Last night we celebrated our new staff with pizza, wine and good conversation. We have recently hired eight new Tasting Room staff and four new seasonal Vineyard staff. This event is a great way for the veteran staff to meet the new staff. Bring on new staff is always an exciting time for us. Seeing the winery through the eyes of a new employee makes me appreciate what a unique work environment we have created here. I was giving a facility tour to four of the new staff on Sunday and as we walked into the production facility that holds our bottling line, one of them said “Wow, I can’t believe you are showing us EVERYTHING. That’s neat!”
It is neat. And it’s important. Showing our retail staff how our production facility works, how our vineyard is planted is part of our cross-training, inclusive culture. We want our employees to feel at home here. This is their business too.
Be sure to say hi to the new folks next time you visit the winery.