The first of the summer's major local vineyard tours has been announced with a line-up that brings together a revived Supergroove, Dave Dobbyn, Don McGlashan and Anika Moa.
The Winery Tour 2015 starts at Tauranga's Mills Reef on Saturday January 24 and finishes three long weekends later at Waipara Hills on Saturday February 28.
Next year's nine-show tour is keeping to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and playing fewer venues that past jaunts.
Says promoter Campbell Smith: "We have re-tooled the tour for 2015, focusing on fewer wineries and scheduling our shows on the best days of each week of the tour. We are sad to be not returning in 2015 to some tour spots that have hosted great shows in the past."
For Supergroove, it's the band's first national tour in many years, which is something that excites band frontman Che-Fu.
"This summer is gonna be leeeegend. So lookin' forward to rockin' stages with my SG broskis and of course with Anika, Don, and Yoda - Dave to everyone else."
The show will be headlined by Dobbyn and McGlashan and backing band, the two veterans having toured as a duo in 2013.
Says McGlashan: "Dave and I duetted around the country last year on the Acoustic Church Tour, and then had a blast taking that tour to Australia and the UK. We've discovered that we love working together, so co-headlining Winery 2015 is a dream come true.
"We'll get to carry on challenging each other and celebrating each other's songs, but we'll also get to plug in, turn the amps up and shout 'How are you feeling, New Plymouth!' Especially when we're actually in New Plymouth."
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday October 28 via www.winerytour.co.nz
The Winery Tour 2015 Dates:
Saturday 24 January Tauranga Mills Reef
Sunday 25 January Auckland Villa Maria Estate Winery (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)
Saturday 7 February Matakana Ascension Wine Estate
Friday 13 February Havelock North Black Barn Vineyards
Saturday 14 February Martinborough Luna Estate (formerly known as Alana Estate)
Friday 20 February Hamilton Vilagrad
Saturday 21 February New Plymouth Sentry Hill Winery
Friday 27 February Upper Moutere Neudorf Vineyards
Saturday 28 February Waipara Waipara Hills