Pegasus Bay Winery
Pegasus Bay Thirsty Work TV episode
Pegasus Bay is an entirely family-owned and operated enterprise. We produce the estate grown Pegasus Bay range, and also the Main Divide range.
Located in the heart of Amberley, Canterbury.
- A wine making family.
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Another son, Edward is Marketing Manager who spends much of his time trotting the globe and promoting his family’s wines to the more than 25 countries where Pegasus Bay is distributed, his wife Belinda directs the winery’s multi award winning restaurant. The youngest son Paul, who has an MBA, is the winery’s General Manager.
Practices & Techniques
Minimal intervention at all stages from vine to bottle typifies our approach. We believe in traditional sustainable viticultural management, low crop levels, minimal handling of fruit during processing and gentle pressing.
We allow wines to go through natural malolactic fermentation and clarification by settling. We aspire to capture the unique flavours of the vineyard in our wine.
Pegasus Bay wines are made with estate grown fruit from our Waipara Valley vineyard.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
—Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide 7th edition, USA
“Pegasus Bay constitutes one of New Zealand’s best producers.”
—Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, USA
“Pegasus Bay gets my vote for Waipara's top producer for a number of reasons; it's wines are often exceptionally good and are always made in adventurous, out of the main stream styles.”
—Bob Campbell, MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Australia
Pegasus Bay included in “100 Most Iconic Wine Estates” world-wide.
—Matthew Jukes, UK
“If a wine critic was not passionate about any of Pegasus Bay's wine they should seriously consider a change in career”
—NZ Wine Country
“Pegasus Bay is Canterbury's top winery”
—Michael Cooper’s Wine Atlas, New Zealand
“These wines deserved my time. When I returned to the UK, I frequently ended up in conversation with fellow wine writers about New Zealand wine and whenever their name cropped up, there was always consensus that this was one of the country’s most exciting producers”
—Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com