Opus One, founded in 1979,is an ultra-luxury winery situated in the heart of the Napa Valley which produces only a single wine each vintage that expresses our estate vineyards and demonstrates our founders’ vision for absolute wine quality.
How to Get Hired
We asked Opus One Winery LLC for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At Opus One, we seek out the top talent, best in class, for each position. Howevever, it is the cultural fit that is the most important. Candidates must align with our core values: absolute wine quality, attention to detail, nurturing relationships, consistent purity of focus, looking backward & looking forward, demand must always exceed supply, and the importance of the individual, the family and the community. We look for candidates with strong communication skills and a thorough belief in the value of team work. The candidate must share the passion of working for a greater goal, beyond a paycheck or individual professional career development. A candidate who has embodied these values in past positions, as well as displaying an understanding of our history and the passion for what we do, shows us that they will fit well into the Opus One culture.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Employees can best get our attention by talking to us. We believe deeply in the importance of relationships and shared passion. We have an open door policy and are always eager to meet people who are interested in working with us. People stand out by showing us their passion for the wine and their comprehension of the story of Opus One. We have such a rich history, and we greatly value and respect it. Candidates who can understand our passion for the legacy of our founders and can appreciate our vision for the future show us that they have the empathy and the drive to join us.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
With the eventual completion of a major construction project at the winery, we will expand and enhance our abiltiy to welcome visitors to the winery in a world-class manner and environement. We will be looking to grow our Hospitality Staff and for the first time to create an on-site Culinary Staff. Wine is experience. Our visitors expect to have a first rate experience tasting our wine and enjoying very unique and unforgettable dining experiences. With our expanded facility and new staff, we will be able to provide just such great moments.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Our website, www.opusonewinery.com, is where prospective candidates can learn about the history of Opus One and our founders, Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Here, we also discuss our wines and provide tasting notes for every vintage available for those wanting to learn more about us.