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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

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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.
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

Jan. 8, 2017

I started with the Traveling Vineyard because I love wine and wanted to make a little extra money. It's turned out to be everything I wanted it to be plus so much more!

First, I've learned so much about wine! My thirst for knowledge about wine is being fulfilled in such a hands on way! There are so many resources but one of my best resources are my fellow wine guides. They are a wealth of information.

And speaking of my fellow wine guides.... they are my friends now! I've met them in person at Harvest, at Regional and even on Facebook. If I have a question, or just need a boost, they are right there to support me. Our Facebook groups are amazing because even if World Headquarters is closed, inevitably, someone online has the answer to pretty much any issue I am trying to solve.

So, I've made some cash, earned some prizes, made some friends, whether they are my hosts and their friends or my wine sister and brothers, AND, tasted lots of great food and wine! What's not to like? How about the fact that there is NO PRESSURE, no minimums and I can work, if you can call it that, at my own pace. It's the perfect gig for me!

Leandra Vazquez
Jan. 7, 2017

I am so grateful for having found The Traveling Vineyard. First of all, I love wine. So, to have the opportunity to learn more about it and share it with others, it has just been so much fun! I started doing this because I am a full-time student and was unable to work a full-time desk job anymore. It has been such a blessing to be able to make my own schedule, do something that I love, and make money while doing it! Also, if I get really busy with school and am unable to have a tasting for a couple months, I am still able to have tastings without any penalty!! So, thank you TTV for this amazing opportunity to be part of your team! P.S. Lori Stryker is AMAZING. I love the feeling of being part of a family in this company and Lori definitely keeps that vibe amongst her team. So thanks, again!

Caitlin Cole
Jan. 6, 2017

As a stay at home homeschooling mother of three kids, I was looking for an opportunity to get out of the house. I love wine, love get-togethers, wanted to make money and wanted some time to myself. Traveling Vineyard has allowed me to get out, meet people, taste and learn about amazing wine, and make money! I am so happy to be a part of Traveling Vineyard!