Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Peter Bourne

Universally known as ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne has been involved in the Australasian wine industry for over 35 years – initially as a fine wine merchant and more recently as a full-time industry consultant. Peter’s principal focus is on wine education – presenting a wide variety of wine appreciation courses and specialised wine tastings.

Peter has won the Wine Communicator of the Year award (2010), is a founding member of the Gourmet Traveller WINE team and the regular wine writer for the Qantas Magazine.


Current Tours:

Surry Hills Gourmet Experience  |  Wednesday, 14 October 2020 (day tour)

Surry Hills Gourmet Experience  |  Wednesday, 11 November 2020 (day tour)

Food and Wine in Central Otago  |  19–23 February 2021 (5 days)

Food and Wines of the Margaret River  |  20–24 March 2021 (5 days)

Tapas and Vino  |  14–27 April 2021 (14 days)


“Peter communicated his passion and knowledge of wine very well indeed.”
Trisha A.  |  Art, Music and Wine in the South of France 2019


“Peter was an outstanding tour leader – highly knowledgeable, personable and patient.”
Kim A.  |  Food and Wine in Tasmania 2018


“Very knowledgeable and well organised. He is personable, good company and conversational when sharing his interest in wine.”
William G.  |  La Bella Vita 2018


“Peter’s knowledge of wine, and his ability to convey that in terms that make sense to the less experienced, is outstanding. He is a very engaging tour leader.”
Jan D.  |  Food and Wine in Central Otago 2017