Private Luxury Journeys to the Vineyards,
Cellars, Kitchens and Treasures
of Aotearoa, New Zealand

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

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.

We'll take you to our favourite spots in a fresh, cool Kiwi way; the places that nudge your sense of wonder and curiosity to make you feel, 'here and only here can I experience this'.

Bill Hird
Director, Tour 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.

Through private study and formal wine show judging assessment I have one of the few non winemaker positions as a senior judge at the New Zealand International Wine Show. Entries total over 2,000 wines from every major wine producing country in the world, making the New Zealand International Wine Show 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 and travel organiser, with a wide knowledge and passion for NZ wine and food, contemporary art, music, 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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