Exclusive Wine Tours

If you thought New Zealand was all about Sauvignon Blanc, you are missing out on some of the best wines we have to offer. Wines from Hawkes Bay have scored more 90+ ratings in Wine Spectator than any other New Zealand District.

...familiar with Kistler, Chalone, Chalk Hill chardonnays from their best vintages?...come and see what Hawke's Bay has to offer...you won't be disappointed.

...and contrary to what Australians may tell you, New Zealand reds are world class. At the July 2000, International Wine Challenge in London nearly 1800 Bordeaux style reds from around the world were compared. The winner...CJ Pask '98 Hawkes Bay Merlot. Voted best bordeaux style red in the world...the French were stunned!

At the same show in 2005, Sileni Estates won three trophies for their 2004 sauvignon blanc.

"One of the most down-to-earth and personalized tours is offered by Grant Petherick Exclusive Wine Tours...everyone raves about him."

(Frommers Guide Third Edition)

Now you can visit the district that produced the grapes for this wine. Call by the winery and talk to the winemaker and others involved in its production. While you're here visit some of the other 40 wineries in the region... perhaps enjoy a relaxed lunch in a vineyard setting.

Your guide for the day has an excellent knowledge of wine and the Hawke's Bay wine scene. Every tour is tailor made to reflect your interest and wine preferences...maybe the barrel sample you taste will be the next international award winner...you be the judge.

Experience fine the finest wines
straight from the barrel



"The guide of all quides. Many thanks"
James Halliday, wine maker, wine judge and Australia's most respected wine writer.

"As a producer we often have Grant Petherick visit with his clients. He has a very professional and hospitable approach. We frequently refer people to him and they always report back of having a fantastic experience. I personally recommend him without exception"
Steve Smith MW, Managing Director Craggy Range.

"Grant hosts key clients and visitors...he is extremely professional and has excellent wine knowledge"
Tony Bish, Wine maker, Sacred Hill Winery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

"Grants down to earth approach and informed comment made this the most enjoyable winery visit we have ever done" Elise Hsieh, Anchorage, AK.

References available on request.