Thursday, May 19, 2016

WineTalent Classifieds: Estate Host

WineTalent Classifieds:  Estate Host for Long Meadow Ranch Winery

WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch to find an Estate Host to create a memorable guest experience.

Position:  Estate Host

Description:  Long Meadow Ranch is a family­-owned and operated producer and purveyor of world­class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award­winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass­fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.

We are seeking an Estate Host to guide our guests on a full range of hospitality experiences at our properties.  The Estate Host will be primarily responsible for providing an unforgettable experience to our guests and promoting our wines, our wine club and our Long Meadow Ranch General Store offerings.  The ideal candidate will be engaging and knowledgeable about Long Meadow Ranch, wine, food, and also the Napa Valley.  Interacting with guests from diverse backgrounds and experiences, the Estate Host will strive to create a unique and personal experience with each guest. 

·      Host guests on guided tours and tastings that are unique and memorable.
·      Present and sell Long Meadow Ranch Winery’s wines, products and club memberships.
·      Engage and educate guests with effective story telling about Long Meadow Ranch’s history, philosophy and mission.
·      Schedule and facilitate various experiences to capture the guests’ attention and exceed their expectations while providing them the encounter they were hoping for. 
·      Create opportunities to promote all Long Meadow Ranch and Farmstead products and services.
·      Provide an experience to guests that they will want to share with others.
·      Perform daily operations including set-up and break-down of tastings and tours, washing and buffing glassware, order processing and other tasks as needed. 
·       Be a team player and an ambassador for Long Meadow Ranch.

Qualifications and Requirements
·      Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Hospitality or related work experience.
·      1+ years of hospitality experience with strong knowledge of wine and food. 
·      Knowledge of organic and sustainable farming and food production.
·      Strong interest in the farm-to-table movement and culinary pursuits.
·      Customer service experience with a genuine desire to provide exceptional service.
·      Proven experience in direct-to-consumer wine sales.
·      Effective communication and sales skills.
·      Flexible schedule and ability to work weekends.
·      This position will have the Estate Host driving guests to the various properties.  A clean driving record is required.  The ability to drive a manual transmission is a plus.
·      The ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Compensation and Benefits
·      Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).

Interested in Applying?  Please email your resume to  

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