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Traveling Vineyard A Great Experience

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I have to share my experience with Traveling Vineyard. A few weeks ago I attended a wine party on vacation in Los Angeles, California. It was at a friend of a friend’s house. The setting was beautiful wine delicious. Little did I know, the wine we were tasting was on sale because a wine guide from Traveling Vineyard was there.

She really knocked tasting out of the park. She set up a little table with signs for each wine and even had a little snack tray that you could take nibbles off of to enhance the flavor of the wines. She was always there to answer any questions but she was not too pushy. Eventually, I discovered that I liked malbec and that it paired particularly well with some of the steak we were eating that night. Of course, the wine guide helped discover all of this.

I ordered some of the wines through her and they were delivered to my house back home. She told me that she got a commission for the wine sales and I immediately wanted to do this job. So I signed up through Traveling Vineyard to become a wine guide. The training was incredibly immersive. Most of the training came online while I was at home but the company also hooked me up with a leader in my community. I got to ask him any questions and he answered everything that I needed to know.

I love the little success kit that they gave me when I became a wine guide. You get a little suitcase full of tasting glasses and five bottles of wine. It comes with a decanter and a wine opener as informational leaflets. It really sets you up for success when it comes to hosting your own wine parties.

I’ve been doing this for a few months now and I really love it. I’ve made new friends and I get to sell a product that I love. I am making quite a bit of commission and I get 20% off all Traveling Vineyard wines got myself.

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Wilderness at Heart with Mark Hutchinson

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At an early age Mark Hutchinson was plunging headfirst into his desire for the bush and wildlife. His young memories are of discovering the outdoors, farming in the Outback, and being around the bush. At age 19, Mark started exploring Africa by car, driving the length. His travels further instilled his passion for wildlife and began his career focused on reintroducing people to the bush and wildlife. He founded his first wildlife adventure company at age 22 called Untamed. His goal was to reconnect people with the outdoors and bring them back to an appreciation for the wildlife around us. Untamed has attracted people from all walks of life from all over the world. During his work with Untamed Mark met his wife Sophia. They both share a desire for people and wilderness adventure. Learn more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/good-weekend/save-the-elephants-how-we-turned-a-corner-on-the-ivory-trade-20170516-gw5so2.html

A little over ten years ago, Mark met his now business partner Anton Lategan while completing an EcoTraining course in South Africa. They started working together at EcoTraining and helped launched it into a new business called Avana which was a wilderness training business. After years in business school and many years at Avana, Mark felt the need to further the idea of conservation of the bush. Mark, along with Anton Lategan took the idea of wilderness adventure through conservation and founded WildArk. WildArk is an ecofriendly company, dedicated to helping preserve our ecosystems. They strive to protect wildlife and to keep the bush as ecofriendly as possible, establishing when needed environmentally safe buildings and conservation practices. Mark’s passion for showing people what they can learn about themselves and the world through wilderness excursion shadows WildArk’s founding ideas and principles. Mark continues to be out in the bush as much as possible when he is not tending to the daily routines of running a business. He and his wife along with their four children are a big part of WildArk and are dedicated to teaching others the value of protecting our ecosystems so we can enjoy all the wilderness offers. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-hutchinson-596329121/?ppe=1