MEET THE VINO BUS FAMILY
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!
TASH - OWNER & TOUR GUIDE
Back In 2008 Natasha worked for travel company Topdeck in Europe. After a couple of years on the Gold Coast 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.
SAM - OPERATIONS MANAGER
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!
SEAN - TOUR GUIDE
Originally from the Mudgee wine region in NSW, Sean has had and interesting career so far including 4 years of working as Astronomy coordinator at Uluru in Central Australia and also working as a Tour Guide for G Adventures all over the country.
Sean has a bachelor of science in Geosciences and is now studying his masters of teaching part-time. His hobbies include travel, stars and sport! People often tell him he looks like Tom Cruise. He believes himself to be a karate specialist and an expert fried chicken consultant!
KERRYN - TOUR GUIDE
Kerryn is a passionate wine drinker and foodie and loves travelling to different wine regions around Australia and overseas.
Kerryn’s past tour guiding experience involved working for the fun company Contiki all around Europe and she has spent years itching to get back into Tourism - wine tourism was the perfect fit for her!
When Kerryn isn’t showing our groups a great day out, she is working on her very own mortgage broking business or enjoying a Vino or two!
AYA - TOUR GUIDE
Aya loves tourism and has spent years working as a tour guide. Aya’s longest stint has been tour guiding all over Western Australia, followed by an exciting role tour guiding in Kakadu.
Aya took some time out of the driver's seat and spent two years working in the office for Ecotourism Australia helping tour companies become ECO Certified!
On the side, Aya loves volunteering for charities and has had many life changing experiences including living in a village in Vanuatu.
On the days Aya isn’t having fun with our Vino Bus passengers, she studies counselling part-time, is at the beach or at an African dance class.
KAREN - TOUR GUIDE
Karen has been a tour guide for quite a few years and enjoy sharing this wonderful country of ours with people. From Cairns to Cape York, Darwin down through the middle to Adelaide, and our beautiful Queensland Islands, Karen has been fortunate to be able to showcase these amazing places.
Karen's passion for touring/guiding began as a member of our local 4WD Club and travelling with my kids.
Tamborine is one of Karen's favourite places (it must be – she got married there). She love's to learn about local history and enjoy chatting to those who live there about their lives and communities.
When it is time to wind down and relax, Karen's favourite thing is opening a opening a bottle of wine!