The Traveling Vineyard

The Traveling Vineyard is a company that uses the concept of the home party to market wine. The company started in 2001 and by 2005 had hundreds of consultants who hosted wine parties from home in over 26 states. It gave those with families time to spend with them and bring in an income at the same time.

In 2010 when The Traveling Vineyard went bankrupt Rick Libby bought it out investing his savings into the business. He had worked for Geerlings and Wade a leader in direct wine marketing. He knew he could make the business work with some changes. By November 2010 Traveling Vineyards was operating with independent wine guides in over 40 states. The company is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Direct Selling Association.

The Traveling Vineyard hires Wine Guides and this job offers several benefits. It is flexible and wine guides can hold wine parties when they want. Its a great part time job for parents with kid or part time job to have with a full time job. It gives wine guides the ability to create their own schedule. This job provides financial reward, fun, and chance to meet new friends.

Checks arrive three times monthly and most wine guides average between $80 to $100 per party based on wine sales. This is about 35% of their generated sales for the company. When you apply and begin you are assigned to a leader or experienced wine guide to be trained They will let you attend some of their events and introduce you to others that can help.


The Traveling Vineyard Wine Guides have access to online training called The Tasting Room. This provides introduction to the wines they sell, instruction on how to build a team, and videos on how to organize and conduct wine tastings at home. Every year they have an annual Harvest Conference that features wine tasting and seminars. Their are regional events for local wine guides to learn about wine tastings and network.

Their startup fee is low only $189 and that includes training, The Success Kit with 2 tasting sets of five bottles, tasting glasses and carrying box, 6 bottle wine carrier, business paperwork, marketing materials, and wine accessories. The Sommology Kit has a training program and cheat sheets for each Wine Guide.

To learn more about becoming a wine guide in your area visit the website at or call (877) 340-9869.