Jessica Campbell is doing her bit to showcase the Goulburn Valley.
The Shepparton resident, like many of us, shares a love for travel, food and wine.
She recently started her own business, On Tap Tours, to combine her passion for quality produce and share it with the community.
‘‘On Tap Tours is a small winery tour business, showcasing the best produce of local towns,’’ Jessica says.
‘‘We create boutique tour experiences for young professionals who have an interest in locally made produce and are seeking company from like-minded individuals.’’
Jessica says the idea came about after spending many years in the finance industry, and realising it was time to explore her passions.
The weekend tours include transport to and from wineries, a day filled with wine or cider tastings, and gourmet food along the way.
While Jessica began her tours at well-known wineries such as Tahbilk and Mitchelton, she is venturing to unique locations across the area.
She says the tours are the perfect weekend outing for a social party, hens’ weekend or birthday.
‘‘We are lucky enough to have a lot of places in the Goulburn Valley that are boutique... these places have a lot to offer, they’re unique,’’ she says.
While word-of-mouth has been a great tool for Jessica to get her tours up and running, she is hoping for them to develop further in the future.
‘‘I would love to take the tours to full weekends and make them an overnight stay somewhere,’’ she says.
‘‘It would be great to bring people from Melbourne here to the Goulburn Valley and showcase what we have on offer.’’
Jessica encourages everyone to get involved and book a tour, with Black Caviar Day and Beer and Cider Tours coming up in the next few weeks.
While On Tap Tours is a job for Jessica, she says it has been an amazing experience that allows her to spend her weekends with a group of funloving people.
‘‘Who wouldn’t want to travel around all the time and meet cool people? It has been great,’’ she says.
For more information, contact Jessica Campbell on 0435 933 922 or visit http:/ /www.ontap tours.com.au/ or https:/ /www.facebook .com/OnTapTour/