift and move 50 pounds, but the ability to lift and move 30 pounds is required.
o Must be able to open, handle, and pour bottles of wine (weighing ~6 pounds each) throughout the day (8-10 hours) all day.
o Must be able to polish glasses, which requires vigorous hand, wrist, and upper body use.
o Must be at least 21 years of age.
o Must have a high school diploma/GED equivalent.
o Must acquire and maintain knowledge of the wine industry, our winery, and the wines we produce.
o Must be able to perform other duties assigned by management.
o Must be able to provide general tourist information regarding the area.
o Must have a valid CA driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from
o Help maintain overall cleanliness and organization of Tasting Room, Barrel Room, Upper Patio, Lower Patio, Courtyard, Service Room, Case Goods, and Mechanical Room.
o Help foster a consistent, memorable, and enjoyable experience for all guests.
o Looking for engaging storytellers, people who genuinely enjoy meeting and interacting with new people, and resourceful self-starters.
General Inquiries:
Director of Hospitality, Nicole Roberts:
Tasting Room Manager, Marcos Hambly:

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