About the Van in Black
“The Coolest Ride in the Carolinas”
Van in Black is a North Carolina transportation company that services Western North Carolina (Asheville and Charlotte) as well as the Upstate of South Carolina (Greenville/Spartanburg). All of our services are customized for each client on-demand to meet your schedule and preferences. Maybe you need something simple like a drop-off at the airport for a large group that wants to fit in a single-vehicle (with all of your luggage) or something more involved like a North Carolina winery tour, pub crawl, wedding transportation, corporate event, or a guided scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway
An organization is only as good as its people.
We think we have an outstanding team to serve you.
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Your humble owner/operator. Ryan is a certified wine expert (WSET and CMS) and he also drives so you may end up with him as your driver.
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The co-owner of the business that also helps out with driving from time to time. Terri is also a certified wine expert (WSET and CMS).
Brianna helps keep everything running smoothly and is likely the person you will be working with after you book a date with us.
Super chill and laid back. Rachel is known to have never met a stranger. Helping to keep things running smooth in the office, Rachel is another one you will likely speak with after you book a ride with us.
Working remote from Alaska! Amanda helps us with our social media and marketing. She also writes articles for our blog and is certified WSET level 1 (working on level 2).
Christine knows a lot about wine and the local winery scene (certified WSET level 2). She is the perfect guide for a wine tour!
Also known as “Captain Whiteside” as Doug is a retired airline pilot. He now helps us out by driving folks around in our vans.
John has been with us from the beginning and loves driving people around to the beautiful locations we visit.
A Detroit native who has called Western North Carolina his home for 20+ years. Super friendly, chill, and easy going. A great guide/driver!
A true professional with lots of experience driving folks around to the various Carolina destinations that we visit.
A retired school teacher who now enjoys driving folks around to see the beautiful sights and destinations in our area.
George is a details guy and is always very attentive to his groups. He travels back and forth between North Carolina and Arizona so sometimes he is here, and sometimes he is not.
An avid football fan. If Clemson, App State, or the Dallas Cowboys are playing, you probably won’t have Tonda as your driver.
An Asheville native that loves sharing the beauty of this area with others.
Deb has lived in this area her whole life and loves driving people around to see our beautiful state.
Jason has actual experience working at a winery and in a vineyard. He is a great guide for a wine tour if you want to learn more about wine growing in the region.
If there was a contest for the worlds happiest person, Leon would probably be in the top 5 (if not the winner). His infectious glow of optimism will enhance your trip if he is your driver.
Patrick’s caring and respectful demeanor will make him the perfect driver for your next event.
Rick Sauro II
Rick is a seasoned professional and a super nice guy. You will be extremely pleased if you end up with him as your chauffer.
Super friendly and always happy to help and drive people to where they need to go.
Sallie has a contagious happiness to her that will enhance every trip she guides.