WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!
The personality and passion of our small team is what makes a day out on The Vino Bus special. We love going the extra mile for our customers and creating a unique, fun experience for every individual. Choosing the right people for our company culture is our number one priority. Come and meet us - you won't be disappointed!
Natasha - Founder & Tour Guide
Natasha comes from a background in hospitality and tourism. In 2008 Natasha worked for travel company Topdeck in Europe. After a couple of years on the Gold Coast in Retail Management she then moved to Uluru in Central Australia for her love of the outdoors and to pursue her career in tourism. Whilst working in various roles for almost 3 years in Central Australia, Natasha started planning The Vino Bus and In 2013, she moved back to QLD to make it happen. Natasha's biggest 3 passions have always been wine, the outdoors and travel - combining these hobbies into a business have been a dream come true and it shines through on every tour she takes.
Natasha's favourite wine: Reserve Chardonnay from Heritage Estate Wines
Ed - Tour Manager & Tour Guide
Ed has been with The Vino Bus since 2015, however he has been a professional tour guide for over 6 years. He has been lucky enough to call places like Fraser Island and Moreton island his office, as well as conducting tours all through South East Queensland. Wine has been Ed's passion from a young age, as his family own a boutique winery in Southern NSW. When he isn't running wine tours he is at home perfecting the art of craft beer brewing. Passenger's often compare Ed to a younger version of the comedian James Corden, due to his charm and great sense of humour.
Ed's favourite wine - 2012 Prophecy Merlot from Witches Falls Winery
Samantha - Customer Relations & Tour Guide
Sam's energy and zest for life is infectious. She has come from a performance background with experience in hosting events such as Bogan Bingo and Trivia, while also indulging in a little bit of musical stand-up comedy. When she's not sipping wine and eating her body's weight in cheese, she teaches dancing in primary and high schools. She also teaches an Adult Dance Fitness Class every Wednesday night. Sam has recently completed a certificate in wine education and wins the prize for #1 DJ on The Vino Bus!
Sam's favourite wine - Picnic Red from Mason Wines
Peter (Pj) - Tour Guide
Pj started his journey as a professional tour guide working for the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb in 1998. After 8 years of entertaining guests from all over the globe, he went on to guide camping adventure trips around Australia with Trekk Australia followed by 6 years with Topdeck Travel. Outside of touring Pj is an avid food and wine lover and dabbles in a bit of base guitar playing. We love him for his great stories and terrible dad jokes!
Pj's favourite wine: 'Ganacha' and 'Prophecy Syrah' from Witches Falls Winery
Emma - Tour Guide
Emma caught the travel bug early and has spent most of her life living out of a suitcase. She has taught English in Japan, worked on a Kibbutz in Israel and studied Spanish and salsa in Ecuador. Emma spent the last decade leading tours (and drinking wine) in Central America and Europe, mainly for Contiki. Now back in Australia, Emma is super excited to be able to lead tours to Queensland’s best wineries, though she failed to realise that since our guides are drivers, she must live vicariously through our guests as they enjoy our quality Vino!
Emma's favourite wine: 'Sauvignon Blanc' from Witches Falls Winery
Dave - Tour Guide
Dave has been in the tourism industry since the dawn of time. Dave has worked as a Tour Guide and wildlife keeper all over East Queensland and LOVES the outdoors. His enthusiasm and positive nature will instantly rub off on you the moment you jump on one of his tours. Dave’s guiding experience ranges from 4WD Driving, Snorkelling and Sea Kayaking and now he is thrilled to part of The Vino Bus family. When Dave isn’t touring he’s busy snake handling, camping, exploring and feeding his love for adrenaline on his motorbike. When Dave isn't enjoying a good Queensland drop, you may spot him blasting around Tamborine Mountain on his Triumph.
David's favourite wine: 'Picnic Red' from Cedar Creek Estate