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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
Donna Keller June 30, 2022
Cheers to me today as I celebrate 8 years being a Wine Guide! Saying Yes to join this business has been an…
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Cheers to me today as I celebrate 8 years being a Wine Guide! Saying Yes to join this business has been an incredible blessing. I was able to stay home to care for my 3 sons and my parents, all while teaching people about wine and food. My income, so many new friends, and the flexibility has made a huge difference to my family. I can’t wait to see where the future takes me!

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!

Stephanie Zahorchak May 27, 2022
I’ve been with Traveling Vineyard for a year now and from the very beginning it felt like I’ve been here for years!!!…
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I’ve been with Traveling Vineyard for a year now and from the very beginning it felt like I’ve been here for years!!! Every aspect of this company is amazing. From corporate to my customers everyone is caring, fun and super excited about our wines. Love being apart of something so awesome!

Stephanie Frisby May 21, 2022
Since I have joined Traveling Vineyard, I’ve had so much fun! There is so much support from other wine guides and they…
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Since I have joined Traveling Vineyard, I’ve had so much fun! There is so much support from other wine guides and they bring so much fun and excitement! I have really enjoyed learning so much about wine and sharing them with guest at wine events! If you enjoy wine, don’t hesitate in joining. The knowledge and opportunities Traveling Vineyard give you are amazing!

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!

Marsha Gilles Apr. 17, 2022
So excited to be celebrating 2 years as a wine guide with Traveling Vineyard! I have loved every minute of this business.…
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So excited to be celebrating 2 years as a wine guide with Traveling Vineyard! I have loved every minute of this business. Started during the height of Covid-19 and despite the challenges, I have met so many awesome people who have become customers and now friends. Looking forward to many more years:-) Cheers ??

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!

Lisa Sullivan Apr. 6, 2022
So happy that I took the chance and jumped on board with Traveling Vineyard 6 years ago! I have had such an…
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So happy that I took the chance and jumped on board with Traveling Vineyard 6 years ago! I have had such an amazing ride so far!! I am blessed to have met so many like minded friends and to have traveled to different places for Harvest & as a LUXX getaway achiever! One of my favorites was Costa Rica! Can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead!

Danielle Majors Mar. 17, 2022
Traveling Vineyard has been a fantastic part of my life the last 6 years. I have learned some real business skills, had…
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Traveling Vineyard has been a fantastic part of my life the last 6 years. I have learned some real business skills, had so much fun building relationships with customers and fellow wine guides, and enjoyed some really wonderful wine!

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!

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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

LORA TELLEFSEN
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!

Penny Notarnicola
Jan. 5, 2017

Four years ago, today, I decided to join the Traveling Vineyard. I’d never worked in direct sales before so really didn’t have any expectations other than making money in order to provide my daughter with a grand wedding. I did a lot of research because I didn’t know what I wanted to do in order to supplement my F/T salary. I chose Traveling Vineyard for three reasons, the product is open to men and women, it’s a consumable product and I didn’t have to keep spending money to fill a kit. Honestly, I thought I would do this for a little while, earn some cash, have a big wedding and get out. What I didn’t expect was to fall in love, to find a new purpose for my life and to be passionate about what I was doing. During my last four years with Traveling Vineyard I discovered and earned many things I was not expecting. I have made some incredible life long friends, I discovered by growing a team and moving into a leadership role I have been blessed with a new purpose in life and that is empowering, supporting and mentoring others to find their dream job. I love the support I am able to provide people all across the United States and watch them thrive and become entrepreneurs. I love watching them provide a better life for themselves and their families. I feel truly fulfilled with this ‘job’. We are free to earn whatever we want! I thought I would just be paying for a wedding, now I’m paying off college debt from my three children and paying down my hefty NY mortgage to help my husband breathe a little better each month. I aspire to retire in 3 years because of Traveling Vineyard and never in my life did I think I would be able to retire so young and have a bright looking retirement in store. The flexibility afforded us is second to none. Working full time and running my expanding business is so easy. If it’s a little recognition you need in your life and who doesn’t right, well this company truly loves all of us Wine Guides and they love to recognize our hard work. It feels good going to work! I have fun doing wine tastings, what’s not fun about socializing and sharing wine with amazing people. This is truly the first ‘job’ I’ve ever had that I am incredibility happy to go to work and I cannot wait to see where the next four years takes me.

Elisa Abner-Taschwer
Jan. 5, 2017

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year since I started my Traveling Vineyard journey! This business is even more than I expected and I love this job. The friendships I made have been amazing. I especially enjoy the Wine Tastings and sharing my love of wine with new people. I was not a wine expert when I started this business (nor am I now) but I didn't need to be. The training this company has for both new Wine Guides and the veterans is invaluable. And my fellow Wine Guides are always available to help or answer a question. Rick is a tremendous leader and Kate and the cheerleading team are excellent, even when we aren't nice! Francis makes fabulous wine that our hosts and guests love, which makes them sell themselves. I'm proud to be a member of the Traveling Vineyard Tribe!!

Renee Crane
Jan. 5, 2017

Being a wine guide with TTV is AWESOMM!! On my One Year Wineaversary I realize that this is the first direct sales gig I have actually lasted more than a few months! Why? Wine, duh! Really though, my husband is my chief supporter and helps out at tastings when he can so we have a few more hours together.
I have learned about wine, myself, and met some great people. Tastings are always fun, sometimes crazy, and I learn something new at each one either because we have a new wine or because my customers share their wine love knowledge!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the AWESOMM app! It makes ordering so much easier! And if we did not have the BEST CHEERLEADERS in the world who answer questions with a smile, wine life would be a lot harder. They have always been willing to answer any question no matter how silly it may be. THANKS TO THEM!!
I am looking forward to the financial rewards giving me the freedom to retire sooner than I thought I would be able to -- and-- with no debt :) Win, win!
Thank you Rick for your hard work in making this the best company to work for!
CHEERS!