TIM (below, on right). An ex-professional rugby player from New Zealand who made the leap to Europe in 2003. So much for a year abroad. His appetite for travel grew and grew.
The rest of the team:
THOMAS (tour guide & marketing), with a name like Dos Santos, he definitely isn’t coming from New Zealand. Born and raised in Bordeaux, Thomas is finishing off his diploma in Wine Tourism & Marketing and is one of those people you hate because he speaks so many languages…all very well! Feel free to ask him about his private celler.
ADELINE (wine tour guide), A Parisian that moved to Bordeaux for a better life (happens all the time!). Snapped up because of her energy and passion for wine Adeline spent a few years behind a desk so now is as happy as you to be on the tour. Congratulations to her for passing her WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 3 Diploma.
JULIE (wine & bike tour guide), Experience goes a long way and Julie has more than enough to share. As comfortable describing a glass of wine as she is the history of Bordeaux Julie leads the way for both activities. New to Rustic Vines but part of the furniture as far as Tourism in Bordeaux goes. Also a proud new mother to Manon, just in time for the season to kick-off!
JAMES (wine tour guide & business development), Trained sommelier and currently studying Wine Business in Bordeaux, the baby faced Canadian is a great asset to the team. His previous job was a wine buyer for a prestigious Golf Club you could only access by helicopter!
PASCALINE (front office), Already with an impressive travel CV she is quite rightly studying Tourism Management. Here to greet you with her big smile before your tour, she also knows a thing or two about organisation to keep Rustic Vines operating smoothly. Also, crazy about Bordeaux…in a good way.
EMMANUELLE (bike tour guide & marketing), Born and raised in Bordeaux, Emmanuelle has that inside knowledge that all tourists look for. We are lucky she wants to share it. As she kick-starts her career in luxury brand management, with her creativity and desire to go the extra mile keep we think she has chosen the right field.
We look forward to meeting you. Feel free to come hangout in our Rustic Vines office at 26 Rue De la Devise, 33000 BORDEAUX.
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