Meet Our Team
It's all about people in our world view.
It's people that make experiences memorable.
And our aim here at Tour de Vines is to create memories for you.
Tour Delivery Experts
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.
Fuchsia Sims | Guide | Adventure Travel Junky | Tourism Student
Fuchsia is possibly the most popular of all our team. A shining star that exudes enthusiasm on the trips that she leads for us. We feel privileged to call Fuchsia one of our team. When not leading tours, Fuchsia is a post graduate student in tourism, a hero for our environment and an innovator in digital tourism apps (check her latest venture Adventure Junky)
Emma Wheeler | Guest Tour Expert | Wine Lover | Vegan
Emma joined Tour de Vines in 2022 after a career working in the travel industry with many roles from product to tour operations overseas for a large group touring business. Having recently experienced stunning North East Victoria first hand, she is keen to help our guests do the same.
Jess Turnbull | Guest Tour Expert | Wine Lover | Bombers Fan!
Jess also joined Tour de Vines in 2022, and has come from an adventure travel background, including time at G Adventures, and has a passion for customer service. Jess is an avid traveller and spent 9 months last year exploring regional Australia. She is our go to expert on all things outback Oz, and she can’t go past a good red wine.
Marcus Nation | Guest Tour Expert | Guide | Craft Beer Lover
After 17 years living it up in Europe, Marcus has returned to Melbourne to join the TDV team for 2022. With over 10 years organising and guiding cycling tours in Riga, Latvia and the Baltic countries, he's keen to apply his love of cycling and history to guiding tours throughout Australia. Partial to a wine, but an absolute craft beer enthusiast.
Chris Hall | Director | Industry Legend
Tour de Vines is excited to welcome Chris Hall to the team. His wealth of travel and tourism industry knowledge and experience spanning 30 plus years is a real asset for Tour de Vines. As a Director of the business, he will be providing strategic business support and planning as we move into the next exciting phase of development.