Estate Ambassador

May 11, 2024
$23 - $26 / hour
Application ends: June 30, 2024
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Job Description

Founded in Oakville, California in 1885 and restored in 1979, Far Niente is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Join our Company which is rich in history and stature.

Our team is expanding to support our growing portfolio. The Estate Ambassador is responsible for set up and execution for all private events and large group tours and tastings.

You will be successful in this role while performing these essential responsibilities:

• Execute all large group tour and tasting experiences and be the primary contact with event team, clients and vendors during the event and /or experience.
• Verify all necessary staffing, equipment and materials for events using in-house supplies and with vendors and rental companies.
• Pour wines at events, in-house tastings with winemakers, press and/or other VIP’s; responsibilities include procurement of wines and restocking.
• Regularly communicate with Hospitality Managers regarding the use of the host staff and spaces used for events, to reduce overall labor costs and maximize space.
• Responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and a complete inventory list of all event equipment utilized for large group tastings.
Our organizational culture is built upon a strong foundation of shared commitments:

• Demonstrates ownership of job responsibilities through focus, determination, and attention to detail.
• Demonstrates an attitude of teamwork by working collaboratively with peers to identify positive solutions to a problem or issue.
• Displays trust in their actions, having the confidence to know that we are all working for the benefit of each other.
• Brings forward ideas for improvement and ways to increase efficiency. Is open to new ideas and positive change.
• Strives to elevate their performance and welcomes feedback. Is receptive to changing needs and priorities.
• Demonstrates respect for peers and colleagues, embraces differences and strives for understanding.
• Shows care and responsibility for the resources that have been provided to them and aids in our efforts for social responsibility and being environmentally conscious.
• Acts with integrity, honesty, and fairness, working towards achieving personal achievement rather than public attention.
• Demonstrates pride in their work while striving for excellence.

You will be qualified for this role if you met these requirements:

• 5 years retail customer service experience required.
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• High level of proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and ability to quickly learn new systems. Must have knowledge and familiarity with POS systems (Wine Direct preferred).
• Ability to communicate effectively in the predominately used language.
• Ability to lift to 30 lbs.
• Ability to stand, ascend and descend stairs. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

More about our Story:

A dedication to winemaking in its highest form, paired with a focus on house style, vineyard ownership, social responsibility and legendary hospitality, has established Far Niente as one of the world’s great wine estates and provided the foundation for growth of our other varietals.
Over the years, five exceptional wineries have been proudly added to the Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards: Established in 1989, Dolce is the only American winery dedicated to producing a single late harvest wine. Our second Oakville winery, Nickel & Nickel, focuses on 100-percent varietal, single-vineyard wines from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyard appellations. In 2007, we launched EnRoute, which is committed to crafting focused, textured Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Bella Union specializes in creating a single Cabernet Sauvignon from carefully selected Napa Valley vineyards. And our latest launch, Post and Beam, represents craftsmanship, tradition, legacy and purity in winemaking.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.