Our Services

Winework Solutions’ provides a range of services for businesses involved in the wine industry, both in New Zealand and overseas. In addition, we offer services tailored to the needs of hospitality businesses, event organisers and wine consumers.

We’re able to structure a solution to meet each of our clients’ individual requirements:


Wine & Equipment Brokerage

Whether buying or selling, within New Zealand or overseas, Winework Solutions provides a confidential, professional brokerage service, specialising in bulk wine, cleanskin and buyer’s-own-brands or fully branded products. We have access to wines of excellent quality for a range of purposes from leading wine producers and an extensive list of wine trade contacts both within New Zealand and in markets abroad.

We can introduce buyers to sellers, assist with bulk wine export shipments for packaging in overseas markets or we can facilitate packaging and branding to a buyer’s specific requirements.

Click here to visit our brokerage page…

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Wine, Food & Travel Writing

A long-time contributor to and tasting panel member for WineNZ magazine, Colin’s articles and reviews are now available on this website and to both trade and non-trade subscribers.

Our review publications are each designed with a target audience in mind, specifically for (i) hospitality and liquor retail businesses and (ii) consumers. Each provides the reader the facility to easily order featured products, directly from the producer or from their nominated trade or retail outlet.

We comment on food products for food-service or retail and along with creative input from Pamela Nuñez, our travels are documented in her photography and video interviews with the wine and hospitality personalities we meet.

Product reviews are independent and free of charge to producers and suppliers.

Contact us for well-written, informative technical tasting notes and product information designed specifically for your target audience.

If there’s an article, review or image on this site that you would like to republish, please contact us for permission.

For more information, please click here…

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Product Photography & Design Services

Through our strategic partners Wayfarer Design & Photography, Winework Solutions can provide professional graphic design and photographic expertise of the very highest quality.

We can supply creative work for either web or print based applications and we specialise in the production of superb bottle-shot and product images.

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Newsletters & Marketing

Take the stress, hassle and much of the cost out of your regular communications with your trade and consumer customers. Winework Solutions have the systems and the know-how to produce the rich, professional-looking newsletters and email publications you’ve always wanted. We have the ability to securely manage your confidential contact lists and to measure and report the effectiveness of campaigns.

Grow and support your brand with regular, cost-effective communications that are both targeted and measured.

You’ll be surprised how easy it is.

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Wine Industry Consulting

Colin Ford’s extensive background in the wine industry both in New Zealand and overseas means we are able to provide assistance, expertise and information to wine businesses with particular interest in the New Zealand market.

Winework Solutions has helped wine and liquor producers, importers, exporters, distributors, tourism operators, magazines and investors to gain local knowledge and to understand in greater depth many aspects of our rapidly growing industry.

Whether in marketing, sales and promotion, media relations or exporting, we can help your business too.

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Product Launches & Tastings

Winework Solutions are specialists in the planning, coordination and management of successful tastings for the trade and media. From sending invitations and collating “RSVPs” to organising venues, refreshments, staff and onsite hosting, we ensure our client’s brand is seen at its very best.

We have skilled and experienced wine professionals to taste, evaluate and present wine and sales information to audiences of every level and background, professional or consumer. Winework Solutions can undertake media contact projects, press releases and all product information requirements.

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Hospitality Staff Training

For the distributor, retailer or restaurateur, professionally trained, knowledgeable, confident and enthusiastic staff, return greater sales, increased customer satisfaction, and greater staff and customer loyalty. Well trained, confident, professional sales staff can make a significant impact on revenues, customer satisfaction and the cost of staff retention.

Winework Solutions provides specialised wine and liquor training for those employed in liquor retail, hospitality or in the wine trade.

Our wine and liquor training covers the history of wine, how important wine styles and spirits are made, the different grape varieties, up-selling and presentation and useful principles of wine and food matching.

Training is individually designed to meet each employer’s specific requirements, time or roster constraints and budget.

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Corporate Entertainment

Winework Solutions offer fun private or corporate entertainment options, uniquely tailored to meet the requirements of your occasion and your guests.

Fun, relaxing wine tastings and entertaining, informative addresses, to make the most of your conference or private gathering of special friends or clients.

Entertaining clients, staff or friends couldn’t be easier or more fun. Whether its a light-hearted break from your annual sales conference or a very special evening with key clients, Winework Solutions will arrange everything, you simply join in the fun.

Our extensive range of wine-based entertainment options bring excitement, sophistication and fun to any corporate event; any size, anywhere.

Whether for a group of 10 or 1500, we’ll help you bring you all together in a feeling of fun, laughter and enjoyment.

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Private Wine Tours

New Zealand’s scenic beauty is renowned the world over and our wines too enjoy an international reputation for outstanding quality and value. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is widely regarded as the benchmark against which all other Sauvignon Blanc is judged and our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and claret-style reds count amongst the world’s leading examples.

Winework Solutions can arrange private, escorted wine tours around New Zealand and throughout our main wine growing regions, for independent travellers or wine professionals.

We carefully plan the tour with you, taking in your own points of interest and favourite regions. With Colin and Pamela, you will visit leading wineries plus new, exciting and as yet undiscovered ones. We’ll arrange exclusive, private meetings and tastings with some of New Zealand’s most respected winegrowers.

International and domestic flights, transport, accommodation and dining, adventure and leisure activities can all be arranged. New Zealand offers a fantastic array of options for the traveller with some of the world’s finest luxury lodges, private get-aways, home-stays and traditional hotels. Our restaurants too are world-class, offering the freshest and finest produce from our unspoiled seas, pastures and gardens.

We cater for private couples or small groups.

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