Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Seeking a full time position as Tasting Room Manager for a world class producer of Oregon Wines.



  • Five Harvests completed- Oregon, New Zealand, Australia
  • Lead cellar hand 2 harvests
  • Laboratory analysis- accurate to industry best practices
  • Consulted on blending decisions based on sales market
  • Forklift Certified

Tasting Room Management

  • 7 years Direct Selling experience. Use wine and cellar experience to personalize sales message to fit the buyer's need, increasing sales
  • Increased tasting room sales 63% in 2009 for Tualatin Estates Vineyard
  • Inventory management
  • Point of Sales system- evaluated options, justified, implemented appropriate system
  • Donation Request management

Event Management

  • Three summer vineyard lunches, volunteer dinner, planned 4 wine club events per year. Liaison for Wine Country Marathon 500+ participants
  • Staff Booths for 20 events such as NW Food and Wine Festival, Cannon Beach Wine Walk, etc.
  • Hired and trained personnel and volunteers; organize and staff all outside pouring events


  • Implement effective and innovative marketing campaigns
  • Evaluate the need and opportunities to advertise
  • Social Media and Monthly newsletters- continually improve media presence with exciting, informative content
  • Label and image redesign for Carlton Cellars with successful results


  • Develop and manage all outside sales channels for Carlton Cellars


  • Implement marketing campaigns
  • Member Yamhill-Carlton AVA Marketing Committee- assist to plan and staff 2 events per year
  • Member Carlton Business Association- Events Chapter, Helped start 'Carlton Crush' - Brought in 1000+ attendees
05/2013 to Current Lead Harvest Intern, Tasting Room Associate Sokol Blosser Winery | City, STATE,

Lead Cellar hand, lab analysis, inoculations, forklift operations, press operations, blending consulting. Assisted in opening of new Tasting Room and creation of hospitality experiences.

04/2012 to 05/2013 Hospitality Coordinator, Direct Sales Manager Carlton Cellars | City, STATE,

Managed wine club, marketing, tasting room, many events, direct sales for Yamhill County. Cook, volunteer management and part-time cellar hand during vintage.

2012 to 04/2012 Lead Vintage Cellar Hand Howard Park Wines | City, STATE,

Cellar hand for premium label production of 750 tons of fruit. Duties included sorting line operation, press operations, cap management, lab analysis, racking and inoculations, forklift and barrel work.

05/2011 to 11/2011 Harvest Intern and Tasting Room Associate Carlton Winemakers' Studio | City, STATE,

Harvest Intern for twelve unique wineries in one shared space. Duties included sorting line operations, barrel work, cap management, sanitation, record keeping, assist with bottling. Tasting Room direct sales for producers of the Studio, extensive knowledge of the Willamette AVA's and sales techniques.

11/2010 to 04/2011 Vintage Cellar Hand and Cellar Door Staff Villa Maria Estates | City, STATE,

Member of the red cellar night shift team of New Zealand's third largest wine producer. Processed 13,000 tons of grapes. Duties included, fruit receiving, sorting, barrel work, additions, inoculations, cap mamagement. Member of the direct sales team in a popular tasting room well known wine region

09/2010 to 11/2010 Spring Vineyard Worker Clos Henri Vineyard- Specialized Organic Vineyard | City, STATE,

Maintenance, thinning, wire dropping, new plant care on a large multi-national team with Organic practices.

2008 to 07/2010 Area Marketing and Sales Rep Greater Giving | City, STATE,

Direct sales, to help non-profit community automate and improve benefit fund-raising.

Created over 300 new accounts through networking, referrals, cold calls,overcoming obstacles, consultative sales.

Helped transition company from small start up to global company.

10/2007 to 07/2010 Tualatin Estates Assistant Tasting Room Manager Williamette Valley Vineyards | City, STATE,

Increased Sales by 63% in 2009. Hire and train new employees, staff schedules, coordinate inventory for tasting events, good wine knowledge, manage many personality types, converse with customers.

Expected in 2012 Level Two Course | Wine and Spirits Educational Trust, Portland, Oregon GPA:

Completed with Distinction

Expected in 2010 Class | Viticulture Chemeketa Community College, Portland, Oregon GPA:
Expected in 2007 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences | Communication University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado GPA:

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School Attended

  • Wine and Spirits Educational Trust
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • University of Colorado

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Harvest Intern, Tasting Room Associate
  • Hospitality Coordinator, Direct Sales Manager
  • Lead Vintage Cellar Hand
  • Harvest Intern and Tasting Room Associate
  • Vintage Cellar Hand and Cellar Door Staff
  • Spring Vineyard Worker
  • Area Marketing and Sales Rep
  • Tualatin Estates Assistant Tasting Room Manager


  • Level Two Course
  • Class
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

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