Local Enquiries: +64 2137-9877

Yvonne & the Team

Yvonne Lorkin

Yvonne Lorkin, Wine Friendpresenter, researcher, producer of Thirsty Work

Co-Founder & Chief Tasting Officer WineFriend
Owner/Executive Producer Thirsty Media Limited
Wine & Beverages Writer Dish Magazine
Wine Columnist – NZ Herald CANVAS.
Hawke’s Bay Today. The Aucklander.
Bay of Plenty Times. Hamilton News.
Northern Advocate. Rotorua Daily Post.
Wanganui Chronicle. Wairarapa Times Age.
Oamaru Mail. Stratford Press. Christchurch Star.

Wine Writers of New Zealand
Regular guest on The Paul Henry Show & Radio NZ National ‘Afternoons’ with Jesse Mulligan
Senior Wine Competition Judge

Contact Details

email yvonne@yvonnelorkin.com
website www.yvonnelorkin.com
twitter @yvonnemax
ph.+64 21 379 877


Yvonne is an experienced MC and host for charity auctions, events & specialist tastings along with being an in-demand speaker. Yvonne is presenting “Thirsty Work” in addition to her roles as Head Researcher and Associate Producer. 

Carolyn Sylvester


Thirsty Work Wine Crew

Carolyn is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle television directors

  • Annabel Langbein – The Free Range Cook  (Freemantle Media)
  • Taste New Zealand – (TVNZ)
  • NZ House & Garden – (TVNZ)
  • Mucking In – (TVNZ)
  • Pacific Beat Street – (Drum Productions TV3)
  • Taste Takes Off – (TVNZ)
  • Maggie’s Garden Show – (TVNZ)


Front and centre – our dynamo of a director, Carolyn Sylvester