About Us

Our Team

Janine McCutcheon
Tour Guide

Janine’s roots are firmly planted in Hawke’s Bay, her Great Grandparents arrived from Ireland in 1877 raised 15 children, all born in the province. These children became Minsters, farmers, business owners, teachers and vineyard operators in the area. Although Janine has travelled and danced around the world her love for Hawke’s Bay has brought her home.


The relationships forged from her heritage and families she grew up with as well as an in- depth knowledge of the area, is what gives her a passion for the province. Janine has been involved in many aspects of the hospitality industry and appreciates a great food and wine match.

The Hawke’s Bay people, climate, food and wine create a lifestyle worthy and a joy to share. With Janine there is always an element of fun.

Grant Petherick
Tour Guide

Grant’s professional guiding began in 1986 and is a member of the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Association. Working 3 seasons in Alaska and guiding guests of Poronui Lodge and Tongariro Lodge have added to his fly fishing experience. Locally, he has featured in the NZ program "Gone Fishing", appeared on "Magic Streams Down- under"... a 12 series video on Fly Fishing in NZ, and was one of the invited authors in the NZ publication " Masters on Fly-fishing.


Since the early 1980’s Grant has been passionate about wine and over the years met many of the region's top winemakers, viticulturists and winery owners. His experience in the industry includes operating a successful specialist wine shop, facilitating the sale of prime Gimblett Gravels vineyards, brokering bulk and bottled wine, and consulting on New Zealand and international wine lists for some of the country's top resorts.