Tim Severne | General Manager


Tim brings a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for wine to his role. Growing up in Ponsonby, Tim was immersed in the world of hospitality from an early age. Raised in a social environment with parents from the rag trade and advertising industries, he witnessed the indulgent long lunches and the allure of affordable champagne that defined the vibrant '80s.

With over 25 years in the wine industry, Tim's journey has seen him collaborate with some of New Zealand's most coveted beverage brands. His marketing background has allowed him to forge strong connections with leading wineries, importers, distributors worldwide.

When he's not dedicating his time to Rockburn Wines, you'll find Tim savouring a delightful glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir in the company of his wife, Hali. Their bustling household includes their young daughter and son, adding an extra touch of liveliness to their lives – and perhaps an occasional bottle to celebrate the joys of family.