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:

Food and Wine in Orange and the Central West  |  26–30 November 2021 (5 days)

Food and Wine of the Canberra Region  |  12–16 March 2022 (5 days)

Epicurean Wonders of the Great Southern Islands  |  26 March – 3 April 2022 (9 days)



“Peter brings great depth of knowledge and expertise to wine tasting. He has an exceptional ability to teach about wine growing and making.’’
Jan D.  |  Food and Wine of the Tamar Valley 2021


“Peter Bourne is a fantastic tour leader. He is friendly, obliging and has exceptional knowledge of wines.”
 Kim A.  |  Food and Wine of Country NSW 2020


“Peter’s immense knowledge of wine and excellent personal skills as host made this a very special, fun tour.”
Dianne A.  |  Surry Hills Gourmet Experience 2020


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


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