About Us

Pamela and Colin Ford of Winework Solutions Limited. [Photo: Melody Anderson]

Wine Food Travel features the work of  Colin and Pamela Ford and is published by Winework Solutions Limited.

Colin Ford
Colin Ford is a 30 year veteran of the wine trade.  Beginning in hospitality, he went on to work for New Zealand’s first wine distributor, Brown & Garvey, way back in the mid 1980’s.

After a travelling to Australia, California and Europe to visit and work during vintage with some of the world’s most respected wine producers, Colin was a specialist on-premise and fine wine retail account manager for Kitchener Wines in Auckland, through the  1990’s.  During this time he participated in the study program for the Institute of Masters of Wine and developed his writing and tasting skills to a high degree.

He then worked for a spell in the United States, helping to establish a successful importer and distributor of exclusively New Zealand wines, just north of San Francisco, California.

Subsequently, Colin returned to New Zealand and established Winework Solutions in 2000.

Colin is a judge at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, the New Zealand International Wine Show and has judged at the New Zealand Hospitality Championships.  He has been a tasting panel member for WineNZ and Dish magazines.

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Pamela Nuñez immigrated to New Zealand from Peru in 2012.  Pamela is fluent in both Spanish and English, enhancing our ability to work with stories from around the world – Europe and Latin-America particularly.

As an executive PA in Peru, Pam brought with her first-class administration and business management skills that have made a significant contribution to the success of Winework Solutions.

Pamela’s love of good food and cookery are expressed in many of our creative endeavours together.  She takes the lead in the creative elements of our publishing business, contributing much of the photographic and video content and creating a visual record of our tastings, events and travel.