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Our testimonials reveal what real Wine Guides have to say about their careers with Traveling Vineyard in their own words. The results are pretty awesome.

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94%
of Wine Guides are satisfied
with joining Traveling Vineyard.

96%
of Wine Guides think their career
with Traveling Vineyard is fun.

95%
of Wine Guides would recommend
Traveling Vineyard as a career.

When I decided to become a Wine Guide, I was a brand new mom. Traveling Vineyard was an opportunity for me to meet new people, make some extra money, and learn more about wine. Two years later, I have found that it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I’ve become part of such a wonderful community and have made so many amazing friendships. I can’t wait to see what the next two years bring.

Jenny O’Meara, Wine Guide
Amanda Probert Apr. 6, 2021
I joined the wine guide life because I love drinking wine with friends, and strangers who become friends! Since becoming a wine…
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I joined the wine guide life because I love drinking wine with friends, and strangers who become friends! Since becoming a wine guide, I’ve learned new things, tried new wines, and met new people!

Danielle Leis Feb. 10, 2021
Traveling Vineyard has been such a huge blessing over this last year. I have been able to help support my family financially,…
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Traveling Vineyard has been such a huge blessing over this last year. I have been able to help support my family financially, make my own schedule and meet some amazing people who I consider close friends now. With having 2 young children and being a stay at home mom, this has been one of the best discussions I could have made for myself and my family!

Cathy Jones Dec. 8, 2020
One year ago I saw a TV sign on on vehicle. Being the curious person I am, I googled it! I joined…
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One year ago I saw a TV sign on on vehicle. Being the curious person I am, I googled it! I joined immediately having no clue what I was getting myself into. To my surprise at harvest I received 4 awards! It has truly introduced me the world wine ! I love it! The best gig ever!

Charlotte Anderson Nov. 27, 2020
The past three years since becoming a wine guide have been filled with so much fun and happiness! From my amazing wine…
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The past three years since becoming a wine guide have been filled with so much fun and happiness! From my amazing wine family to my amazing customers. Not to mention the extra money helps so much! I am so happy I said yes and get to do this while making new friends every day!

Kristin Puskas Sep. 30, 2020
Four years in and I’m still loving the opportunity, fun, financial rewards, & fulfillment I’ve gained with Traveling Vineyard. The one thing…
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Four years in and I’m still loving the opportunity, fun, financial rewards, & fulfillment I’ve gained with Traveling Vineyard. The one thing that has taken me by surprise is the friendships I’ve made with some amazing people along the way! I truly look forward to connecting with my people and sharing my love for all things wine! Absolutely real people, real fun & real good wine!

Taylor Straub Sep. 2, 2020
Traveling Vineyard started as a way for me to earn some side cash and fund my wine habit as a stay at…
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Traveling Vineyard started as a way for me to earn some side cash and fund my wine habit as a stay at home mom. I never anticipated that I would love this experience on such a personal level. It’s just a part time gig, but the friendship and fun that has come along with the financial gain is something that I do not take for granted.

Nicole Giese May 30, 2020
I cannot begin to describe the amazing time I have had being a wine guide! So much fun! The wine is delicious,…
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I cannot begin to describe the amazing time I have had being a wine guide! So much fun! The wine is delicious, and to just be able to get out and share my love of wine with others is amazing! My wine guide journey is far from over!

Judith Virzi May 27, 2020
What a great year it has been. I have learned so much about wine, pairings, and running my own business. Thank Traveling…
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What a great year it has been. I have learned so much about wine, pairings, and running my own business. Thank Traveling Vineyard! Looking forward to the next year.

Ashley Warner Apr. 24, 2020
I have been a guide for 3 years now, it has been an AMAZING ride! The wine sells itself and I love…
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I have been a guide for 3 years now, it has been an AMAZING ride! The wine sells itself and I love sharing it with others!

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Letitia Todd
June 5, 2021

3 years ago I had no idea that I was being adopted by such a supportive and encouraging FAMILY. Through the ups and downs at the slow pace, I have gained invaluable FRIENDSHIPS through FUN and laughter. The culture, educational growth opportunity have provided me with such FULFILLMENT, I know I am in the right place.
Knowing I am able to share a quality product from a transparent forward thinking company, gives me such pride and desire.
My tastings are fun and educational. Many of my customers are repeat hosts which warms my heart. Knowing I am giving something to someone else, continuous learning and growing friendships is what gives me that fulfillment.
Thank you Traveling Vineyard for filling the empty gap of the 9 - 5 routine.
CHEERS to our WINE FAMILY!!

Letitia Todd
May 28, 2021

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES >>COME ON!!! That's right! I am celebrating 3 years in this awesome wineguide life! Where some feel their enthusiasm has waned, mine is growing. This is due to the incredible support from not only Poppin' Bottles, but all the way to the top of Grand Vin and Kate and company.

Even with the 2020 disaster, no one stopped cheering, supporting, teaching and pivoting. WOW..
To be a part of such a transparent, motivating, supportive company is something I am so very proud of and like to shout about to my family and friends.

I have grown personally and as a result my business is growing as well. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough, but..I will show you in this next year with even bigger growth.
THANK YOU from my heart.
Tish Todd
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Stephanie Wilcox
May 25, 2021

Three years of being a wine guide have flown by! I love sharing wine with people, and became a wine guide to get the discount on my wine purchases. Traveling Vineyard, though, has become SO MUCH more to me! I have found a tribe of people ready to share the joys and struggles of a side hustle. I am constantly encouraged to keep at it and to reach my goals. I have met new customers, who I am now able to call my friends! I am truly blessed to have seen Jenny Kuzbek wearing her Traveling Vineyard t-shirt. The result has been an adventure that I never dreamed possible.

Gretchen Smutney
May 21, 2021

Wow, 2 years of being a wine guide with Traveling Vineyard and I have loved every step of the journey! (peaks and valleys). I became a wine guide because I wanted a little extra cash in my pocket. BUT the best part of the journey has been the friendships. Not only have I made new friends (fellow wine guides and guests from tastings), but I have rekindled friendships from highschool and college. On top of that, I have learned so much about wine. I love that I don't have to be an expert to share good wine and knowledge with people. And through my journey, my bestie, who only used to drink very sweet wines, now will try all wines! So glad I found Traveling Vineyard!

Catherine Schmahl
May 20, 2021

Being a Wine Guide has been fun even with the challenges this past year.. It has given me a chance to stop out of my comfort zone by meeting new people and trying different kinds of wine. Everyone has been so helpful in answering any questions I have had especially my wine mama! I have learned so much I can't wait to see what this year brings!

Julie Skogen
May 18, 2021

Wow! Today marks 8 years with the Traveling Vineyard! I am so blessed to have found this amazing company 8 years ago and to be able to quit my cut-throat Corporate America 7 Years ago! I have learned so much over these past several years and have grown both personally and professionally! I used to hate getting up in front of others and presenting anything, heck I even took an F on a couple of presentations in college lol! I realized that when you are doing something you love that it's really quite easy to get up in front of others and share what you love! I started off knowing nothing about wine and have learned so much through the fantastic training and education that Traveling Vineyard provides us! They it easy to teach others and keep it simple without any of the snootiness that can sometimes come along with the wine business! I have also been blessed to add so many amazing team members to my team over the years and help them grow as well! It is truly rewarding. Now don't get me wrong, I've had my share of downs too like demoting or not achieving everything I had planned to in the Harvest year, but ultimately I continue to learn and grow from my failures and mistakes and that is what is most important! Thank you to everyone who continues to believe in me and give me the support I need to keep going and growing! Cheers to many more years!

Gretchen Smutney
May 14, 2021

Wow, 2 years of being a wine guide with Traveling Vineyard and I have loved every step of the journey! (peaks and valleys). I became a wine guide because I wanted a little extra cash in my pocket. BUT the best part of the journey has been the friendships. Not only have I made new friends (fellow wine guides and guests from tastings), but I have rekindled friendships from highschool and college. On top of that, I have learned so much about wine. I love that I don't have to be an expert to share good wine and knowledge with people. And through my journey, my bestie, who only used to drink very sweet wines, now will try all wines! So glad I found Traveling Vineyard!

Catherine Bracey
May 10, 2021

My journey with Traveling Vineyard thus far has been incredible. I am thankful to Traveling Vineyard for opening up a world of opportunity for me and my family. The extra money helps me raise my 3 kids and gives me the ability to treat my kids to dinners out, days at the park, and so much more. It feels great being recognized for a job well done and TV makes me feel special. Marketing wine is fun and I have the flexibility I need to work my full time job, too. What I am most grateful for is the friendships I have made. Before I joined Traveling Vineyard I was a lonely, single mom. Now I have so many friends!!!! The friendships I’ve made are certainly the best!! I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

Beth Backus
May 3, 2021

When I joined Traveling Vineyard 1 year ago I was temporarily out of work, grieving the loss of my father and in the midst of Covid! I joined the company on a whim not knowing really even what I wanted to do with it. I knew I liked wine and I knew that our area did not have A Wine Guide. But I also knew I am a pretty quiet and shy person. I started an online event immediately and it was very well received! I booked my first events and hit all 3 fast starts! I was so excited!
Traveling Vineyard provided excellent training that allowed me to feel confident enough to be successful. I absolutely love sharing wine tastings and the amazing wine. The company makes me feel appreciated and the family like atmosphere of the Wine Guide life is so uplifting!
It has literally changed my life. Not only has it provided extra income for my family and I’m no longer living pay check to paycheck but it has helped me gain so much self confidence. The business helped me fill a major void I had in my life. I truly have found fulfillment and friendship when I needed it most.
I am currently a Four Star Leader and am so close to promoting to Team Leader. I am so grateful to have found Traveling Vineyard.
I look forward to the future with Traveling Vineyard and crushing my goals!

Dawn Gilman
Apr. 29, 2021

4 years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my professional life. I started my venture as a Traveling Vineyard wine guide. I was immediately impressed in the training I was given, and the tools I was provided to do “my job”. The support I have received during my years has been incredible too! The personal growth I have achieved while I have been earning an income is amazing! My confidence and self-worth has sky rocketed, all because of a $179 investment I made in myself. I cannot wait to see what the next several years have in store for me!
Dawn Gilman