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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
Catherine Bracey May 7, 2022
I love being a Traveling Vineyard wine guide. My favorite F is friendship. This job gives me the opportunity to meet new…
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I love being a Traveling Vineyard wine guide. My favorite F is friendship. This job gives me the opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends too!

Linda peiry May 6, 2022
Today is my four year winaversary !! This is an amazing company and has enriched my life. I have made so many…
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Today is my four year winaversary !! This is an amazing company and has enriched my life. I have made so many good friends, had so much fun including Wine camp and fun filledtastings! My daughter Danielle Dufour has been an amazing Wine mama

Dawn M Gilman Apr. 24, 2022
Joining Traveling Vineyard 5 years ago was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I can’t believe I…
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Joining Traveling Vineyard 5 years ago was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I can’t believe I have been able to earn a nice supplemental income, make so many new friends, and develop personally and professionally. All while sipping wine! Cheers to the next 5 years! (And more!)

Deb Gray Apr. 23, 2022
Since joining Traveling Vineyard I’ve met so many new friends via Host, Guests and Wine Guides. I love the support and training…
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Since joining Traveling Vineyard I’ve met so many new friends via Host, Guests and Wine Guides. I love the support and training TV provides. I’ve broadened my wine knowledge, and love what I’m tasting!
Thanks TV for all you do for US and well as our Hosts and Guests!

Jennifer Caliolo Apr. 13, 2022
Being a wine guide has given me opportunities to make new friends and experience different wines! I love popping open a brand…
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Being a wine guide has given me opportunities to make new friends and experience different wines! I love popping open a brand new bottle and being able to share it with my new wine friends! It’s given me the opportunity to make my own schedule and work when I want to.

Carla Schulz Apr. 13, 2022
I’ve been in Direct Sales before but Traveling Vineyard is different. The last 5 years have been much more than wine alone.…
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I’ve been in Direct Sales before but Traveling Vineyard is different. The last 5 years have been much more than wine alone. I have learned more about myself as a leader, and as a professional. I have been able to afford “extras”. I have made friends that I never knew I needed. The only thing I could say is, I wish I found this opportunity sooner!

Christina Ocegueda Mar. 14, 2022
After seeing ads for Traveling Vineyard I thought it would be a great after retirement. A friend convinced me to start early…
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After seeing ads for Traveling Vineyard I thought it would be a great after retirement. A friend convinced me to start early to get established. It was the best decision ever! I have made new friends, learned a lot about wine and built a great following. I love the flexibility and the ability to work at my own pace. Thank You Traveling Vineyard for this fantastic opportunity!

Melissa Kapper Mar. 2, 2022

It’s been a great eight years! Every year has been different but all have been beneficial to my family and me!

Charlene Lucas Jan. 8, 2022
Being a Traveling Vineyard wine guide has truly been a blessing to me. I’ve made so many new friends, made memories that…
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Being a Traveling Vineyard wine guide has truly been a blessing to me. I’ve made so many new friends, made memories that will last a lifetime and realize that’s the sky is the limit and I can achieve the anything with hard work and kindness, one glass at a time.

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Nicole Winn
Jan. 18, 2017

Being a wine guide has made me realize that I can have a job I love! I graduated from college with an optimistic attitude and believed I could do and be anything I wanted... the "real" world has a way of squashing that optimism. When my husband and I decided we were going to start a family I decided I need to take control of my happiness again and I brain stormed and researched to find a job that would fit my needs perfectly. I am so glad I chose to take the opportunity to become a wine guide and although I can't contribute the amount of time I would really like to at the moment the beauty is that I can still be involved and growing and I can spend the time I am able. I see great things in the future and I can't wait until I am really able to take off with my business because I see such great potential. There is no other job I would rather do.

Sherry Miller
Jan. 17, 2017

The feature of Traveling Vineyard I find most rewarding is the one time investment and lack of future additional expenses if you work your business. The fact that we do not inventory is huge. That we can EARN all our business essentials, including business card, is monumental. So many folks out there have to make a big sacrifice to make the initial investment, but knowing that you may never have to spend money that you have not earned and received first is a game changer, and quite a blessing. It makes Traveling Vineyard almost risk free, when you consider the 10 bottles of wine you get with your starter kit! This feature is one that I truly emphasize when talking with my guests and in casual conversations with people. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to run a "debt free" business!

Patricia Tappa
Jan. 16, 2017

This has been the best one of the best years for me. The amount of support we get from the cheerleaders, our wine mommas and grandmas and the whole team is amazing. I have learned so much and been having a blast! This doesn't even feel like work that's for sure!!

Megan Henson
Jan. 16, 2017

I just hit my one-year WINE-averseray with The Traveling Vineyard, and I could not be happier with my choice. I initially decided to become a wine guide for extra income and flexibility. Happily, I continue to be a wine guide for both of those reasons, but the new friendships I have made have proven to be an added bonus. I love that it allows me the flexibility to work my business when it makes sense for me and to earn extra income to help pay off expenses for my upcoming wedding. I have met so many INCREDIBLE people through this company (other wine guides, hosts, potential hosts and leads, and more), and I have thoroughly enjoyed making so many new friends. It certainly helps as well that our wine is AMAZING. PLUS, there are NO SALES QUOTAS! That's pretty much unheard of in direct sales. I can't wait to see what the next year holds for me and my Traveling Vineyard business!

Megan Cook
Jan. 16, 2017

My life as a wine guide has been life changing. I have grown relationships with my hosts, my palate has changed drastically, and more importantly I have gotten over a fear of stage freight. To say that this past year hasn't been an adventure would be a lie. It's had it's ups and downs, and although I'm still working out the kinks to my business I couldn't have been happier to make an investment into my future. Thanks TV for an amazing wineiversary and I look forward to so many more years!

Brandie Valdez
Jan. 15, 2017

When I first joined the company, my why was 100% because i needed the money. I really wanted to have extra money to travel. Four months into this business i lost my full time job. This was something that really hit me hard as i had never been out of work before. So i decided to dive head first into this "wine gig" and hope it could get me through unemployment. Some where in between building a team, looking for a new job and this Texas heat my "why" changed. Getting a chance to meet new or potential team members gave me a chance to learn what their "why" was for joining Traveling Vineyard. During this time i even had a chance to grow closer to my wine mama, Lindsey Kuehn. While earning extra income for myself was great, my team members and Lindsey motivated me more than anything. Its ironic to hear that people want flexibility, something fun to do, to make new friends, etc. Which is everything that this company is about. So i am more than happy to say that my "why" has changed. I can now say its "fulfillment". The satisfaction of watching everyone on my team achieve their goals is something you cannot put a dollar amount on. To Rick, everyone at headquarters, my amazing leader Lindsey, and everyone in between - its been an amazing year and looking forward to many more!

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