Next year's winery tour features two well known faces - and one semi-new one.

The trio of Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga and Benny Tipene will join forces for The Winery Tour, which includes 12 performances around the country across January and February.

Fraser, who is headlining the tour, will return from her home in Los Angeles and says it will be "a dream to play" over a Kiwi summer.

"There is no better way to tour New Zealand. I am looking forward to getting home to play all the favourites from my career so far to the best fans in the world," she says.


Runga, who will be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame at this year's Vodafone NZ Music Awards, releases her new album Close Your Eyes on November 18.

Tipene is known for scoring third place on the first season of The X Factor NZ.

He is readying a second album due out before the tour.

Tour dates

January 27: Tauranga, Wharepai Domain
January 28: New Plymouth, TSB Bowl of Brooklands
February 3: Hamilton, Mystery Creek
February 4: Matakana, Ascension Wine Estate
February 5: Whangarei, Toll Stadium
February 10: Havelock North, Black Barn Vineyards
February 11: Wellington, Basin Reserve
February 12: Palmerston North Central Energy Trust Arena
February 14: Blenheim, Vernon Station
February 17: Upper Moutere, Neudorf Vineyards
February 18: Waipara, Waipara Hills
February 19: Auckland, Villa Maria Winery