Lauren Smith

Cellar Door

Our first encounter with Lauren (she is lovingly known as Ren) is reminiscent of old friends reuniting after years and picking up where they left off as if no time had passed. We knew immediately that she was going to join our crew. She has an incredible way of making you feel at home as her friendly and relaxed nature is warm and comforting. Her love of all things wine is captivating and it’s easy to lose track of time when you listen to her share her passion. Ren has an extensive knowledge of wine as she and her husband Sam lived in Paris for a year and travelled the old-world wine regions, learning and tasting the different varieties before returning back to Tamborine Mountain, Australia to settle down. Ren adores Chardonnay and has fond memories of sharing a bottle or 2 with her mum. She shares her time working in our Cellar Door and part-time at the Queensland University of Technology. In her spare time, Ren and Sam enjoy indulging in gourmet food and wine and spending time exploring the local gems on the mountain.