The idea of working from home sounds good, but working from home as a wine guide for Traveling Vineyard sounds even better. Traveling Vineyard has been holding wine-tasting events over the last 16 years, having been established as a small business in 2001. The company allows its customers to first taste the wine before making any purchases. By so doing, a community of wine lovers is created where the fun and love that comes with drinking the luxurious beverage is shared. As a wine guide, an individual gets incorporated into that community and share the love.
The Enrollment Procedure
Upon applying to be a wine guide with Traveling Vineyard, the company starts by training the guides on how work from home and at the same time be efficient in their work. The recruit is then given a mentor within his area of operation, with the mentor being an experienced agent otherwise known as the Leader. This person takes the new guide through the entire procedure of conducting a wine-tasting exercise. With time, the recruit decides to either continue with the job or to quit. If one chooses to continue, he is introduced to the company’s Tasting Room or Training Center. Here, the agent is trained through online platforms until he becomes a fully-fledged Traveling Vineyard wine agent.
Supporting the Agents
As the agents execute their mandate, Traveling Vineyard ensures that it accords them maximum support so that they are not only comfortable in the job but also make good money from it. Traveling Vineyard sponsors the Harvest Conference where speakers address the various challenges and opportunities that come with being a wine agent. During the conference, agents come together and share the day to day experience of their job. They then divide themselves into small groups from where they are assigned a leader to answer questions they could be having about the job.
About Traveling Vineyard
Traveling Vineyard is based in Ipswich, MA. The company operates a chain of over 700 wine guides, through which it serves its wide client base. As a strategy for enhancing service delivery, the company has made several acquisitions over the years, including Phoenix Vintners, LLC.