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We Are Hiring!

Join our team on scenic Underwood Mountain! We are seeking Full, Part-Time, and Seasonal Tasting Room Associates.

Hawkins Cellars is an established and growing winery, focusing on award-winning premium quality wines matched only by our commitment to outstanding hospitality.

Job Description:

The Tasting Room Associate is responsible for ensuring that guests to the tasting room receive impeccable customer service, while guiding guests through wine tastings and discussing our history and winemaking practices. It is important to maintain an outgoing and positive experience while sharing your wine knowledge, and to develop lasting relationships with guests and club members. The responsibilities of the Tasting Room Associate include, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Work the Tasting Room and help with other winery tasks. 

Tasting Room Duties:

  • Greet all visitors with enthusiasm
  • Lead guests through wine tasting flights – educating them about the winery story, wines, and brand. Ensure a fun and memorable customer experience
  • Work towards developing relationships with guests to convert into Wine Club members
  • Effectively suggest and sell wine, offer wine club membership, and upsell
  • Set up / break down all indoor and outdoor tasting room spaces.
  • Open and verify condition of wines
  • Open/Close POS system/registers.
  • Manage cash drawer
  • Stock wine and merchandise on Tasting Room floor and store rooms
  • Perform sales transactions
  • Maintain clean and organized guest spaces at all times
  • Provide warm, engaging and professional customer service and go the extra mile for all guests
  • Actively continue education in wine production, viticulture, and winery history
  • Strong ability to sell wine and various club memberships to all types of customers
  • Represent the winery at outside functions when necessary
  • Quickly recognize the signs that a guest should not be served alcohol and take appropriate action to professionally address the situation.
  • Behave in a professional and mature manner at all times

Winery Tasks:

  • Recycling of bottles and cardboard
  • Wine transfers from wine storage to tasting room
  • Fill propane tanks when needed for heaters
  • Pick up supplies for tasting room as required

EXPECTATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must possess or have ability to acquire a Wine service and Food Handlers Licenses
  • Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced hospitality environment
  • Educational certification such as WSET1 or WSET2 a strong plus
  • Must have some knowledge of wine and food with enthusiasm to expand knowledge base and learn new information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (via telephone, e-mail and face-to-face) are required
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and dynamic communication style
  • Comfortable speaking in front of crowds
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently
  • Must have a positive attitude and outlook with the ability to work within a team atmosphere
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Access to a vehicle a plus
  • Must be 21 years of age

Hourly compensation $18 to $22 per hour depending on experience, plus tips and commission. Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with Tasting Room Associate Position in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hawkins Cellars is an EEO employer.

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Wine Club Events

Club Cuvée Quarterly Schedule 2024

March

  • March 7th:  Wine Club open for edits on club account, Available to edit wines from March 7th-March 12th

  • March 13th:  Club processed and cards on account charged for quarterly order

  • March 15th:  Wine Club orders available for pick up starting today.  Tasting Room Open Fri-Sun 12-5pm

  • March 18th:  Wine Club Shipping Orders sent out

  • March 15th-17th:  Spring Wine Club Release Weekend

June

  • June 6th:  Wine Club open for edits on club account, Available to edit wines from June 6th-June 11th

  • June 12th:  Club processed and cards on account charged for quarterly order

  • June 13th:  Wine Club orders available for pick up starting today.  Tasting room open Wed-Sun, 12-6pm

  • June 21st-23rd:  Summer Wine Club Release Weekend

  • June 17th:  Wine Club Shipping Orders sent out

September

  • September 12th:  Wine Club open for edits on club account, Available to edit wines from Sept. 12th-17th.

  • September 18th:  Club processed and cards on account charged for quarterly order.

  • September 19th:  Wine Club orders available for pick up starting today.  Tasting Room Open Wed – Sun, 12-6

  • September 30th:  Wine Club Shipping Orders sent out

  • September 20th-22nd:  Fall Club Release Weekend

December

  • December 5th:  Wine Club open for edits on club account, Available to edit wines from Dec. 5th- Dec. 10th

  • December 11th:  Club processed and cards on account charged for quarterly order 

  • December 13th:  Wine Club orders available for pick up starting today.  Tasting room open Fri-Sun 12-5pm

  • December 13th-15th:  Winter Wine Club Release Weekend

  • December 16th:  Wine Club Shipping Orders sent out

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Live Music in Underwood

Live music outdoors on our lawn with a mountain view and tasty wine! 

Join us every Friday for Happy Hour from 4-6 pm at our Underwood tasting room and rock out while sipping in the sunshine.

Reservations are highly recommended. Please reserve your seating HERE. We offer glass pours or bottle purchases during live music. No wine tasting flights available, if you would like to come in for a wine tasting, please schedule at another time. 

July 12th: Tyson Huckins

Tyson is a soulful, unique musician whose crafted songwriting, melodic instrumentation, and dynamic vocals guide us through lyrical journeys of loss, triumph, life, and shared human experiences. His captivating work is proven to connect to audiences with an eclectic fusion of Soul, Folk, and Americana that retains timelessness and familiarity.

July 19th: Chic Preston

Chic Preston is one of the Gorge’s favorite and best known musicians, appearing in local venues solo or with various groups. He is fluent in many music styles from folk to jazz and is known for his highly personalized book of original songs.

July 20th: Alicia Viani

Hawkins Open House Party, Saturday, 2-5 pm. Everyone welcome!

Alicia Viani (vocals, guitar, and songwriting) and Mark Karwan (vocals, acoustic bass) comprise a duo, drawing on earlier professional music careers in other mediums (Alicia, classical oboe and Mark, classical, jazz, and rock bass). Their version of indie folk weaves in jazz, funk and americana influences with personal and provocative lyrics. Alicia and Mark play listening rooms, house concerts, music festivals, weddings and private events regionally in the Northwest and locally in Bend, Oregon. They deliver a rich, jazzy, funky, eclectic-folk listening experience.

 

July 26th: John Bunzow

Portland Oregon native John Bunzow’s mix of eclectic musical influences – melding blues, country, rock and even jazz – have helped establish him as an original artist of heartfelt depth, substance and style.

He’s as likely to draw on his love of the music of country legend Merle Haggard or scuffling barroom bard Tom Waits, as he is the smooth R&B and soul of Marvin Gaye, the iconic folk wisdom of Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Ry Cooder or the blues of Albert King.

After beginning his musical career in the Northwest scene playing in popular all-original bands the Cowboy Angels, X-Angels and more for over two decades, John set his sights on songwriter heaven – Nashville – scoring a songwriting contract with EMI Nashville/Famous Music and a recording contract with Liberty/Capitol Records. He quickly found his services in big demand with Nashville recording artists and had the opportunity to write for and perform with some of country and rock music’s biggest names.

August 2nd:  Minda Lacy

Minda Lacy is a lyrically driven singer songwriter originally from the high desert town Silver City in SouthWest New Mexico. She currently resides in Portland Oregon where she is immersed in the unique, and rich music scene of the Pacific NorthWest. Minda has a preoccupation with time, death, and bugs. She toys with the balancing act of silliness and seriousness, and often approaches topics like mortality and suffering from a place of light hearted wit. She may spend too much time thinking about time, and is trapped in a perpetual paradox that she periodically digs herself out of through song writing. 

August 9th:  Megan Alder

Hailing from the Columbia River Gorge, Megan Alder is a vocal powerhouse performing upbeat swing and Americana music. She delivers her original songs with raw grit and soul.

Influenced by artists like Billie Holiday and Bonnie Raitt, Alder performs as a solo artist with live loops and kazoo flare. Her latest release, Quittin’ Time, features six original songs recorded live in Portland, OR. Quittin’ Time is available now on all platforms.

August 16th:  Brian Koch

Leo Moon is the solo incarnation of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Brian Adrian Koch. California born and Oregon raised, Brian has been active in the Portland music scene since arriving in 2000. He is a current and founding member of indie rock band Blitzen Trapper and psychedelic folk duo Dead Lee. Appearing now as a solo acoustic performer, his minimal and haunting tunes are stripped down paeans to the glorious absurdities of life; harmonica spattered psalms to the void

August 23rd:  Rebecca and Veronica

August 30th:  Willy & Nelson Trio

Willy & Nelson is a 3-piece “cover band” that plays the best music from the old “classics” to the “top hits” of today. A band with smooth harmonies.

August 31st:  Hwy 14

Labor Day Weekend Music Event, Saturday, 2-5 pm.

Hwy 14 is a trio that plays an eclectic mix of rock, blues, honky tonk, and an occasional ballad

 

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Wine Tasting Details

We are open for wine tastings!  Both Indoor and Outdoor seating available.  Reservations strongly recommended. 

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6pm

*Closing at 4:30pm on 7/10/24* 

*Closed Monday & Tuesday

Please review prior to your visit

We’re thrilled to be uncorking bottles and sharing our wine with our guests!  

Tasting Room Policies
Seating is limited and we recommend making a reservation to guarantee your spot for tastings. Children are allowed but must remain seated as much as possible and count towards your total group count.  You can reserve online for groups of 6 or less, and for groups larger than 6 please call or email to reserve your spot.  Friendly leashed dogs are also welcome anytime.

Please note that at this time there is no wheelchair access to the tasting room or for restroom use.  We are a small, family owned tasting room serving at a mountainous location and unfortunately unable to provide wheelchair access.  The pathway is hard packed gravel, but may be hard for a wheelchair to roll down.  Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Wine and Flight Details

Our current tasting menu is a flight of 5 wines, 1.5oz each, for $20.00 (tasting fee waived with 2 bottle purchase). Tastings are complimentary for club members and up to 3 additional guests.  Sip wine by the glass or purchase a bottle of your favorite wine and enjoy onsite. 

Picnic Options

We offer picnic baskets of pre-packaged savory goods that can be purchased during your tasting.  Our picnic basket includes 2 cheeses, 1 salami, crackers, and chocolate.  We will provide a cutting board, knife, and paper plates and napkins.  Bring in your own picnic if you prefer; however, we ask that whatever you pack in, you pack out.  

Time Allotted for Each Reservation

We ask that you keep your time at Hawkins to about 1.5 hours so we can allow for other groups to come in and experience our wines. However, if there are no reservations coming in after you, you are welcome to stay as long as you like until closing at 5pm.

Sip Prepared:

  1. Make a reservation if you want to guarantee a seat for tasting, especially on Saturdays.  
  2. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather as most of our tables are outside. We have fire pits and a few propane heaters available for cold days, and shady spots for hot days.
  3. If bringing your own picnic, please bring all your own utensils and other items you may need, and please pack out everything you pack in to ensure the health and safety of our staff and customers.

Thank you and we look forward to hosting you soon!

Cheers,
The Hawkins Cellars Team

[email protected]
Tasting Room #: 503-505-4359

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