If you ask founder and owner Jill Tweedie what inspired her start, she'll laughingly tell you, "I just needed to support my habit." But her passion for wine and hospitality is as evident as it is contagious. Always the entrepreneur, Jill previously owned a clothing boutique, Clancy's Ltd., in downtown San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande starting in her late teens. Having lived on the Central Coast most of her life, months of international travel did not change her opinion that "there's no place like home."
During the Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride, Erik and Jill, passionate cyclists and future spouses, crossed paths and conceived the idea for Breakaway Tours. Initially focused on European wine tours, inn-to-inn, on bicycles, they decided to gain industry expertise locally using vehicles. They found their niche, and as they say, the rest is history.