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Careers 2019-03-05T19:13:31+00:00

CAREERS

We are a fast paced, hard working team focused on meeting our goals. Even as we’ve expanded in recent years, when you work for Wilson Artisan Wines, you are a member of the family.

We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team. See below for current opportunities or submit your resume for future consideration here.

Wilson Artisan Wineries is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other protected category.

To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact our human resources office at 707-867-1105 or hr@wilsonartisanwines.com

Our Mission:

Wilson Artisan Wineries spans all elements of the wine industry, from growing grapes that showcase terroir, to producing the very finest boutique wines matching and delivering unparalleled levels of customer service in wineries and luxury accommodations.

Our Core Values:

  • Valuing employees at every level of the company
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Focusing on sustainability
  • Providing world-class customer service
  • Giving back to the community
  • Respecting and rewarding hard work, initiative, creativity and a positive attitude

Employee Benefits:

We recognize that benefits are an important part of an employee’s compensation package. With that in mind, Wilson Artisan Wineries is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees (full-time, working 30+ hours per week consistently) that includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick pay
  • 401k plan

Part-time employees receive sick pay and are eligible for the 401k plan if they meet the hours/service requirement.

Open Positions

  • Coyote Sonoma Taproom
  • Healdsburg, CA
  • Now hiring for multiple positions, including: Servers, Host/Hostess, Food Runners, Bartenders, Bar backs, Bussers, Prep Cook, Line Cook, and more! Please email hr@wilsonartisanwines.com with your resume and cover letter.

JOB SUMMARY: The Event Closing Associate is responsible for providing exceptional service to our guests during
events. The primary role of this position is to be of assistance to our guests and to monitor the facility. This includes,
but is not limited to, ensuring that our guests have what they need at all times and the facility and grounds are secure.
Close events and winery at the end of the evening. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
PRE-EVENT: Bring in all tasting room merchandise to be placed on plastic grey rolling cart hidden in wine inventory.
Turn away any guests who arrive for wine tasting after we have closed. Let them know that they can return the
following day at 11:00 a.m.
DURING EVENT: Bring in two black sandwich board signs from the parking lot. Set out yellow flood lights for the parking
lot once everyone is seated for dinner. Pick up any cigarette/cigar butts and dispose of them throughout the evening.
Make sure that the restrooms are stocked with toilet paper and seat covers.
POST EVENT: Take umbrellas down, bring in floodlights, close all barn doors and shut off all barn lights. Check to make
sure that kitchen and tasting room is thoroughly cleaned by catering staff. Check property for any personal items left
behind and place in catering area for pick-up. Close sliding window in tasting room. Bring back all tasting room
merchandise hidden in wine inventory on the grey cart. Recycling can be placed in dumpster behind the barn. Any leftover
alcohol should be placed in the kitchen for client pick-up the next day. No alcohol can be taken off-site post event.
Lock all doors.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be available to work on-call, Fridays through Sundays.
Extended hours may be required. Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. Must possess
excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to provide exceptional guest service and
represent our brands in a positive manner. Must be able to prioritize and execute multiple tasks. Hospitality experience
and wine knowledge preferred.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED required. Certificate in hospitality and safe food and
beverage service preferred. Catering experience a plus.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be fluent in English. Bilingual/multilingual preferred.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to effectively analyze situations and make sound decisions. Able to prioritize and multitask.
Ability to create solutions in response to any issues that come up during an event.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift/move/carry/push/pull 50 lbs. on a repetitive basis. Required to use hands,
arms and fingers on a continuous basis. Must be able to see, listen, hear, and speak. Must be able to stand and walk for
prolonged periods of time. May be required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch and climb a ladder. The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. A reasonable accommodation, if available, may be made to enable individuals who have a
disability to perform the essential functions of this position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to a
combination of indoor and outdoor environments in a tasting room setting.
This job description is not limited to the duties and requirements stated above and may be subject to change as needed.
Wilson Artisan Wineries is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB SUMMARY:
Duties include but are not limited to, performing all tasks related to vineyard maintenance. The
incumbent will travel to multiple locations throughout Sonoma and Mendocino County to perform these
duties. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. This position is full-time, Monday through
Saturday. Hours worked may vary depending upon the season.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent is responsible for performing various vineyard maintenance duties in a safe and efficient
manner. Duties may include, but are not limited to, pruning, tying, sucker removal, planting vines and
picking grapes during harvest.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Must be at least 18 years of age and able to safely and effectively operate various tools and equipment.
Must be able to lift/move/carry up to 80 lbs. on a repetitive basis. Must be able to understand
instructions and execute them in an accurate and timely manner. Must be able to work independently,
with little or no supervision at times. Must be available to work extended hours when needed and take
proper care of equipment.
EXPERIENCE:
Vineyard experience preferred
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Fluent in Spanish. Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.
Must be able to communicate effectively.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A Reasonable accommodation, if available, may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires the ability to perform physical tasks on a regular, full-time basis and possess the
ability to lift/move/carry/push/pull 80 lbs. on a repetitive basis. Must be able to safely and accurately
operate/use various types of equipment and tools and stand/walk for long periods of time. Must be
able to see, speak, listen, hear, lift, move, carry, walk, pull, push, stack, carry, reach and use arms, hands
and fingers. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The duties of this position are performed outside, so incumbents must be able to work in inclement
weather. This position also requires travel to various company locations.
Wilson Artisan Wineries is an equal opportunity employer. This job description may change.

JOB SUMMARY: As part of the Wilson Artisan Wineries family, the Tasting Room Sales Associate /Marketing Associate
at Soda Rock Winery is responsible for providing the front line guest experience by developing relationships that
promote the sale of wine and increase brand loyalty. Ensure that our guests have what they need at all times. Perform
marketing duties as outlined below. Other duties may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
TASTING ROOM:
 Ensure that all guests are greeted immediately upon entry into the tasting room.
 Encourage all guests to join our wine club.
 Communicate in a knowledgeable, professional and gracious manner to all guests.
 Maintain the physical environment of the tasting room by ensuring that all displays of wine products are
attractive and well-maintained.
 ID guests to ensure they are of legal age to consume alcohol.
 Serve samples of wine in both individual and group settings.
 Share information and educate guests about the Soda Rock wines, brand history and sister wineries.
 Promote the sale of wine products in the tasting room, pursue sales opportunities and encourage customers to
buy Soda Rock wines.
 Accurately operate POS registers and other winery systems to transact sales and maintain tasting room
inventory. Accurately complete end of day reports and reconcile daily sales and post transactions.
 Demonstrate personal accountability in following all company policies and procedures.
 Perform opening and closing procedures, which includes but is not limited to: setup and breakdown of tables,
chairs, umbrellas and all items related to the tasting room functions.
 Ensure cleanliness by performing housekeeping of the winery grounds and tasting room (includes outdoor areas,
tasting bar and restrooms).
 Maintain physical inventory of merchandise items and restock the wine in the tasting room.
 Demonstrate initiative and willingness to work events and complete special projects.
 Work cooperatively with the Sales Manager, Wine Club, Back Office Coordinator and all tasting room staff.
 Perform outreach efforts by phone, email, social media and in person.
MARKETING:
 Create collateral marketing materials to highlight all visual aspects of the Tasting Room and grounds.
 Schedule Outreach tastings in partnership with local hotels to increase visibility while branding Soda Rock as a
wine tasting experience, hosting events & weddings and build relationship with concierges.
 Create graphic designs and perform audio and visual filming/pictures to post on our website. (This week at Soda
Rock we are offering…)
 Create and post Social Media postings on Facebook and Instagram. Contact bloggers with pertinent tidbits on
what’s up at Soda Rock.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 21 years of age. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job duties and requirements listed in this job description are
representative of the knowledge, skills, experience and abilities required. Must be available to work Thursday through
Sunday and on-call. Must maintain a professional appearance and work in a cooperative manner at all times.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED required. AA degree in hospitality or related field
preferred. Catering experience a plus. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. First-hand
knowledge, appreciation and passion about wine and wine-related topics. Winery experience preferred. Strong retail
sales and customer service experience (must be able to present product, up sell and cross sell). Must possess
interpersonal awareness and the ability to persuade others. RBS & food safety certificate preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be fluent in English (speak/read/write). Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to accurately operate a POS system and make change from the register.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to analyze a situation and make quick and sound decisions. Able to prioritize and multitask.
Ability to create solutions in response to any issues that come up during an event or while serving customers in the
tasting room.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficiency with Microsoft office suite and social media required. Experience with POS applications
preferred. Film/photography skills preferred. Database management and data entry skills a plus.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift/move/carry 50 lbs. on a repetitive basis. Required to use hands, arms and
fingers to operate a register, standard office/photography equipment and pour wine. Must be able to see, hear, listen,
speak, taste and smell. Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk
and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to open, pour and move wine. Must be able to operate dishwasher,
standard office equipment and POS system. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A reasonable accommodation, if
available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a combination of
indoor and outdoor environments in a winery setting.
This job description may be subject to change. Wilson Artisan Wineries is an equal opportunity employer.