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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
Tricia Gallion Apr. 8, 2020
This is hands down the best side hustle you could have. Relationships are always the most important tome and I have made…
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This is hands down the best side hustle you could have. Relationships are always the most important tome and I have made some amazing friendships with other wine guides and also at my tastings. It’s so much fun, you get to try so many different wines and you couldn’t ask for a better community than the people with Traveling Vineyard!

Kaylee Tlusty Feb. 18, 2020
Can’t believe it’s been 2 years living the wine guide life! I’ve met some great people along the way and found a…
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Can’t believe it’s been 2 years living the wine guide life! I’ve met some great people along the way and found a love for wines I never would have dreamed of! I love the flexibility and the fact that Traveling Vineyard is behind you 100%! It’s so much fun!

Jennifer Reid Feb. 7, 2020
I have been a wine guide for 2 years and it’s been the best decision! Not only have I been getting paid…
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I have been a wine guide for 2 years and it’s been the best decision! Not only have I been getting paid to share amazing wine, but I have met some pretty amazing people along the way that have become some of my best friends. I also have learned so much about myself and found a real fulfillment that my full time job didn’t have.

Kari Nelson Jan. 30, 2020
I just hit my 2 year anniversary with Traveling Vineyard. The time has flown by. I love the wine business. It’s flexible…
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I just hit my 2 year anniversary with Traveling Vineyard. The time has flown by. I love the wine business. It’s flexible and the parties are always fun…who doesn’t love sampling free wine?! I’ve slowed down a bit but am planning on booting back up in 2020!

Carissa Paxton Jan. 8, 2020
Wine Guide life has provided financial security for my family, Fun and Fulfillment for me and a life full of passion! Traveling…
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Wine Guide life has provided financial security for my family, Fun and Fulfillment for me and a life full of passion! Traveling Vineyard has paid off credit cards, paid for vacations and helped us save for a bigger house! I have been a wine guide for 2 years and I my only wish is that I would have found this business sooner! This company will change your whole world!

Abria Green Dec. 11, 2019
Becoming a wine guide helped me come out my shell. It gave me an opportunity to not only meet new people but…
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Becoming a wine guide helped me come out my shell. It gave me an opportunity to not only meet new people but to make money while doing it!

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Sammie Macpherson
Apr. 3, 2020

Traveling Vineyard has become the thing in my life I didn't know was missing. I originally joined three years ago to pay for a cleaning service in my home, but since I've taken my family on two beach vacations, been through two huge weddings, and paid off my car 10 months early! On top of that, making some amazing friends through the organization and through my hosts and guests. My only regret is I didn't find out about this company sooner!! I love being a Wine Guide!

Heather Dick
Mar. 26, 2020

I joined Traveling Vineyard 2 years ago. It took me almost 5 months to finally sign up, now I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I also found out I was pregnant right before signing up but it was still possible to work my business while being pregnant. I have made lifelong friends doing this business. I have also been able to get out of the house and meet new people, I’m a stay at home mom and need the adult time. I love being a wine guide!

Tanya Van Someren
Mar. 22, 2020

I love my Traveling Vineyard community, everyone from my fellow Wine Guides & team members, to leaders throughout the company, all the way up to our Chief Grapestomper Rick Libby and the amazing cheerleaders at our World Headquarters. I joined Traveling Vineyard in 2011 hoping to make some extra cash and have fun...that little decision turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have traveled the world, met amazing friends, continue to learn more about wine and have an income that helps support our family, all because of Traveling Vineyard. I have team members that love having this as their side hustle, extra income for bills, vacations and car payments and stress relief from their 9 to 5 job - it’s such a great perk to be able to enjoy our product right along with everyone else.

Cindy Hughes
Mar. 18, 2020

I love how incredibly VERSATILE this business is! I've run wine events as a "side-hustle," and as a full-time job at different points in my life, and now, it's flexible enough to continue earning an income almost fully through online sales while I can't run in-person events! (My reason right NOW is Covid-19, but there are more normal reasons like having a baby, injury, or time constraints that make an make an online business enticing, too!)
Traveling Vineyard is an amazing company that is adaptable to the needs of the Wine Guides; they're always working to ensure that we have the tools to be successful, no matter what the changing business climate dictates!

REBECCA EMRICK
Mar. 12, 2020

I love my wine guide life! Not only do I get to teach others about amazing wines, but I get to meet amazing people and share great memories. Truly my main F is fulfillment!

REBECCA EMRICK
Mar. 10, 2020

When I heard about Traveling Vineyard, I never thought I would be growing a team by sharing wine with the world!

In the past year, I have learned the true 5 F’s, from the Friendships I’ve made to the Financial Boost I got. The fulfillment of guiding a tasting that ladies came in busy with life and left a little lighter with laughter. To the Freedom to make my schedule and loving the Fun I’m having doing it!

I am so grateful for the customers, the friends, and the leadership that this company has brought me.

Kathleen Evans
Feb. 28, 2020

Stop. Reflect. Raise your glass. ??

Four years ago, today, I decided to raise a glass to a new tomorrow and partnered with Traveling Vineyard. As I reflect on my own wine guide journey, I see how far I’ve come—not only within the company but on my own journey of self-discovery.

These past four years has been a journey of personal and professional development. With zero sales experience and limited knowledge in wine fueled my insecurities, I constantly second guessed myself about if I am even capable and why should I even bother trying to invest in myself. I was seeing my wine glass was half-empty—not half full.

I soon realized that I didn’t have to be an expert. There was more to that half-full wine glass. I just needed a positive mindset and grit to succeed. Throughout these last four years, I have crushed goals, earned the title of Team Leader, and earned incentive trips to Cancun and Costa Rica. And, Yes, I failed —more times than I can count! However, failure has been my wisest teacher. It only pushes me forward. ??
Not only did my failures teach me skills and humility—it taught me resiliency. The skills I’ve gained through Traveling Vineyard have rooted themselves into every aspect of my personal and professional being.

This journey of personal and professional development would not be possible without the support from my friends/family and the encouragement from my wine family. Thank you Traveling Vineyard! I am beyond blessed to be part of an amazing organization and the community it fosters!

Cheers to another year of grit and grace!??

#wineguidelife #bestjobever #gritandgrace @travelingVineyard

Jenny Kuzbek
Feb. 28, 2020

It has really been a dream come true to be a business owner doing something I love, with the flexibility to be available to my 3 daughters. I joined on a whim 6 years ago, having never heard of Traveling Vineyard - I had never been to an event and had never tasted the wine. With no sales minimums, no inventory to carry, and a very LOW start up fee (like $99), I said WINE not. If there is anything in the world you want to give a try - my advice is to go for it! Tomorrow is not promised. Some people thought I was crazy to give up my career in teaching BUT life is short – do what you LOVE – and what you love might change – that is okay! If you have the privilege to follow your dreams go for it! Traveling Vineyard has provided me and my family with a second full time income, FREE earned travel trips for me and Chad, and the flexibility to work around life. I have also found HUGE fulfillment in mentoring others to reach and succeed their goals. And to top it off I met so many amazing people on this journey – some of which have become my dearest friends. Open yourself to possibilities you never know what awaits you. Cheers Jenny

Dawn Ryan
Feb. 27, 2020

WooHoo!!! I have been blessed to be a Wine Guide now for 5 years!!! I am so grateful to the person who offered me the opportunity to become a Wine Guide! I will admit I didn't join right away. It took me a tasting or two to say yes. I love that our product is consumable that was very important to me, so that I would have reason to contact past guests and hosts in the future. Thank you for that =) I have often said that I wish I found Traveling Vineyard sooner, but I remind myself it wasn't for me before the time I joined. I love the relationships I have formed with other Wine Guides, guests and host/hostess they have moved beyond the tasting which in my opinion is great! I love that Traveling Vineyard has allowed my family and I to take trips that we wouldn't normally had been able to take in the past with much more ease financially. I'm thrilled I took the leap 5 years ago!! Now working to build my team and a stronger calendar and customer base. I cannot wait to see where my life and my families life goes with Traveling Vineyard!! Cheers xo

Jenny Kuzbek
Feb. 25, 2020

I have been a wine guide with Traveling Vineyard for 6 years now!! It has really been a dream come true to be a business owner doing something I love, with the flexibility to be available to my 3 daughters. I joined on a whim 6 years ago, having never heard of Traveling Vineyard - I had never been to an event and had never tasted the wine. With no sales minimums, no inventory to carry, and a very LOW start up fee (like the amount of some leather boots), I said WINE not. If there is anything in the world you want to give a try - my advice is to go for it! Tomorrow is not promised. Traveling Vineyard has provided me and my family with a second full time income, FREE earned travel trips for me and my husband, and the flexibility to work around life. I have also found HUGE fulfillment in mentoring others to reach and succeed their goals. Cheers to #wineguidelife.