We Create, Private, Tailormade Journeys To The Vineyards, Cellars, Kitchens And Treasures Of Aotearoa, New Zealand

Land of Wine

Wine Journeys

Destiny Bay, Waiheke Island
Destiny Bay, Waiheke Island

BESPOKE DESIGN

Discover the vineyards, wineries and kitchens of New Zealand.

We are New Zealand wine country tour specialists, especially for Auckland, Waiheke Island and Hawke's Bay. We'll plan your tour around your specific interests with honest advice based on personal knowledge of the destination.

No matter where you travel in New Zealand you will experience genuinely world-class wine and food.

With our knowledge and expert planning your journey can be as relaxed or whirlwind as your time or sense of adventure allows.
Always unique. Never the same.

Trinity Hill, Hawke's Bay
Trinity Hill, Hawke's Bay

Kia Ora, Welcome! I am a 5th generation kiwi, a NZ wine judge and foodie who wants to share my passion for NZ travel, wine and food, art and culture.

We'll take you to the special places of New Zealand wine country, to visit, dine and stay; the places that nudge your sense of wonder and curiosity to make you feel, 'here and only here can I experience this'.

The constant search to bring these together in unexpected ways and sharing this with others from around the world - that's the fun for me and I hope it will be for you too.

Bill Hird
Tour Director & Guide

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With over 15 years working in and around the NZ wine industry I've been privileged to develop a network of winemaker and hospitality friends throughout New Zealand.

I have one of the few non-winemaker positions as a senior judge at the New Zealand International Wine Show. With over 2,000 entries from every major wine producing country in the world, the New Zealand International Wine Show is one of Australasia’s largest wine competitions. I am a member of the New Zealand Sommelier & Wine Professionals Association.

For me, wine is an intriguing, never ending puzzle of science and creativity, with a foundation in aesthetics.

I am an experienced guide, travel advisor and planner, with a wide knowledge and passion for NZ wine and food, culture and lifestyle. Having travelled just about every road, and visited almost every town and village in New Zealand, I look forward to planning and making your journey in New Zealand unique and wonderful.

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The Remarkables, Queenstown
The Remarkables, Queenstown

Lets Plan Your Private Tour

Allow a local expert design and customise your travel in New Zealand wine country. Anything is possible – contact us.

  1. Get in touch with our tour request form below, or call us directly. Tell us your specific needs and interests, or if you'd like to leave it completely to us to plan your private tour.

  2. Expect a quick response with a quotation and a tailored itinerary so that you maximise your time, and that we build you the perfect one-of-a-kind private tour.

  3. We now fine-tune any details if required. Final confirmation is made with your credit card payment, or a tour deposit if booking outside 30 days, before we look forward to seeing you in New Zealand.