About Your Hosts


Based in Margaret River, Cassandra Charlick is an award-winning wine journalist, travel and food writer, television presenter and MC. She's the Western Australian correspondent for Decanter, and her “Travel by the Glass” column can be found in International Traveller. She regularly contributes to publications, including Halliday magazine, Delicious Magazine, Escape, Australian Traveller, The Urban List, T Magazine, Luxury Traveller, and Ray Jordan's Wine Review. She’s a wine judge, reviewer for Wine Pilot and the WA Good Food Guide, and a television presenter on Channel Nine's Our State on a Plate.

Cassandra is an in-demand host and MC, thanks to her warm and engaging tone, industry expertise, and 20+ years in the entertainment industry. She facilitates wine masterclasses and tastings for trade and consumers and is regularly called upon for commentary at wine tastings.

Cassandra is the 2024 IWSC Emerging Wine Communicator of the Year award winner. In 2023, Cassandra was awarded a fellowship at the Wine Writers Symposium in Napa Valley. She was also selected as the fellow for the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show in Mildura, one of Australia’s most progressive wine shows that celebrates the diversity of Australian wine styles and grapes.

As a consultant, she assists brands in the tourism and wine industries in sharing their stories. Cassandra is the co-founder and co-director of Earn Your Vino and Travel Better DMC, delivering immersive and bespoke experiences throughout Western Australia's wine regions.

One of the greatest pleasures of wine and travel is that there is always an infinite amount more to learn, and Cassandra finds joy in discovering the stories that fall between the cracks.

Stepan Libricky - Earn Your Vino


Earn Your Vino’s partner in crime and Head of Operations is Stepan Libricky. With over 20 years of experience, his tourism and hospitality career includes hotel operations, immersive wine tourism, capital concept development and project management, tourism product development, and distribution channel management for names such as
Hilton Hotels (Europe and across Australia), Xanadu Wines and Leeuwin Estate. Stepan was a founding member of Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia.

Stepan is also the Director of Stepladder TOURISM, where he provides tailored advisory services with a focus on immersive experiential travel, guest experience journey design and brand promise takeaway creation.

"Earn Your Vino has been a long time in the making and I'm thrilled that we can now offer an exciting new way for travellers to experience Western Australia's wine regions. It services those who have a taste for the finer things in life, yet are hungry for a little adventure, a little discovery, are curious and open minded. It is aimed at those who want to earn their drop of favourite wine and learn along the way.

It is a natural extension of what both Cassandra and I believe in – to travel slower, to engage deeper, to be more present, to share experiences with others, to have time to reflect and enjoy, to support genuine producers, and to reach for the soul of a place through people you meet.

To imagine, design and curate our itineraries, we have looked at our Western Australian wine-lovers paradise and opted to offer an experience in each region from an intimate, personable point of view.

I can't wait to meet you and help treat you to a lifetime connection to a place, it's people and a period of time like never before."



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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout the South West of Western Australia Noongar Boodjar, and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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