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Pegasus Bay | Waipara

Winemakers - 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 94 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 750ml 2014 (PDF 186 KB) (PDF 95 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 750ml 2015 (PDF 155 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Encore Noble Riesling 375ml 2014 (PDF 446 KB) (PDF 276 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Finale Noble Semillon Sauvignon 375ml 2011 (PDF 534 KB) (PDF 96 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Gewurztraminer 750ml 2016 (PDF 147 KB) (PDF 269 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 750ml 2013 (PDF 148 KB) (PDF 91 KB) (JPEG 3 MB)
Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 750ml 2013 (PDF 527 KB) (PDF 277 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Riesling 750ml 2014 (PDF 459 KB) (PDF 113 KB) (JPEG 3 MB)
Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 375ml 2011 (PDF 401 KB) (PDF 82 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)
Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 750ml 2014 (PDF 482 KB) (PDF 282 KB) (JPEG 2 MB)