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 45 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 of Northeast Victoria  |  05 – 09 April 2024 (5 days)



“Peter is a natural. An expert in his field who explains things in an easily understandable way. Engaging. Knowledgeable. Fun. Always goes the extra mile. Positive. Engages with everyone on the tour. Keeps everyone on track and happy. Thank you and well done.”
Margaret T.  |  Tapas and Vino, 2023


“Peter was terrific. He was able to discuss the wines in terms that we could all relate to.’’
Pam M.  |  Food and Wine of the Canberra Region, 2022


“Peter’s knowledge of wine and food is phenomenal. He is the ideal tour leader. He is also friendly and obliging.’’
Kim A.  |  Epicurean Wonders of the Great Southern Islands, 2022


“Peter’s knowledge is extraordinary and his relaxed manner of imparting it is so good.’’
Carolyn W.  |  Food and Wine in Orange and the Central West, 2021


“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