Pegasus Bay, Waipara
‘Pegasus Bay was certainly one of my vinous highlights during my tour of New Zealand... When I returned to the UK, I frequently ended up in conversation with fellow writers about New Zealand wines and whenever their name cropped up, there was always a concensus that this is one of the country’s most exciting producers.’ Neal Martin on eRobertParker.com
Pegasus Bay is an entirely family-owned and operated enterprise. The Donaldson family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970’s and were pioneers of local grape growing and winemaking. A deep respect for the land with a long term view towards vine and soil health typifies the Donaldson Family's approach to grape growing.
Their 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. Minimal intervention at all stages from vine to bottle typifies their approach. They believe in traditional sustainable viticultural management, low crop levels, minimal handling of fruit during processing and gentle pressing.
Wines available through New Generation Wines:
- Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir
- Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir
- Pegasus Bay Maestro – Merlot/Malbec
- Pegasus Bay Riesling
- Pegasus Bay Chardonnay
- Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon
- Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling
- Pegasus Bay Aria – Late Picked Riesling
- Pegasus Bay Encore – Noble Riesling
- Pegasus Bay Finale – Noble Chardonnay