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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
Kiersten Ray-Kuhn Nov. 29, 2022
I am so thrilled to have the ability to call being a wine guide my job!! For 18 years I have learned,…
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I am so thrilled to have the ability to call being a wine guide my job!! For 18 years I have learned, laughed, grown, and achieved goals that weren’t available to me in my other jobs. Fulfillment, true friends that become family and earning a paycheck on my own time and schedule is still a dream come true.

Nadine Morton Nov. 28, 2022
I have learned so much since becoming a wine guide two years ago. I have tried (and loved) varietals that I had…
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I have learned so much since becoming a wine guide two years ago. I have tried (and loved) varietals that I had never even heard of before. I love sharing my love and knowledge of wine with friends and family. The best part is that I can do it on my own time. I’m a busy mom, but being a wine guide fits right in with my crazy life.

Charlotte Anderson Nov. 25, 2022
I love being a wine guide! I love the friendships I’ve formed and all the things I’ve learned on this journey. Most…
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I love being a wine guide! I love the friendships I’ve formed and all the things I’ve learned on this journey. Most importantly being a wine guide is so much fun!

Megan Montanye Nov. 14, 2022

2 years of fun, friends and great wine! I am so glad I said yes to this wonderful opportunity!!

Diana Satkunas Oct. 21, 2022
Holy! 5 years has flown by! I love being a wine guide and sharing our fabulous wines with others! Being a wine…
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Holy! 5 years has flown by! I love being a wine guide and sharing our fabulous wines with others! Being a wine guide gives me an opportunity to have fun and I have the flexibility to do tasting events on my time!

Sabrina Mitchell Sep. 14, 2022
Wow, 2 years have gone by so fast! I have learned so much about wine and love teaching others and on top…
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Wow, 2 years have gone by so fast!
I have learned so much about wine and love teaching others and on top building life time friendships with wine guides and customer. Thank you for the fun and I am looking forward to many more fun years to come.

Patrice Whitzer Aug. 31, 2022
I’ve been with TV for 9 years!! During this time, I’ve taking hiatuses and also worked super hard. 1 of the best…
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I’ve been with TV for 9 years!! During this time, I’ve taking hiatuses and also worked super hard. 1 of the best things about TV is the ability to take a break. Our cheerleaders are 2nd to none!! So much support, love and friendships forever!! Working full time at AZ MVD and working my wine biz is very fulfilling. Thank you to all for allowing me MY way to work my biz!!

Jordan Mai Aug. 26, 2022
My husband and I hosted several Tasting events in 2 different states before I learned that ANYONE could do this for a…
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My husband and I hosted several Tasting events in 2 different states before I learned that ANYONE could do this for a job!! It’s been 8 years since I joined as a Wine Guide and I still love this company, the wine, and ALL the amazing wine lovers I’ve met along the way!

Heidi Jul. 16, 2022
It’s officially been 4 years since I started this journey. The plan was for this to be my source of income until…
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It’s officially been 4 years since I started this journey. The plan was for this to be my source of income until my non-profit was stable to pay me. It hasn’t worked out that way but I keep trying and one of these days it will happen. I’m just grateful that the company allows me the ability to do this at my pace.

Julie Wetherhold June 24, 2022
I’m so thankful I found Traveling Vineyard! It has been wonderful getting to know the Wine Guide community here! Everyone cheers each…
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I’m so thankful I found Traveling Vineyard! It has been wonderful getting to know the Wine Guide community here! Everyone cheers each other on and is always willing to share! I absolutely love how Traveling Vineyard has introduced me to new people through the tastings we offer! I’ve meet some great friends thanks to this business!

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Catherine Burzio
Jan. 15, 2017

I'm celebrating one year with TV! I started with a bang and fizzled...for many reasons. I'm excited to have started booking tastings again and look forward to a successful year supplementing my "adventure fund." :-)

Teri Clark
Jan. 15, 2017

I joined TTV primeraly for the flexibility. I tell people I'm a full time mom. But a part time wine guide. I can work as much or as little as I like and still bring in some extra money. This has been the easiest job because who doesn't love wine !?!

Jacqueline Hardesty
Jan. 15, 2017

My day job consists of talking to tech guys all day....... I needed more fulfillment and I got it with The Traveling Vineyard, I love talking wine and food with friends. Could not ask for a more fulfilling job!

Virginia Auserehl
Jan. 15, 2017

Wine guide testimonial on 1st year anniversary
Wine tasting has been a hobby of mine since the early 80’s.
Having family near Napa made wine tasting a must on my visits to California. Remember being able to bring a few bottles home as carry on baggage? When I became a travel agent, I expanded my wine tasting experiences on an international level. Wineries are some of the most beautiful places in the world and I am on a quest to visit as many as I can.
When I heard about Traveling Vineyard, I thought what a perfect fit for me. I can have my wine and get paid too. Sign me up! I believe it’s important to know I am no rock star salesperson. I am retired and do 1 maybe 2 tastings a month. But whenever I need anything, WHQ treats me like I am their top priority. My tribe welcomed me so warmly, I began to understand the fellowship within this amazing company. Never have I been pushed to meet preset goals. Always receiving encouragement from everyone I contact at Traveling Vineyard.
The thing about wine is the more you know, the more there is to know. What a fun topic to educate yourself on. TV’s online training is exceptional and they are constantly updating. It is obvious to me that every effort is made to assure your success. All paperwork, social media, rewards, accounting are so well thought out. With such a small initial investment, how can anyone go wrong?
Colorado was having their regional within the 1st month of when I joined. I was a bit intimidated as I didn’t know anybody. I hadn’t even been to a tasting, let alone conducted one. But I decided it was important to know what this was all about. I am so very glad I did. Not only did I get to meet the chief grape stomper himself, but I left feeling I had made some very cool new friends. Their enthusiasm made me trust that I had made the right decision. I am excited to attend this year’s regional in April.
Guess you could say I am a cheerleader. I’ve made lots of new friends, some spending money and had lots of fun to boot. I enjoy seeing all the success stories on facebook and appreciate the positive journey I have been on this year.
Cheers,
Ginny Auserehl

Alanna Kellogg
Jan. 14, 2017

Traveling Vineyard has allowed me to finally move out of my parent's house! Having this extra income supplements my income from my full time job and allows me to make extra payments on my student loan debt, enjoy a night out with friends, or plan a vacation! None of which would be possible on just my full time job salaray. I have made so many friends over the past year and now I have an amazing group of strong and supportive men and women that are always there to talk no matter what I need to talk about! They're not just there for the #wineguidelife, they're there for everyday life and it's amazing to have that kind of support. I have learned so much about wine, growing a business, and networking over the past year that helps me with my full time job. Also, my public speaking skills have gotten a lot better and I'm not quite as nervous anymore! When I signed up, I didn't realize I was making such a positive change in my life - I was just trying to make some extra money!

Shakira Humble
Jan. 14, 2017

I never dreamed that becoming a wine guide a year ago would turn into what it has in such a short time! I never thought it would be possible to do something I love and have so much fun with PLUS make so many new friendships that I know will last a lifetime. In less than a year I have accomplished so many of my goals, especially becoming a Team Leader, and I've had a blast doing it! I can't wait to continue to grow my business & reach more goals I have set for my second year with TV. I am so thankful that I have such an awesome team & I look forward to helping them reach all of their goals in 2017 as well!

Haley Bonsall
Jan. 14, 2017

Since joining this amazing company one year ago, I have learned so much about the business of sales, how to be more confident in myself and my skills, and, of course, about all of the incredible wines that we have to offer. This has been such a fun journey, and I'm just getting started. I hope to increased my sales this year by meeting new people around my community.

Dianna Young
Jan. 14, 2017

Can't believe it's already been a year working for such a great company. Traveling Vineyard is like a giant family it truly is a tribe. Looking forward to many more years with Traveling Vineyard. Cheers!

Amanda White
Jan. 13, 2017

I originally joined Traveling Vineyard as a means of supplementing income for my husband and me. When I learned of Traveling Vineyard, he was on unemployment at the time. We had been married less than two years, had recently sold his house in a negatively impacted economy, downsizing into my house to avoid foreclosure, and had two sets of bills we were trying to pay off. I had also finished an MBA program and had the itch to own my own business but wasn't sure what I wanted or what I could afford to do. Along comes Traveling Vineyard - pair that with my desire for a home business, my love of wine, and my need for additional income, and my world was changed forever! While I've had my share of personal ups and downs in life along the way, having the flexibility to work when I need to or as much as I wanted to helped my husband and I to pay off bills, save money on the side to build a new home, and supplement expenses for family vacations so we could give our son a happy life filled with great memories of times spent together. Having a full-time job and being a wife and mother doesn't leave much time for anything else, but Traveling Vineyard is a part of my life where I get to have fun, meet new people, make friends, learn about and drink amazing wines, and be my own boss! After 5 years with this company, I'm proud of how far I've come in building this business. I've overcome many obstacles along the way as a result of the strength I have drawn from my accomplishments, and I hope to continue my journey, learning, growing, and doing GRAPE things in the years to come.

Penny Davis
Jan. 10, 2017

I love being a wine guide. I love sharing my knowledge if wine and meeting new people