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Pegasus Bay | North Canterbury

Winemaker - Matthew Donaldson
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Pegasus Bay is a small family owned and operated winery in the Waipara Valley of North Canterbury. The Donaldson Family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970's and were pioneers of local grape growing and wine making. Associate Professor of Neurology, Ivan Donaldson is an international wine judge and oversees viticulture and wine styles at Pegasus Bay. His wife Christine is business manager, while their oldest son Matthew and his wife Lynnette are the wine makers. Another son Edward is Marketing Manager and as a trained chef oversees the winery restaurant, which his partner Belinda manages.

Pegasus Bay wines are made from 100% estate grown grapes from their Waipara Vineyard. "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. Natural methods and as little intervention from vine to bottle typify our approach. We believe in sustainable viticulture management, organic techniques, low crop levels and minimal handling of fruit during processing. We strive to make wines that deliver more than just upfront fruit."

Tasting Note
Accolade summary
Bottle Images
Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 750ml 2014 (PDF 246 KB) (PDF 277 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 750ml 2015 (PDF 171 KB) (PDF 315 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 750ml 2016 (PDF 287 KB) (PDF 313 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Encore Noble Riesling 375ml 2016 (PDF 423 KB) (PDF 317 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Finale Noble Semillon Sauvignon 375ml 2014 (PDF 302 KB) (PDF 309 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Gewurztraminer 750ml 2016 (PDF 147 KB) (PDF 311 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Maestro Merlot Malbec 750ml 2015 (PDF 300 KB) (PDF 311 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 750ml 2016 (PDF 299 KB) (PDF 311 KB) (JPEG 3 MB)
Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 750ml 2015 (PDF 259 KB) (PDF 312 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 750ml 2013 (PDF 206 KB) (PDF 288 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Riesling 750ml 2015 (PDF 154 KB) (PDF 319 KB) (JPEG 3 MB)
Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 750ml 2016 (PDF 280 KB) (PDF 308 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Virtuoso Chardonnay 750ml 2015 (PDF 216 KB) (PDF 258 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)