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Traveling Vineyard was launched in 2001 with a small wine tasting section in a backyard. The main objective of the firm is to offer remarkable wine tasting experiences to clients. It employs guides who reach out to the clients and share their love for wine. The wine guides work from the comfort of their homes. The work assigned to guides is quite easy since the company offers them support and training until the guide can work on his/her own.
Starting out as a guide
You can send an application or a message to the company. Traveling Vineyard will assign you a leader who is in your locality. Your leader will answer your questions and show you how to go about the job. When you have been oriented by your leader, and you are certain about being a wine guide, you will access the Tasting Room. It is a training area which you can visit remotely from your home. During training, you will learn how to approach clients and advertise the items you will be selling.
After signing up, guides’ purchase a Success Kit which contains two tasting sets of five bottles of wine, tasting glasses, and a carrying case. In addition, guides are given a bottle carrier, and all the paperwork needed. The Sommology Kit is also an important tool for wine guides as it contains all details on how to taste and blend wine, as well as the different techniques of combining wine with events and foods.
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The Harvest Conference
Harvest conference for guides, where they meet speakers who encourage them and give details of the new products. It is an epic way to socialize with colleagues in the business. There are other smaller gatherings similar to the conference in every region for those who miss the main event.
The ultimate benefit of being a wine guide at Traveling Vineyard is that you work from home. You create more time to spend with your family. As a wine guide, there are many opportunities for you to make new friends and attend special events. You can also earn by referring your friends to be wine guides at Traveling Vineyard.
How does The Traveling Vineyard’s business model work? Most simply, the idea behind The Traveling Vineyard is that consumers can taste wine in their homes. The Traveling Vineyard’s Wine Guides are independent, direct sales vendors.
Training and Support
Training is done online through The Tasting Room, The Traveling Vineyard’s online portal. Wine Guides use training modules, video lessons, and introductions to the company’s wines to assist them with their sales plans and goals. In addition to the training portal, Wine Guides also have a regional leader to guide their training and answer all their questions.
Each Wine Guide receives a Success Kit to get them started with their first two wine tasting events. The kit includes a Sommology training program that serves as a “cheat sheet” so the Wine Guide can act as a sommelier when giving tasting parties.
The Success Kit costs a start-up fee of $189. Wine Guides must then replenish their wine tasting supplies as needed.
Wine Guides must also pay $15.99 per month to maintain their personalized websites for the first 90 days. Three months of website costs plus the $189 Success Kit total $236.97. There are no other start-up costs for Wine Guides, as The Traveling Vineyard does not require its guides to keep a standing inventory of wines. The Traveling Vineyard adheres to the Direct Selling Association Code of Ethics.
Learn more about Traveling Vineyard: https://www.directsalesaid.com/companies/traveling-vineyard