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Tasting Room Associate, part time 
Company Description


Foundry Vineyards (est. 2003) and Pét Project Wines are dedicated to the creation of finely-crafted low intervention, 100% organic wines that express the unique terroir of their vineyard. The award-winning wines are created with a combination of estate-grown fruit from the Walla Walla Valley and thoughtfully sourced fruit from throughout Washington State. Pét Project, Foundry Vineyard’s sister label, specializes in organic, naturally sparkling, zero/zero wines.

Job Description


The Tasting Room Staff provide a high level of customer service and hospitality to our customers, in addition to sharing product knowledge and enthusiasm for Foundry Vineyards wines. Team member duties include maintaining the facility, washing & polishing glassware, operating the POS, restocking, packing orders, answering the phone, and other administrative tasks that arise. The ideal candidate LOVES interacting with all kinds of people and sharing their passion for wine!

We are a boutique, family run winery with a small but mighty team. We rely on each other to make sure things get done, and we all must be flexible. There is nothing more important to our team than dedication to exceptional customer service, and going the extra mile for co-workers and guests alike.


What you’ll do: 
  • Warmly and enthusiastically greet and serve customers, ensuring everyone walks away with an understanding of the Foundry Vineyards story- and feeling the love! We believe wine tasting shouldn’t be intimidating so creating a welcoming atmosphere is vital. We also welcome a steady stream of wine club members, so building long term customer relationships is key!

  • Maintain product knowledge of our wines, including current releases and library wines. Be prepared to have a point of view, our customers often want guidance and recommendations.

  • Complete daily operations including but not limited to: opening and closing duties, cleaning, restocking, data entry, and inventory as needed. Clean, sanitize, and polish all glass and dish wares.

  • Track tasting reservations, and maintain the appointment calendar.

What we’re looking for: 
  • Prior retail, restaurant or customer service experience is a plus but not required; for the right people, we’re more than happy to teach.

  • A passion for creating connections with different kinds of people and an affinity for making folks feel right at home.

  • A self-starter mentality with an interest in learning about wine on and off the clock.

  • Eye for detail – you’re observant and understand that the little details make the difference: the warmth of a greeting, the table settings, or the organization of a shelf can all affect how a customer feels about Foundry Vineyards and how well the shop operates.

  • Collaborative spirit and commitment to Foundry Vineyards mission – you’re a team player and willing to lend a hand or elevate those around you. You add your own individuality to an already positive and uplifting work environment. A good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either.

  • Adaptability and flexibility – you recognize that in the service industry, things happen- and you’re able to calmly troubleshoot issues.

  • $18-20 per hour plus tips and wine club commissions

  • Mileage reimbursement when traveling offsite

  • Employee discounts: 50% off wine and 20% off merchandise


Physical Requirements:​
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly.

  • Must be able to effectively stock wine and non-wine merchandise, set-up and break down structures, tables, etc., and be able to utilize a dolly cart and other equipment to assist in moving heavy objects.

  • Have access to transportation. Some wine delivery is required.


Other Requirements: 
  • MAST Alcohol Server’s Permit (can be obtained within 60 days of starting job)

  • WA State Food Handler’s Card (optional)

  • Valid Driver’s License


How to Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and 2 professional references to The cover letter must give us a sense of who you are, why you are right for the job, and answer the following questions. The cover letter should be no more than a page long:

  1. Describe a memorable in-person customer experience you've had and what made it memorable?

  2. What are you hoping to gain during your time at Foundry Vineyards?

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