new zealand

Many flavours on our plate

Our worldwide journey of taste has produced many published stories in diverse wine, food, travel and general media for over two decades. Many of these have won awards. We are working on a list of links - here soon.  While this is underway, you are welcome to contact us directly.

Wine and Food NZ consults to restaurants and assists with everyday management. Our clients have included new wine and hospitality operations, such as Pasquale Viticultura and Cocoro restaurant, and led us to showcase them and New Zealand's best food nationally and at international events.

Our services include critique and performance analysis, sometimes published as reviews in magazines like Cuisine or Metro, other times on a confidential basis for owners or operators. We have also judged in many awards and competitions.

Our associate company, Spotlight Creative Media Ltd, is a nimble content generator and promoter of performing arts, wine and travel. Clients have icluded NZ Opera, the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation,Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the NZ Opera School.

Creative Mediaworks is the creative content arm of our business, writing, directing and producing mostly audio-visual and movie content, with a special interest in sustainable tourism and environmental issues.

Welcome Associates Ltd works with tertiary education, hospitality and lodge operations and operates Orongo Bay Homestead. Clients have included properties of Relais & Chateaux and Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

So, overall, our group of small companies and associates knows and grows the worlds of wine, travel, tourism, arts, environment and hospitality. We work only with people we trust - and who trust us. Our name is seldom seen; it is our clients that are in the limelight.

To contact us you are welcome to email Michael Hooper or Chris Swannell.


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