About Us

Vine Ride is owned and operated by Petoskey locals. We adore our community and love to show off its growing wine industry!

When you book a wine tour with us, know that your safety and comfort are top priority. From the intentional design of our 9-passenger van, to our assortment of complimentary snacks and other amenities, to sharing our local knowledge with guests–details matter.

Vine Ride is fully insured, licensed, and authorized by the State of Michigan to provide commercial transportation.

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We’re also the first and only Certified B Corporation in Emmet County. Certified B Corporations (also known as Better Corporations or B Corps) are purpose-driven companies focused on more than “the bottom line.” Through conscientious business practices, B Corps strive to make a positive impact on their local economy, community and environment.


Meet the Owners

2017-05-309521.07.42JEFF | Jeff leads our wine tours. Originally from Mississippi, he will have you saying “y’all” in no time. (Seriously, it rolls off the tongue so much easier than “you all” or “you guys.”) Prior to launching Vine Ride, Jeff honed his business acumen and customer service skills through 20+ years of retail sales management and a business degree from Western Kentucky University. When he’s not leading tours, Jeff loves the great outdoors. He’s backpacked and traveled through 47 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces. Locally, you’ll catch him gardening, cooking global cuisine, and singing with a few community choral groups.

kassiaKASSIA | Kassia keeps us organized behind-the-scenes. A northern Michigan native, she returned to her roots after a decade spent working for a U.S. President, a pod of beluga whales, and country musician Willie Nelson. Really! Yet none of those unusual experiences compare to the pleasure of viewing a Petoskey “million dollar” sunset. In addition to Vine Ride, Kassia works for a local nonprofit and is active with the Petoskey Rotary Club. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University.


Left: Photo from a Petoskey News-Review article in 2019, “Off and running: Vine Ride Wine Tours enjoying early success
Top right: Winning a cash prize in a local business competition in 2018.
Bottom right: Testing some wine photo props.


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