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Wine and Spirits Education Intern

Req ID: 5967 

Department: Marketing  

Status: Temporary, Non-Exempt  

Location: St. Helena, California (US-CA)  

Workplace Location:  On-Site

Job Summary:

Assist with the daily operations of the Wine and Spirits Education Department. Ensure that all aspects of Education are executed in a smooth, efficient, and accurate fashion, while providing guest experiences of optimum quality.


Essential Functions:

The following 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.

  • Greet VIP tour groups and other visitors and confidently provide information about Trinchero Family Estates and its products
  • Conduct tours of Trinchero facilities on foot and in company vehicles
  • Present and pour the wines of Trinchero Family Estates at in-house tours, special events and outside tasting events as required
  • Host trade guests’ meals on occasion at TFE property or local account
  • Conduct Wine & Spirits Education seminars for trade groups and TFE employees
  • Coverage on weekends, tours, offsite tastings, and special events
  • Support in the operations and the set-up, execution, and breakdown of Special Events
  • Support tasting room operations when needed
  • As needed, assist in educational programs and projects
  • Work with manager to determine a meaningful project to benefit the Education department


  • Education: Degree in Hospitality Management or related field preferred, not required
  • Experience:  2 or more years experience in winery hospitality or related field preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for wine and spirits, Trinchero Family Estates, and its products
  • Ability to re-locate from one facility to another during one shift
  • Mobility required to conduct tours of Trinchero Family Estates facilities
  • Relaxed, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Able to interact effectively with wide range of contacts, i.e. the public, co-workers and members of other departments
  • Basic computer skills (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Wine Education Certification preferred, e.g. WSET, CSW or similar

Working Conditions:

  • Regular working schedule to include weekends and holidays
  • Long and irregular hours during peak seasons and/or special events
  • Moderate to heavy physical work (moving wine cases and setting up for special events)
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
  • Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
  • Ability to lift at least 45 pounds (case of wine)

Salary Range: $22.00 -  $25.00  

The starting pay will be based on several factors, including but not limited to experience, training, education, and geographic location.


Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Napa

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