Ryan Laird

After training as an accountant and four years in the management of a human rights organisation Ryan retired (aged 24). He left NZ to backpack the globe for the next 6 years. Barman in London, hamacaman  in Spain, henna tatooist and fire dancer in Peru set him up to create the business that has evolved into what is Go Vino Cooks Beach.

Owner, Sommelier, and Dishwasher

Ryan Laird

 Executive Cook and Co-owner

Virginia Geursen

Ginny joined the team back in 2010 whilst she was completing her degree in engineering science.

She now is responsible for staff training, expediting, and keeping Ryan grounded.

Summer Staff Required

Every season we require dynamic extra staff in our kitchen, front of house, and on the coffee machine. 


Season runs 27th December until end of Feb. 


Accommodation, food and stocked bar fridge supplied.


If interested let us know in October

Staff Outing
In the Kitchen
Susie and Alex

Joining the Go Vino team in 2019 Susie and Alex now head up the kitchen crew.


After completing their chef training  in Auckland they worked in a number of restaurants in Hamilton and Tauranga before finding a home at Go Vino. 


Embracing the Kaizen philosophy they have added their  Sichuan style to the fusion of favours that make up the Go Vino experience.