Wine Educator
Los Gatos, CA Wine Education
Job Type
Part-time
Description

Wine Educator

The wine speaks for itself, but the wine educator will share the history, details, and uniqueness behind it. Recognized for our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we have over 1,600 outstanding wine scores of 90+ points! Join our talented team to be a part of making and providing the finest wines and winery experiences possible for our guests! 


What you will get to do!

As a wine educator, you’ll bring the history, taste, smell, and everything in between to life as you engage with our guests in a small or large group setting. Being the narrator, you will share your knowledge and experience to guide those who are attending tastings and our very own Testarossa University courses. Working at our historic site part-time, the day-to-day may include:

  • Speaking with guests about philosophy, products, and goals of Testarossa Winery
  • Informing guests of sales promotions and encourage wine sales and wine club enrollment
  • Setting up and assisting with prep work, managing reservations, and other procedures
  • Working with marketing team to create and update education materials
  • Administrative tasks and cross functional collaboration 


Benefits we offer!

  • 3% commission on sales and a bonus for each new wine club sign up
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a match!
  • 50% off wine and many more winery discounts!
  • A relaxing glass of wine after each shift 
  • Paid sick leave
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee referral program
  • A beautiful historic work environment with passionate and fun colleagues! 
Requirements

What we are looking for!

  • Wine certification required (WSET, Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1, or other relevant certification), or 3+ years’ experience in wine education or sales in lieu of certification
  • Wine knowledge and the drive to learn more about viticulture and Testarossa
  • Excellent public speaking skills in small and large group setting
  • Ability to foster relationships with guests and sell wine and club memberships 


Work Environment & Physical Requirements

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday availability (6 weekend days/month required)
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs frequently (cases of wine, tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk and climb stairs (winery tours)
  • Repetitive motions include that of opening, pouring, and serving wine (reach, grasp, pour, open)
Salary Description
$20 - $22 per hour plus gratuities and commission