Traveling Vineyard is a company established in 2001 from a wine tasting in a backyard. Their vision is to have wine tasting for all customers and in a relaxed state. As a result, wine vineyard hires work-from-home guides to build friendships and offer guidance to clients on the best wines to use at events or home. Traveling vineyard will provide the potential client adequate training and support until the guide is well equipped.
Each wine guide trainee gets a coach close to their residence. The coach teaches on marketing the wine and how to approach clients. You also get some insight on team building for you to train wine guides in the future. Finally, you get to the tasting room, where all the magic happens. At the end of the online course, trainee guides have to take a short test to gauge your skills.
Apart from the online course, travel vineyard also hosts a Harvest Conference. Here, the trainee guides get a boost in morale while other guides learn about new products in the market. The conference allows for guides from all over the world to have a social interaction as they learn using mini classes, costume contests, etc. For those unable to attend, Traveling Vineyard also organizes regional meetings for the same purpose.
After the training, each guide gets a success kit and a sommology kit. The success kit comes with all the startup tools a wine guide will require in his quest. The kit comes with five bottles of wine and glasses for customer sampling. The sommology kit is like a library wine tasting and blending. Also, it guides on which wines go for given events and foods. As you grow in the job, you get a six-bottle carrier for a greater variety of wines when meeting new clients.
When working as a wine guide, you get flexible schedules since you work from home. Apart from the online training, the course is short enough to keep other aspects of your life still running. Also, being a wine guide is an easy way to make money alongside studies, work or as a full-time job.