Support Staff (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – August 16, 2017
Overall a good place to work. Generous employee discounts for wine, food, golf and events and not limited to only full time employees. No real opportunity for advancement unless you are sales focused. Environment can be quite cliquey and management doesn't hide who their "favorites" are, which is very disappointing.
Productive and fun workplace plus the tips where nice
Server/Catering (Former Employee) – Lathrop, CA – January 23, 2017
Probably the most relaxed staff I've worked with from mangers to regular employees. Not only was it a good work environment but the staff was very good with staying on top of their tasks. Everything got done on time! On the weekdays, WENTE held events such as birthdays, dinners, weddings, and golf tournaments. Weekdays would be the days the staff would cater to guests, while weekends was when the staff would serve 4-5 tables while the guests sat down and enjoyed a concert held on the Vinyard Lawn.
After guests finished their food from the buffet the staff got to help themselves to the leftovers, Gourmet leftover
Rolling round tables and putting them away after the concert was over, Getting off at 3am then driving home wasn't that much fun
Server (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – May 13, 2016
As a server at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards I serve guest in a friendly, efficient, and timely manner. I ensure each guest is served is served an excellent quality product, in an efficient, and timely manner, pleasantly and hospitably. I provide guests with friendly, efficient and knowledgeable service (food and wine knowledge) using proper service standards and procedures.
I am able to be sociable with all guest, and learn new things everyday.
Tasting Room Helper (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – April 21, 2016
Working here was a great opportunity for me when I was in high school. I loved working with the employees in the tasting room and being able to get a discount on things like shows, products and food. They also paid well for my age.
Catering Server/Event Staff (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – February 15, 2016
As a catering/banquet server with the event staff and catering Dept, you serve at weddings, private events, concerts, etc. It is fairly easy compared to any serving job I've had.. (no order taking). Just have to prep, set up, serve, wine, and reset once they leave. It's pretty chill so far..not been long.
Flexible schedule, easy going co-workers and staff, perks of a winery..
rarely get tips, have to dress in very formal attire, very tentative schedule/not much notice in advanced
Many wonderful perks when working for Wente Vineyards
Wine Educator and Sales (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – September 17, 2015
As a part-time Wine Ambassador, I work in all (4) tasting rooms. I provide wine education and sales by pouring "Flights" of Wente wines to guests visiting the tasting rooms. We also provide tours, teambuilding events, and our Summer Concert Series. Management work very hard to ensure the staff is current on all wine releases. Always a fun time when working at Wente!
Discounts on Wine, the Wente Restaurant, the Grill, Golf, Wonderful Co-Workers
Can be very physical. Winery Events are long days, but fun.
Catering Server and Associate (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – May 21, 2014
•Skilled in essential physical job functions. •Anticipated customer needs while empathizing with a diverse range of customers. •Responded, resolved and followed-up on problems and assure complete satisfaction. •Accurately and quickly took and placed all food orders. •Answered all questions about cooking methods, menu items, specials and prices. •Prepared and/or delivered food, beverages and desserts orders •Checked food for appearance, temperature and portion size, and delivered food orders in a timely fashion. •Other responsibilities included wedding set-up, tear-down, reception host, retail, cashier, palletizing (forklift certified), and inventory.