The Traveling Vineyard is a business concept that provide wine lovers with the opportunity to host in-home wine-tasting events and earn extra income. It’s a fun, fulfilling, legitimate opportunity to work from home by acting as wine guides. Wine guides don’t have to be stuffy experts. They’re friendly, laid back and self reliant and are given a Success Kit with everything they need including order forms, start-up guides, a Sommology kit, marketing materials and lots of support. At the wine tasting events guests can try five different wine varieties chosen from the exclusive inventory of the Traveling Vineyard.
At Traveling Vineyard wine-tasting events guests gather at the host’s home and enjoy a relaxing, entertaining evening where they learn about and taste several wines and are given an opportunity to order some. The events enable hosts to earn extra income and recruit others to host events. The events are like a winery tour except guests are given the chance to become independent wine consultants for The Traveling Vineyard. The host receives an average marketing fee of between $100 and $150 from each event. They also get a wonderful feeling from introducing people to great wines.
The Traveling Vineyard was founded by Rick Libby in 2001. At the time he was Chief Marketing Officer for the U.S.A.’s leading direct-to-home wine distributor, Geerlings & Wade, Inc. His first wine tasting event which was held in Tampa, Florida was a rousing success. Since then The Traveling Vineyard has become a national enterprise with independent wine consultants in several states. Libby is now president of both The Traveling Vineyard and Phoenix Vintners, Inc., its parent company. The Traveling Vineyard is a member of Free the Grapes, WineAmerica and the Direct Selling Association.
The Traveling Vineayard offers wine guides more than just easy, flexible, work-from-home job opportunities. It also provides exciting adventures, new lifelong friendships and many other great perks. The company also offers the training, tools and support needed for excelling in the direct sales industry. Each independent wine consultant is assigned a regional leader to provide guidance and answer any questions they may have. The company also offers an online training center called the Tasting Room which offers introductions to wines, team and business building tips and step-by-step instructions for conducting a wine tasting.
The Traveling Vineayard’s annual Harvest conference and regional events combine fun activities with targeted learning opportunities, training sessions, and the chance to connect to other wine consultants.