About Pegasus Bay

Promotional Video - Interview with Edward Donaldson

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Want to know more about who we are and where we've come from? Watch our promotional video below...


Special viticultural region

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The Waipara Valley is in the South Island of New Zealand, 30 minutes drive north of Christchurch. To the east Waipara Valley is separated from the ocean (Pegasus Bay) by a range of hills which protect it from the cooling winds of the Pacific.


A unique vineyard

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Within the Waipara Valley Pegasus Bay vineyard gets maximum protection from the Pacific's easterly breezes by being tucked up under the lee of the Teviotdale Range. Heat summation during the day is promoted by smooth stones and gravels left behind by an ice age glacier.


Sustainable viticulture

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Pegasus Bay is an accredited member of the NZWG sustainable viticulture program and are firm believers of using natural methods to combat pests and diseases rather than the application of unnecessary pesticides and herbicides.


The Family

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The Donaldson family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970’s and were pioneers of local grape growing and wine making.


Wine-making philosophy

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Our aim is to grow grapes of the highest quality, which fully express the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the utmost respect.


Wine-making Styles

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We allow wines to go through natural malolactic fermentation and clarify by settling. Our red wines are bottled without filtration. We aspire to capture the unique flavours of the vineyard in our wine.


Pegasus Bay Reserve wines

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The following wines are produced only in selected vintages.


Current employment opportunities at Pegasus Bay

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Looking for a new job? Check the listings for current vacancies for various jobs in and around the winery.


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