395 Big Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
Founded by lifelong lovers of the Adirondacks, Mike and Sasha Pardy, Adirondack Winery is recognized as one of the most celebrated and acclaimed wineries in New York state. We offer over 30 fruit-infused and traditional varietal wines and our Tasting Room in Lake George is frequently listed as a top attraction to visit in the Lake George region. In addition to the Lake George Tasting Room, NOW OPEN, Adirondack Winery's brand new Tasting Room, Wine Making facility, and event space in Queensbury! This new facility allows us the ability to produce 3x the amount of wine that we currently produce and expand our services and offerings! Adirondack Winery wines can be found in over 450 New York liquor stores and are available for purchase 24/7 at adkwinery.com. Adirondack Winery is also the presenter of the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival, held June 25th & 26th at Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George.
This is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door with a fast-growing Winery with an excellent reputation in our region! Our brand new multi-million dollar tasting room and winemaking headquarters, now allows us to triple our production and expand our services and offerings! Working at Adirondack Winery means you get to learn a lot about wine, get to brag about the cool place you work at, and be a part of a family atmosphere where not only does your work make a difference but your team cares about you!
This is not the average retail or restaurant job that comes loaded with corporate rules and policies, repetitive tasks, customer complaints, and heavy issues… We aren’t saving lives here, we’re selling wine! In these uncertain times, we are bringing smiles to faces one bottle at a time and as a Tasting Room Associate and the first face of our business, you will make that happen for tens of thousands of people each year! You welcome our customers into our Tasting Rooms in Lake George and Queensbury with a smile and build lasting relationships with our customers, with the goal of finding the right wines for their palate to take home with them!
Due to the seasonality of our business, we have a wide variety of needs for hours, ranging from 16 to 40 hours per week. We start off slow and business increases to a peak in August and tapers down again from there. Many of our Tasting Room Associates do stay employed year-round, especially those who show a desire to learn and grow in the company to other positions in leadership and management down the road!
For the right candidate, we work with you to work around your other jobs and scheduling requirements. You are required to have the availability to work at least one weekday and one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday).
Our Tasting Room staff must convey their knowledge of our wines, products, and services, promotions, be professional but fun, neat, and trustworthy, and encourage guests to "take us home" via wine & accessory sales. Previous wine knowledge is great but is NOT required.
As we have serious growth goals, this position has a STRONG emphasis on upselling, and you are rewarded for achieving sales goals!
Other job duties include cashiering, responsible money handling, stocking, opening & closing store, inventory, preparing food platters, keeping the tasting room neat and clean, and assisting the Tasting Room Manager with other duties.
Tasting room associates will be required to work with our reservation system and maintain time frames with guests while still creating an excellent experience.
The ideal candidate has excellent customer service skills, is trustworthy, outgoing, energetic, and a multi-tasker. Bar/restaurant and/or retail experience with an outgoing and friendly demeanor is helpful and desirable.
Physical demands: The ability to frequently lift, move and load cases of wine (approx. 35lbs), Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time, sitting or standing. Constantly operate a computer and other office machinery such as an iPad, cash register, calculator, copier, and printer.
Working conditions: The ability to work in a retail location with many customers and employees. At offsite events with fellow employees, large crowds of customers, and noise. Must be able to maintain reliable transportation to get to and from work sites and events.
We prefer our Tasting Room Associates are willing to work all of our locations:
285 Canada Street, Lake George, NY (open year-round)
395 Big Bay Road, Queensbury, NY (open year-round, NEW Tasting room NOW OPEN)
Reliable transportation is a must.
You must be at least 21 years of age or older to apply for this position, as tasting wines to learn about them is a requirement.
Must be available for at least 1 weekend day (sat or sun) and 1 Weekday shift.
Nothing in this job description restricts management rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.
Adirondack Winery is seeking outgoing, energetic, reliable, trustworthy individuals who are looking for an exciting weekend job that have a passion for wine, people, events & Made-in-NY products! You don't have to be a wine expert; we train on that; but an outgoing personality with a knack for sales will create success in this position.
What would you be doing? Assisting our Offsite Events Team in traveling to and setting up/breaking down our table/booth/tent at our off-site events; pouring samples of wine to event attendees; talking knowledgeably about the winery and wines, selling wine; helping account for inventory, etc. Our events vary from large state-wide wine festivals and fairs to smaller farmers markets, charity events and liquor store tastings. Every event is different, fun, and interactive!
Work Schedule – This is a part time position where day and time of shifts will vary. Most of these events typically take place Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday; however, there are some weekday farmers markets or Thursday evening festivals or charity events, that may occur as well. Overnight stays to great locations throughout New York State are sometimes involved (travel & hotel stays arranged by Adirondack Winery). Hours for events can range from 4-13 hours per day depending on the event. Adirondack Winery will be hiring multiple candidates for this position and commitment to events will be based on each person’s availability.
Time of Year? Adirondack Winery attends wine festivals, galas, and liquor store tastings throughout the entire year; however, the busiest event season is May/June and September / October.
PAY: $20/hour + Incentive pay based on sales at events
Must be Age 21+
Previous experience in sales, retail, customer service, hospitality, or the restaurant/bartending industry is preferred.
A “thirst” to learn more about and enjoy Adirondack Winery wine. Prior wine knowledge a plus, but not required.
Must be able to stand on your feet for entire shifts and comfortably lift multiple cases of wine repetitively (a case is approx. 35lbs) to load and unload for events.
Reliable transportation and a clean driving record are a must, as driving the company van may also be involved.