Careers at Ponte Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn

Our Associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentorship and the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service.

We embody a culture of respect, and constant focus on excellence. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a natural passion to serve others, we would welcome hearing from you.

Part Time Cellar Lounge Bartender

    • Job Tracking ID: 512505-581082
    • Job Location: Temecula, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 18, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Hourly Rate: $11.00/hour +tips
    • Schedule: Shifts are variable, including weekends and Holidays.
    • Benefits: None
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Job Description:


Location: Temecula, CA


Ponte Family Estate is a Southern California based winery and hospitality operation. We are located in the heart of the Temecula Wine Country. Just a short drive from most of Southern California, we host visitors who want a break from city life.


Ponte Vineyard Inn currently seeks a Bartender to join our team at the Cellar Lounge. The ideal candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, detail oriented and have a passion for giving guests an exceptional experience.

This position is attentive to our guests needs and serves food and beverage items in a bar and lounge atmosphere according to order.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Bartender (100%)

  • To ensure guest satisfaction and profitability is maximized at every opportunity.
  • To uphold professional standards of excellence and set an example to all other associates at all times.
  • Acting as a service ambassador to the hotel, building relationships and generating repeat business.
  • Check in with the Manager at the start of each shift.
  • Anticipate business levels for each shift.
  • Always have higher expectations for service levels.
  • Deliver food and beverages ensuring timely, consistent and quality food.
  • Mix and serve alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks for guests.
  • Has common knowledge of wines and mixed drinks and makes suggestions to guests.
  • Process guest payments in a timely and efficient manner ensuring accuracy of guest check.
  • Monitor bar inventory and report to Cellar Lounge Manager.
  • Be willing to assist fellow servers and bussers as needed.
  • Thank the guest for coming in and invite them to return.
  • Promote the Restaurants at Ponte Winery and Ponte Vineyard Inn.
  • Up selling of products including Ponte wines.
  • Be aware of other promotions and events that are going on at Ponte Winery.
  • Complete paperwork correctly after the end of every shift
  • Understand and adhere to environmental standards set by the hotel.
  • To be able to work well under pressure and to complete all assigned tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To maintain a clean work environment and uphold all Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Always have higher expectations for service levels.
  • Be confident in taking the lead in any guest issues that may arise during your shift and communicate these to your Manager immediately.
  • Set the example of excellence in standards to other Associates at all times.
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out before the end of shift.
  • Assist fellow Associates with additional job duties as business dictates and is required.
  • Understands and adheres to the Ponte values and service standards.

Experience and Skills:

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED (General Education Diploma)
  • Minimum of 5 years of bartending experience, serving guests.
  • Speaks English fluently.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Has attention to detail and the ability to follow direction and abide by standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to focus for an entire shift, trouble shooting and prioritizing skills.


  • Hospitality/Food and Beverage industry background and experience.

Associate Qualities

  • Courteous and ability to smile spontaneously!
  • Great sense of humor!
  • A natural desire and willingness to serve others.
  • Consistently striving to be better.
  • Learn and perform with Ponte Family Estate Winery Core Values. (Core Values; Mutual Respect, Integrity, Attention to Detail, Constant Focus on Excellence, Sustainability and Mentorship).


  • Ability to stand for long periods of time throughout entire shift.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. regularly throughout entire shift.
  • Position works in a temperature controlled, comfortable environment with low lighting.


  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.