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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
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.

Kristina Johnson Aug. 15, 2020
I love being a wine guide. These past few months dealing with COVID-19 have been weird as both a healthcare worker and…
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I love being a wine guide. These past few months dealing with COVID-19 have been weird as both a healthcare worker and a human being. Having something else to focus on and be “normal” has been a saving grace for me. Wine truly brings people together, whether it’s my customers or fellow wine guides. I’m so grateful to have Traveling Vineyard in my life – it’s truly my other family!

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.

Kathy Unverzagt May 27, 2020
This is by far the best wine. I’m so thankful for all my repeat customers. I love sharing my knowledge with everyone.…
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This is by far the best wine. I’m so thankful for all my repeat customers. I love sharing my knowledge with everyone. Thanks Traveling Vineyard!

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!

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.

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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Ashley Kokkinakos
Mar. 9, 2017

Getting paid to drink wine? Where do I sign!?!?

I've been in direct sales for several years and after the customer complaints or too much inventory I couldn't move, it got very tiring. When I found out about Traveling Vineyard, I was on my second direct sales company, hoping a praying it would be the perfect balance between having fun, earning a paycheck and getting this mother of three out of the house! But something felt off; I wasn't passionate about this particular product and I was hitting dead ends.

Then, at a vendor event, I met a Traveling Vineyard Wine Guide and my eyes widened with excitement! I can get PAID to sell wine? I can get PAID to learn about wine? I can get PAID to meet new people who ALSO love wine!? I can get PAID to DRINK wine!?!?!? My heart was beating a million miles a minute! So, after many late night Google searches and hundreds of questions emailed and texted to my amazing Wine Mama, I joined The Traveling Vineyard.

When life gets too stressful, or the kids get sick and I have to play mommy-nurse, or when I feel like I've hit a rough patch, I love how flexible my wine business can be. I don't have a boss who nags me or guilts me about sales goals and when I have a fabulous tasting, my wine sisters are there to celebrate my successes! Never before have I felt so sure and confident that THIS is where I'm supposed to be. I may be a slow turtle, but turtles still when races.

Thank you Traveling vineyard, for giving me this confidence and this amazing opportunity. This year has flown by and I cannot wait to see what's in store for us next!

Michele Conway
Mar. 8, 2017

I am in love with the #windguifelife! I love having extra spending money and sharing the experience of perfectly paired food and wine!

Charity Russell
Mar. 7, 2017

I love the environment created by all the wine guides and TV corporate. Everyone is so helpful and supportive, it makes you want to completely throw yourself into your work. I do have a 9-5 job but I work from home so my only human communication with via phone to colleagues or Skype. TV has given me the opportunity to get out of the house to have personal interactions and meet new people, potentially making new friends. It's a perfect break from home for me and I having that little extra spending cash is not a bad thing either!

Michelle Cruse
Mar. 7, 2017

I love being a wine guide for the extra paycheck that comes just for me sharing a passion I have in my spare time! I can have a few tastings per month, usually with someone I know or someone I met at a prior tasting all while getting rewarded for it! :)

Kimberly Courtney
Mar. 6, 2017

Yay!!! Today marks my 4 year anniversary with Traveling Vineyard! When I first started my business, I just wanted to make a little extra money to help with monthly expenses. Never would I have dreamed that Traveling Vineyard would be taking me on incentive trips, give me gifts of recognition, and allow the opportunity for me to make a FULL TIME INCOME! I have absolutely loved my journey so far with Traveling Vineyard and I look forward to all of the possibilities moving forward!

Kisha Dlugos
Mar. 6, 2017

Wow! I can't believe that I just celebrated my two year Wineaversary with Traveling Vineyard. Two years goes by extremely fast with wine. I often refer to Traveling Vineyard as my serendipity. I was not looking to get into direct sales nor have I ever been in direct sales. It's funny how life puts things in your path that you never expected but that you needed. Prior to Traveling Vineyard I had always worked the traditional 9-5 job that society tells us we are supposed to do. I had two major life events that changed my outlook on life. I lost my fertility as a result of my son's bitrth (they even lost me on the table for a brief moment ) and my son was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2. These two life events , when occurred relatively close in time to one another, caused a lot of depression and anxiety in my life. I felt extremely lost. I needed a pick me up and a way to be able to stay home with my only child because I was missing out on so much of his life with corporate America. I had no idea what I needed in life or how to achieve the flexibility freedom I needed to improvemy quality of life. And just like that , one day came Traveling Vineyard. I had never heard of TV before but I loved wine and was asked if I would host a tasting and of course I said YES! I was intrigued by this concept of free in-home wine tastings. I researched the company in the two week time period leading up to my tasting and signed up 2 days later! I was a shiny new wine guide when I attended my first Harvest in Boston in 2015 and it was a life changer both personally and professionally. I knew that I could turn this into my full time and have the flexibility in my life I desired for years but wasn't sure how to go about it. From that day on, I made a plan. A plan to team build more and to up my personal volume to surpass my FT job in come. I wrote my goals down and there is such power in writing your goals down and seeing them in your own handwriting. I smashed my goals and after 14 months of #wineguidelife, I was able to quit my FT job. This opportunity came along at a point in my life when I needed it most. Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined THIS could or would turn into my Full Time "job". I mean, I get paid to WINE. How aweSOMM is that?! 1 LUXX getaway, 1 above and beyond award,1 month as LUXXanista, 1 Creme de le vin team award, I free harvest registration, 2 Harvests, 10 selfies with Our CEO, Rick Libby, 95 team members and $60,000 in wine later , I'm still having the time of my life! The friendships I've gained have been priceless. Thank you to my team, my mentors and my customers for making the past 730 days and 17520 hours nothing short of incredible. Thank you Traveling Vineyard for helping put the pep back in my step and getting my"Kisha" back.

Kristen Reed
Mar. 6, 2017

Traveling Vineyard allows me the freedom to run my own business - I work as much as I want, and when I want. Since I have a full time job, it's important to have that kind of flexibility. I enjoy meeting new people and love that Traveling Vineyard has given me the opportunity to truly discover the world of wine. I have learned so much and I take pride in being able to share this fun adventure with so many people. Thank you Traveling Vineyard!

Lori Cheever
Mar. 4, 2017

I love being a Traveling Vineyard wine guide because I have met some amazing friends have had made some part-time income. I have enjoyed many lovely meals with my husband and also have received a newfound relationship with the Wonders and joys of Fine Wines. My confidence has grown over the past year by Leaps and Bounds and my life is changed in so many ways. I truly believe this company has helped me realize goals and dreams that I will continue to strive for as I grow with this company. I am so glad that this opportunity found me when I wasn't even looking.

Niqui Douglas
Mar. 4, 2017

When I started on this incredible journey. I had no idea what I was in for, but I was intrigued at the mere mention of wine as a job! It transformed me in ways I'd never imagined possible for myself at 42 years old. Already having an established career in the corporate world, 4 incredible children, an amazing family and core group of friends, I had no idea that I still needed something that was just for ME!

Enter Traveling Vineyard A.K.A my #wineguidelife! As a Wine Guide I am running my own business. I am blessed to be leading a team of amazing entrepreneurs that I would have otherwise never met. I am inspired daily by this welcoming community we know as our tribe. Prior to becoming a wine guide I was pretty shy and not social at all outside of my core group. I've made so many new friends and have built genuine, life-long friendships! All of this while making extra fun money, building my retirement, getting out of debt, and having the time of my life! It's truly a life-changing journey that I'm on, and I haven't even scratched the surface of this incredible opportunity! Thank you to Rick Libby and our amazing Cheerleaders!

Crissy Davis
Mar. 4, 2017

I have loved every minute of my journey with TV! I've been a stay at home mom for 12 years, and I'm now able to pay for sports, gymnastics, clubs and fun outings for my kiddos and family! It's an AMAZING FEELING to do that! I'm also extremely fortunate to not only be friends with my wine mama and grandma, but they're the most wonderfully talented and inspiring women I could ever have asked to be working with! Julie Poretta and Cindy Hughes are always ready and willing to lend an ear and give awesome advice. Julie even provides a sounding board for me when I need it. I truly love Traveling Vineyard and cannot wait to see what this year holds for me!