“Outstanding”
Rated one of New Zealand’s top 5 producers
—Robert Parker’s Guide, 7th Edition
“Pegasus Bay gets my vote for Waipara’s top winery for a number of reasons: its wines are often exceptionally good and are always made in adventurous, out of the main stream styles”
—Bob Campbell MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller
“Pegasus Bay is Canterbury’s top winery”.
—Michael Coopers, Wine Atlas of New Zealand
“Pegasus Bay’s fame is skyrocketing”
Matthew Jukes, UK
“We love the absolute dedication to showing how great wine paired with excellent food creates an experience that’s so much more than the sum of its parts.”
— Cuisine Magazine, August 2012

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The story of the Donaldson family and Pegasus Bay Winery

Meet the personalities behind the label and the history of one of New Zealand’s pioneering wine families.


Forage North Canterbury

Check out the abundance of wild food from the unique north Canterbury wine region and learn why this place is so incredibly special for wine, food and people. Hear from local forages, chefs and wine personalities about their experience of gathering food and preparing incredible dishes from the land all in one day during the annual event 'Forage North Canterbury'.


Pegasus Bay Vine Run

Each summer in late January Pegasus Bay host the Vine Run. Proceeds from the event go to the New Zealand Brain Research Institute, an organisation with whom Ivan Donaldson has had a long association. This is an opportunity to take part in a fun event for a great cause, running or walking amongst the vines and fruit of the Donaldson family estate.

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Licence Holder:Donaldson Family Limited T/A:Pegasus Bay Winery.
Licence no:57/OFF/458/2019 Exp:16/03/2022