Meet the team

Manager of The General Wine Bar and Kitchen and Zonte's Footstep cellar door, also known as Vik to the locals.

You will find Vik either doing wine tastings, helping in the kitchen or on occasion knocking up a mean espresso martini. Vik is originally from Nottingham and moved over from the UK in 2005 training in UK pubs.

Sundays are Vik's day to do a taste of this with her Red and Roasts. Doing the Roast's always make her smile and she loves to welcome people into “her home”.⁠

Fun fact, Vik does pole fitness around 6 hours a week, when she is not doing that and if the sun is shining, you will find her at the beach. Vik's favourite drink, not including wine, of course, would be a margarita. Her favourite food is Italian, the humble potato or her crazy fad of chickadees!!⁠

We call him "The Creator". Not only has he been creating the most amazing menus over the past few weeks, but Joe has also launched his Saturday night dinner service featuring some of his most popular dishes from his sellout events. Joe is also a maker of unique handmade ceramics, he sources local, native clays from the surrounding areas, he has been creating some of the ceramics that the dishes are served in at our events. When he is not at work you might have some trouble finding Joe as he will be chasing waves around the South Coast area.

Ethan is primarily a front of house worker but also helps with the marketing and social media side of The General. This is why we call him an All Rounder. When he is pouring your next glass of Zonte’s Footstep wine have a chat with Ethan about whatever topic you are interested in, he loves learning and will always be interested in the discussion. One of Ethan’s personal goals is to one day be on and win a quiz show, so gathering knowledge on anything and everything is what he likes to do!