Wine Host

  • Red Wing, MN, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

The St. James Hotel sits along the Mississippi River in beautiful downtown Red Wing. The St. James Hotel offers old world service, luxurious amenities and culinary delights delivered by remarkable hospitality professionals.

Job Description

This position is responsible for ensuring that customers have a positive and memorable experience at the Port Restaurant. The candidate must have a passion for wine and for learning the details of the wines list and our general operations. Responsibilities include: Greeting customers promptly and courteously; guiding customers to wines they enjoy; setting up and cleaning up daily operations and special events; stocking wine and retail merchandise in the tasting room; accurately performing daily wine inventory and money handling procedures. Promotes the sale of wine and non-wine products sold. Describes wines, winemaking techniques, winery history and provides general tourist information.


  • Greets all visitors to the restaurant and pours wines for tasting

  • Effectively suggests and sells wine to customers

  • Describes wines and winery history to customers

  • Answers visitor's questions and able to provide general tourist information

  • Open to working on site special events after hours if needed

  • Open to working other special events off property when needed

  • Handles routine purchasing transactions, which include operating cash register

  • Acquires and maintains thorough knowledge our wines

  • Wine Inventory

  • Staff wine training

  • Keeping up to date wine list

  • Development of Wine club

This position reports directly to the FOH Manager



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); three to six months related experience with serving experience. Able to demonstrate good verbal, written, and communication skills with attention to detail and interpersonal relationships with guests and employees.


  • Excellent people skills; able to project a friendly and helpful manner at all times

  • Able to perform quality work efficiently with minimal supervision

  • Able to be responsive and flexible at last minute requests



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While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Additional Information

St. James Hotel will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please.

St. James Hotel. is a drug-free workplace.

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