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Retail Sales Opportunity - Peregrine Wines
Peregrine Wines is a long established, family owned producer of wine in Central Otago. With organically managed estate vineyards across the Cromwell basin and Gibbston sub-regions, Peregrine produces super-premium Pinot Noir and a range of white varieties.
We are looking to add to our talented sales team, with a fulltime permanent position at the Peregrine Winery in Gibbston. The successful applicant will join our retail sales team based at our Cellar Door, and be involved in frontline sales, hosting private tastings, and with direct to consumer campaigns through our Peregrine Club.
The candidate will:
- have the characteristics and personal attributes to work effectively in our existing tight knit team
- have the drive and motivation to build on Peregrine’s position in the market and continue to project our brand values
- have an interest in the wine industry and the motivation to learn
- have exceptional frontline and customer service skills
- be based in Central Otago, and be willing to perform weekend work as required on a roster basis
Applications will only be considered from NZ residents or those candidates with Visa status allowing you to work permanently in New Zealand. Applications along with supporting documentation should be lodged prior to 27 January 2019.
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North & South magazine January 2019 edition
We’re excited to see our Bendigo Estate in Central Otago featured in an article in the latest North & South magazine (Jan 2019 edition).
Peregrine owners, the McLachlan family, have had a passion for this land since Lindsay and Jude first purchased a block from John Perriam in 1998. In the years that ensued they have transformed their patch of paradise, with a holistic approach that integrates crop and livestock farming to vineyard management.
All creatures great and small contribute to life at Bendigo. Cattle help with compost production used to feed the vines and enrich the soil with organic matter, a herd of Wiltshire sheep keep down undergrowth in the vineyard, and the goats make a fantastic contribution controlling scrub in less developed areas. Pigs, chickens and bees are tenderly cared for by Jude, with the chickens employed to take care of any grass grub on the estate.
Organic farming is fundamental to every aspect of Peregrine’s Bendigo Estate and the fruit from Bendigo is recognised as forming an integral contribution to the Peregrine range of wines. Available in the online Shop at www.peregrinewines.co.nz. Enjoy a glass while relaxing with your copy of North & South!
Peregrine flies high at Air New Zealand Wine Awards
On a night dominated by Marlborough wineries, it was an honor to be awarded the Guala Closures Champion Pinot Gris trophy for our 2017 Saddleback Pinot Gris at the Air New Zealand wine awards in Hawkes Bay on Saturday night.
Our CEO, Fraser McLachlan, proudly accepted the trophy on behalf of our passionate and hardworking team on a night where Peregrine was the only Central Otago producer awarded a trophy.
The Air New Zealand Wine Awards are the New Zealand industry's premiere awards, with over 1,300 wines entered in this year's competition and only 80 gold medals awarded, two of which were awarded to our 2015 Peregrine Pinot Noir and 2017 Saddleback Pinot Gris.
The judges awarded the Saddleback Pinot Gris top spot for having gorgeous flavours of poached pear, nectarine and pineapple wonderfully framed by rich texture and succulent mouthfeel with a delightful spicy finish.
These results are a testament to tireless effort of our wonderful team, from out estate vineyard crew who are so dedicated to producing exceptional grapes, to the winery who do a fantastic job crafting that fruit into award winning wines.
All the award winning wines are available to purchase from our online shop
2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the premier wine competition in New Zealand recognising excellence in winemaking. Following three days of judging over 1,300 wines, the medals have been awarded in this year’s Air New Zealand Wine Awards, with Pinot Noir once again being the star performer.
At Peregrine we are delighted to have received Gold for our flagship wine, with the 2015 Peregrine Pinot Noir being recognised in this category. This elegant and beautifully balanced wine is crafted in a style that is a true reflection of the three Central Otago sub-regions that contribute to our Pinot Noir. Also recognised was our 2016 Saddleback Pinot Noir receiving a Silver medal. Both these Awards are a fabulous reflection of our passion and dedication to crafting premium Pinot Noir from Central Otago.
We also produce at Peregrine an outstanding range of white wines and aromatics and are excited to have been awarded Gold for the 2017 Saddleback Pinot Gris and Bronze for the 2016 Peregrine Chardonnay and the 2015 Peregrine Pinot Gris.
Huge thanks to everyone in our hardworking team for continuing to pour such tremendous effort and dedication into every bottle.
All the Award winning wines are available to purchase from our online shop