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Summer 2020 / 2021

– Nov 17, 2020 –
It’s that time of the year again folks! 2020 has certainly been a topsy turvy one and we think an invitation to attend our annual mail order tasting is just the tonic to help you decompress.

Winter / Spring 2020

– Jul 15, 2020 –

What’s the Harm in Exposing Yourself?

We all need light to remain healthy. Amongst other things, it is essential for the metabolism of vitamin D, on which our bone structure depends, and most of this beneficial light comes from the sun.


Autumn 2020

– Mar 13, 2020 –

Staff of Life

Perhaps you have heard about the search for water on the moon, Mars and even more distant celestial bodies. Why all the interest?




Autumn 2019

– Mar 15, 2019 –

Surviving the Vintage

So, you thought you would like to do a vintage? In the vineyard, in the winery or a mixture of both? Working over harvest sounds romantic, doesn’t it?


Summer 2018 / 2019

– Nov 02, 2018 –

On the Problem of having a Swollen Head

Wandering about a vineyard in the grey of dawn, you may see things in a new light, especially if you have been up all-night fighting frost during the spring. At that season, the vines have no leaves and look rather like an army of small people holding their arms out to bar the way or in welcome. 


Winter / Spring 2018

– Jul 09, 2018 –

Like Wine – Like Vine

As you are reading this, the chances are that you like wine. You may not be an expert but you probably know what type you prefer, even if it’s only “red” or “white”. Wine buffs often pride themselves on being able to identify a range of wines served blind.


Autumn 2018

– Mar 23, 2018 –

Timing is Everything

No doubt you have heard the saying, Timing is everything, and it’s often so true. The difference between success and failure may be a matter of weeks, days, minutes or even seconds. It all depends on your goal, the circumstances and the required action.

Summer 2017 / 2018

– Nov 16, 2017 –

Opera in the Vines

It was raining when we left Christchurch one morning earlier in the year and it looked as though it had set in for the day. It was a short journey but, when we arrived at Pegasus Bay Vineyard, Winery and Restaurant, the sky was blue, the sun was shining brightly and the day was warm. Even before we got out of the car, we could hear the lilting refrain of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) wafting on the breeze to greet us.


Spring 2017

– Jul 24, 2017 –

Vintage 2017

Ask any wine merchant what is the best vintage of a wine and you can predict the response; it is the vintage they are currently selling. If you don’t believe the wine merchant then why should you trust the winemaker? 


Autumn 2017

– Mar 20, 2017 –

It’s a Pressing Matter

Next time you pop a grape in your mouth, spare a thought for what it is. You’ll be excused if “delicious” comes to mind but we’re not discussing taste, flavour or even variety here, we’re talking about structure. 

Filed in: 2017

Summer 2016/2017

– Nov 14, 2016 –

Pinot Noir – It Stems from the Grappe

Life is full of little quirks and things that seem irrelevant often turn out to be vital. Take the discovery of the cause of the rare Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The sub viral-sized infectious particles were discovered by investigating a similar weird neurological disorder in central highland cannibals in New Guinea so that when there was an epidemic of Creutzfeldt-Jakob in Britain in 1980’s the source was rapidly determined. 

Filed in: 2016

Spring 2016

– Jul 12, 2016 –

Reaching maturity in style

As your years tick by you will come to realise that there’s only one thing worse than reaching maturity-that’s not making it!-and if you can do it in style then so much the better.

Filed in: 2016

Autumn 2016

– Mar 22, 2016 –

Pegasus – You’re a Legend!

We have a flighty old nag shut away in a stable out the back and it could tell you a tale or two if it had a mind to do it. For reasons that we don’t know, it’s rather shy, so gather round close or it will overhear us and have a tantrum. Perhaps part of its problem is due to confusion over gender orientation or, to be more precise, sexual identity. 

Filed in: 2016

Summer 2015 / 2016

– Nov 16, 2015 –

Bee Good

“Where the bee sucks there suck I,” sings Ariel in praise of nature in the Immortal Bard’s Tempest. One of the things that we love at Pegasus Bay is working amongst nature in full flight. 

Filed in: 2015

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