Meet Our Team
It's all about people in our world view.
Whilst that ordinarily means our guests, our staff and tour teams are just as important.
It's people that make experiences memorable.
And we aim to create memories for you.
These are the legends that make the magic happen.
Our tour crews include tour guides, drivers, mechanics and operational experts that make all our tours run like clockwork. From our guests' perspective everything is easy, but often it is these guys working hard behind the scenes to ensure all our tours run smoothly.
Damian Cerini | Founder | Guide | Wine Lover
Damian started Tour de Vines what seems like (to him) many moons ago, from a love of travel. Having worked in the travel industry for over 2 decades, with some senior roles in top notch travel businesses, he has struck out and started TDV (as he calls it). And we are glad he did.
Bernard Snoodyk | Cyclist | Architect | North East Vic Concierge
Bernard started with Tour de Vines in 2014 and loves nothing more than showing all our guests the special delights of north east Victoria. And being a local resident, he knows it better than most. An avid cyclist himself, fast and fantastic with a broken wheel or puncture, Bernard is often mentioned in glowing reviews from our guests.
Peter Foubister | Guide | Wine Lover | Hotel Owner | Chef
Peter is our South Australian resident and expert. Starting as a tour guide in 2018 Peter now pretty much runs the South Australian side of the business (just ask him!!). Still guiding, his tours are always a sell out and the reviews always amazing. We don't know what we would do without him (other than forget some of his really bad dad jokes). Ps Peter also runs Mintaro Mews accommodation and would love you to pop by and say hi.
Penny Everingham | Beechworth Local | Mum | Rail Trail Planner
Penny is one of our local tour guides in north east Victoria, leading tours on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. In between tours Penny is funnily enough, part of the team extending the trail from Beechworth to Yackandandah (which we can't wait for!!). Penny is funny, always charming and a font of knowledge for all things Beechworth, cycling and the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. A busy mum means there's not a lot of spare time between tours in her home town of Beechworth.
Emily Meades | Tour Guru | World Traveller
Emily is our local tour coordinator, with 7 years in the tourism industry across various management and guiding roles. She has visited 55 countries and worked in most of them. Her favourite country is Spain – can’t beat a cold glass of Sangria in Madrid!