Our Team of Driver/Guides

 

Jerry Snyder

jerryJerry has lived in the Finger Lakes for 32 years, retiring after 40 years in retailing. He and his wife are proud grandparents of soon to be four grandchildren.  Jerry has been driving for Grapevine Country Tours for 13 years, and enjoys sharing what he has learned about the great wines served in the Finger Lakes.  He loves meeting new people and making sure they have a great day on the Wine Trail.

 

 

 

Rob Gladden

rob_croppedRob has been driving for us for five years since retiring as the president of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Massachusetts, he is a Vietnam vet and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. Rob has held a variety of positions in his career, even running a zoo for five years! He enjoys meeting people and helping them get the most out of their Finger Lakes experience.

 

 

 

Bonnie Osborne

Bonnie started Grapevine Country Tours in 2002 with one car and a dream.   With a background in education, Bonnie has an innate desire to teach visitors about the Finger Lakes and to show off all that we have to offer here.   Bonnie spends her leisure time with her family and friends on beautiful Seneca Lake enjoying  wine and travel.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Osborne

Nicole is new to the Grapevine team, but has been in the family for many years.  Nicole is a native of the region and comes from a background in the restaurant business and customer service is her forte.  She is a natural with people and loves doing wine and beer tours. Nicole is eagerly learning more about the industry.   At home, she is married to Matthew and has 2 children, Logan and Paige, ages 8 and 5.

 

 

 

Bob Gilbert

bobBob has driven wine tours since 1991. He has a weekday job for Pro-Action out of Penn Yan, but enjoys touring with folks on the weekends. Bob has a love of animals and has 2 dogs and 3 cats of his own. His passion is for his train collection which he continues to add to and improve upon. Bob loves life and is always ready with a laugh! He knows the region and the winery owners and staff know him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Foulkrod

jessicaJessica has been a commercial driver since 1982 and has driven wine tours since 2008. She lives with her husband, Ed and their 2 Siberian Huskies, Theia and Bandit as well as 2 kitties. Jessica drives a school bus for Waterloo and Seneca Falls school system. She enjoys English horseback riding, reading, music and travel. Jessica is all about great customer service!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Davis

lindaLinda moved to the Finger Lakes area from Rochester, NY when she was 22 years old.  She fell in love with the hills, lakes and peaceful lifestyle.  Linda spent 1 season working for Fox Run pouring wine, and 5 years working for the Finger Lakes Grape Program.  In her spare time she  gardens and hikes.  Linda enjoys matching people with wines that she thinks they will enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Wilson

charlieCharlie Wilson is a graduate of Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls and Cornell University, far above Cayuga’s waters.

His career was journalism and he worked 5 years with the Geneva Times (now the Finger Lakes Times) and 33 years with the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. In retirement, he enjoys driving visitors in the Finger Lakes and introducing them to the wonderful attractions of our region.

 

 

 

 

Floud Alexander

Floud Alexander moved to the Finger Lakes Region in 1995 for College and decided to stay here upon graduation.  He credits the gentle vista’s, beauty of the Lakes and access to outdoor activity for that decision.  Originally from Grenada, he finds the Finger Lakes region incredible beauty a recipe for picture perfect moments, fine food, and wonderful events organized around wines.  Floud enjoys seeing the growth the wine industry has brought to the region and the wines grown in this region. He even participated in the naming of a local late harvest wine. Floud looks forward to providing you a fun filled day and safe transportation between  the wonderful wineries our region offers.

One comment on “Our Team of Driver/Guides

  1. Thank you Bonnie and Nicole for our two recent winery tours! You both were so attentive to our every need, and showed us very nice wineries after listening to what we hoped to experience in the Finger Lakes area. We look forward to visiting the Finger Lakes again and definitely will contact you for your services! Thank you so much for such a great adventure! Kathy & John

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