Benchmark Consulting

General Manager - ROCO Winery-Willamette Valley- Dundee Hills AVA.

Newberg, OR - Full Time

ROCO winery seeks a wine industry professional to manage the overall business.


The ideal candidate is a well-rounded leader with strong business acumen and a passion for wine and Oregon wine country. A cosmopolitan, independent thinker with collaborative communications skills, and a person who enjoys interaction with the team and guests while leading by example. Their career to date will show demonstrated success in winery management, building a team culture, and retail & hospitality.  This individual will be a trusted ally, aligned with our corporate values, and the principal liaison between the local property, US headquarters, and global ownership.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.



The General Manager reports to the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Santa Margherita USA (SMUSA), the US subsidiary of the Italian parent company, Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo.

The General Manager will also work closely with the winemaking consultant of ROCO winery. 


The General Manager will align with the executive management team at Santa Margherita USA to accomplish strategic initiatives, increase sales, and inspire team members to achieve their goals. 

In particular, the GM's responsibilities include:

  • Working in conjunction with the SMUSA Executive team to develop the annual operating plan and budget.
  • Overseeing winery operations and recommending their plan to build towards the overall strategic vision.
  • Building a strong team culture through the recruitment and retention of all winery managers and team members.   
  • Coordinating with SMUSA department heads, legal, and third-party vendors to ensure the winery is compliant with all corporate policies and federal and state regulations.  



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This role must be available to work on weekends and evening hours on a regular basis. 


  • MBA is preferred however a bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field is acceptable.
  • 5+ years in a senior management position at a winery and similar experience in a wine-related business may be considered.
  • Familiarity with all legal aspects of running a winery including federal and state government reporting, responsibilities, and compliance.
  • Proven leader with a solid foundation of team building, analysis, and problem-solving.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with a working knowledge of QuickBooks and ERP systems, (Wine Direct)CRM & fulfillment software.
  • Ability to travel to head office, and attend wine industry events, and local markets to promote the winery.  
  • Ability to sit and operate a computer.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The team member is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


ROCO Winery is proud to be part of the Santa Margherita USA family.   The winery was founded in 2013 by industry veterans, Rollin Soles & Corby Stonebraker-Soles and became part of the mosaic of Santa Margherita USA wines in 2022.  Santa Margherita USA is a fine wine import company representing premium and ultra-premium wine estates.    Representing over eleven world-renowned wineries throughout the United States, including Santa Margherita, Ca' del Bosco, Masi, ROCO, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Sassoregale, Torresella, Feudo Zirtari, Fattoria Sardi, Cà Maiol, and Cantina Mesa. The wine portfolio is a dynamic and diverse mosaic of the finest wine regions, including Veneto, Alto Adige, Franciacorta, Willamette Valley, Lugana, Tuscany, Sardinia, and Sicily.

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