Seasonal Tasting Room Associate-Silver Oak, Alexander Valley
Healdsburg, CA Retail

SUMMARY: Located at either a Silver Oak or Twomey tasting room location. Follows company-wide schedule of promotions, specials, and release of wine vintages, stocks merchandise, arranges displays, operates checkout stations, and provides superior customer service.


  • Delivers a transformational luxury experience for each and every customer, internal and external.
  • Presents and positions Silver Oak, Twomey and Timeless wines and merchandise to our customers.
  • Delivers a transformational luxury experience for each and every customer, internal and external.
  • May provide a walking tour to winery guests through production areas. (No tours during COVID 19)
  • Operates cash registers, handles credit card sales, treats customers in a courteous manner, and becomes familiar with merchandise and its location within store.
  • As customers make purchases, employee will walk to wine storage room and pull wine. Will carry wine back to tasting room bar for customer. 
  • Follows company schedule for special promotions and sales and release of wines.  
  • Monitors merchandise displays and overall appearance and cleanliness of store, including restocking of wine and retail items as needed.
  • Makes periodic physical spot checks of inventory.
  • Becomes familiar with Silver Oak, Twomey and Timeless products in order to provide information on tours and in special events.
  • Develops a general understanding of winemaking and how it relates to Silver Oak, Twomey, and Timeless products.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of Silver Oak, Twomey and Timeless.
  • Assists in the setup and cleanup of special events or meetings.
  • Assists other departments and employees whenever needed.
  • Check in merchandise and wine transfers and restock in appropriate stock room. 
  • May be asked to work at other tasting room locations as needed.
  • Weekend and Holiday work is required.
  • During COVID-19 Pandemic: Will set up and break down tastings throughout the day. Tasks includes movement of wine, bus tubs filled with glassware, and full glass racks from the dish room to the designated tasting areas.
  • General set up/breakdown requires associates to carry throughout the day:
  • 4 wine bottles, plus a water bottle = 7 lbs.  
  • Glass rack with stemware = ~15 lbs. when full of stemware.
  • Bus tub with stemware – anywhere from 8-12 lbs.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.



  • At least two years of retail experience is desirable, but less formal education and more on-the-job experience may be substituted.
  • Excellent customer service skills; internal and external.
  • Good organizational skills as well as an ability to motivate and communicate effectively with other staff members.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays and evenings.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Understand and respond to a diverse population.
  • Perform some repetitive motion activities.
  • Lift up to 40 lbs.


  • Work is mainly performed in a tasting room, which can be busy with multiple guests at one time. 
  • Noise levels are usually moderate to high, depending on how busy the tasting room is at the time.
  • May be required to provide a tour to winery guests, through production areas. Production areas may be cold.
  • Work maybe performed in a winery/cellar. The individual is occasionally exposed to cellar temperatures that are cool and fumes or airborne particles relative to normal cellar processes.  
  • Work is often performed outdoors (vineyard tours and patio tastings), with exposure to weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.).
  • Understand and respond to a diverse population.
  • Busy and distractive open work atmosphere.


Silver Oak & Twomey Cellars has a mandatory vaccination policy, which requires all of our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the company.

The above reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Salary Description
$18.27-$22.84, based on experience.