The Dudes Crew

Margaret River's Coolest Wine Tour Crew...

We might be biased, but we’re pretty sure Wine for Dudes Wine Tours Margaret River have the most rocking crew driving dudes and dudettes around the Margaret River Wine Region! Not only are our team full of personality, they’re worldly, social, and have a huge amount of experience when it comes to wine and tourism! They drink it (a lot!), and live it!

Wine for Dudes are so stoked with their little team, and know that when you jump on board a Wine For Dudes Wine Tour you will be in for a day in your life you will never forget!

So, without further ado, let’s meet the crew…

Chief Dude

John is Wine for Dudes owner and leading tour guide. He’s worked the majority of his adult life in the wine industry, and has a palate to rival some of the finest in the industry! If you’re lucky enough to score a ride with our chief dude, then you’ll be sure to have a day that you’ll never forget! Johnno’s relaxed nature, cheesy jokes, and exceptional wine and regional knowledge ensure his groups always have the most incredible Margaret River experience! Johnno loves a good time, and always has his finger on the pulse of Margaret River’s social scene, or if you’re into surfing or the outdoors, he has all the best tips to ensure you’re living your best life during Margaret River stay!

Kirsty

Admin Manager

Wine for Dudes all-round dudette has been kickin’ with the dudes crew since twenty14, and there’s nothing she hasn’t done! She’s the button presser of our winning awards submissions, the number cruncher, the legal jargon creator, the the whip cracker, and she’ll even jump out and take a tour if needed. Thirsty Kirsty is not only a passionate dudes ambassador, but a zealous promoter of the entire Margaret River region! Although less “thirsty” since becoming a mum, Kirst always has time for a Margaret River Chardonnay!

Kerrie

Admin Guru

Kerrie is the tick to our tock! She makes sure there is a guide to drive, and somewhere to go… pretty much the two most important factors to make a Margaret River wine tour successful!  Kerrie is a true lateral thinker, always coming up with quirky solutions and itinerary plans, so no tour is ever the same!

Kim

Admin Guru

If Kim were a wine, she’d be a bubbles …made from Chardonnay grapes of course! Kim has the smooth sophistication of one of Margaret River’s premium drops …with a POP!  Yep, that’s Kim in a nutshell. But seriously, every good admin team needs the person who does “all that other stuff” …and that’s where Kim comes in. On top of the daily reservations and itinerary planning. Kim takes care of all those other day-to-day bits and bobs that makes the dudes office hum!

Jeremy

Tour Guide

Jez is like a walking encyclopaedia, with a psychedelic cover! His knowledge of wine, the region, everything outdoors, and just the greater world as a whole is phenomenal… throw in a bunch of good mates, good times, and his puppy, and you’ve got yourself a Jez! Jez is just a genuine good dude, he’s easy to chat to, a complete cruiser and always lots of fun, making him a fav amongst our dudes customers.

Little Jeremy

Legendary Tour Guide

He’s actually a fully-grown adult, but he’s younger than the old Jeremy we had, so little Jeremy just kinda stuck! Jez is our uni-holiday blow-in, so you won’t get to hang out with him all year around, but when the holidays are on …so is Jez! Like all good life-lovers, Jez makes the most of the Margaret River lifestyle, packing his days with surfing, diving, dude-ing and hanging out with his friends and fam! …he loves it, we love it, you’ll love it!

Jannette

Tour Guide

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got, I’m still, I’m still Janny from the block!  Our girl Janny is never one for dull moments, and knows just how to keep the vibes at a level that everyone enjoys! We think Janny was literally born to hang out with people all day, and aside from her banger personality and witty banter, she actually knows a thing or two about wine… well tbh, she knows a lot of wine, with loads of winery experience and viticulture quals to fill you up with knowledge! Summing up, Janny’s like a little ray of sunshine who connects with everyone like you’ve been besties forever …you’ll love her!

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Ryan

Legendary Tour Guide

Our dude Ryan derives from Margaret River’s infamous Hardy family, who are hailed for their long lineage of surfing royalty. Ryan brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience, along with his laid-back hospitality to the dudes crew. A hailed world-champion body border, who also runs a seasonal body-boarding school in Bali, Ryan continues to return to his roots in Margaret river to join the dudes crew and show Margaret River visitors just what makes this place so special! We’re stoked, and we’re sure you will be too!

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Fran

Legendary Tour Guide

One of the most stylish gals on the planet, with a knack for pairing her lippy and earrings with the red diamond on the Wine for Dudes logo #LOVE! Our girl Fran possesses a contagious energy that’s full of spark. Fran loves the theatre, and has a zest for all the good things in life! Fran’s background in hospitality management means she knows exactly how to make a day in the vines an enjoyable experience for everyone. Onya Fran!

Rusty C

Legendary Tour Guide

Our ooh la la Gold Facet Award-Winning Tour Guide Rusty is one of those guys that just ticks all the boxes. Friendly …tick! Has a good laugh …tick! Can talk until the cows come home …tick! Has an abundance of wine knowledge …tick! Is easy-going …tick! Cranks 80’s rock …tick! C’mon, everyone loves 80’s rock!! 🙂  Rusty is just the dude you need as a tour guide, and we’ve got him …tick!

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Taryn (aka Taz)

Legendary Tour Guide

There seems to be a trend happening with the dudettes on our team, and no, it’s not a pre-requisite or interview question, but here we have another self-confessed Chardy-girl on the team! LOL!  But aside from seamlessly blending into the wine-tastes of the team, like the rest of the dudes crew, Taz also possesses a banger personality with with a massive smile, and warmth that lights up every room!

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Rusty P

Legendary Tour Guide

Rusty is more of a glass pretty full kinda guy …and keep topping it up! Rusty has been floating around the Margaret River touring scene for a pretty long time. He’s well-known, well-liked, and more than happy to taste test every drop in the region to continually enhance his wine knowledge …it’s a tough gig, but somebody’s got to do it!