Tassel Ridge Winery is now hiring for the following positions:
Interested in Wine? Like to Meet People?
If you’re interested in wine, like to talk about wine, and like to meet people, become a Tassel Ridge Winery Wine Ambassador—host wine tastings at Tassel Ridge retailers located near your home. It can be very gratifying to introduce someone to a new wine, have that person enjoy it, and subsequently buy a bottle of it.
Through a Wine Ambassador, people can try Tassel Ridge wines at a location where they can purchase the wines they taste. In addition to discussing flavor profiles, Ambassadors can recommend foods that pair well with individual wines. They can also make suggestions for ways to serve Tassel Ridge wines at events that range from family dinners to an evening on the deck watching the world go by.
The part-time Wine Ambassador position involves conducting two to three tastings per week at designated Tassel Ridge Winery retailers. Each tasting lasts approximately two hours, and set-up and take-down time is paid. Tastings happen mostly on Thursday and Friday evenings and on Saturdays. Since the tastings are determined and prepared in advance by the Sales Support Coordinator, the main focus of the Ambassador is to introduce people to Tassel Ridge wines by pouring tastes and talking about the wines.
Comprehensive training is included, beginning with a 4-hour training session at the Winery. To ensure that an Ambassador knows how to do an actual wine tasting, two tastings are conducted under the leadership of one of the Tassel Ridge sales reps or an experienced Ambassador.
Also included in the training is detailed information about Tassel Ridge wines, so that an Ambassador can confidently discuss them with others and encourage prospective customers to discover a Tassel Ridge wine that they like.
Ambassador Days happen on a quarterly basis at the Winery. They allow Ambassadors to see what is happening in the vineyards, cellar, and tasting room. Ambassadors can also taste wines that have not been tried before as well as soon-to-be-released wines.
Wine tastings give people the chance to discover that there are wonderful Iowa wines. When Tassel Ridge Winery began over ten years ago, the perception was that wines made in Iowa were inferior to domestic or imported wines. When first trying an Iowa wine, many people are pleasantly surprised at the exceptional quality. The huge variety of Tassel Ridge wines, ranging from dry to sweet, offer many choices to meet people’s preferences.
Become an Ambassador!
Being a Tassel Ridge Ambassador can be personally rewarding! For more information, contact the Winery or download an application below.
If you live in or around the following areas, we’d enjoy hearing from you!
- Des Moines
- Orange City
- Spirit Lake
This position will work 6–8 wine-tasting events per month. Events take place in the late afternoon or early evening on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for wine and a desire to converse with patrons about our wine. We will provide full training so that our Ambassadors can represent the winery at promotional and wine-tasting events, and knowledgeably converse with attendees about the winery and its wines.
Applications, resumes, and cover letters can be submitted via mail, fax, or e-mail to the following:
Attn: Human Resources
Tassel Ridge Winery
P.O. Box 115
Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0115
Click here to download an application.
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