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Change is always afoot at Peregrine. To keep up-to-date with the latest vintage releases, award announcements and media publications see below.

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 



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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

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Peregrine partner with DOC

Resolution Island/Mauikatau (c21000ha), situated between Dusky and Breaksea Sounds, is New Zealand's fifth largest island. It is rat and possum free, and stoats are maintained to very low numbers due to an ongoing and extensive trapping program across the island. With our help and by working with DOC we hope that one day Resolution Island will be permanently stoat-free and threatened species such as our tieke/saddleback can be reintroduced.

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Success for Peregrine at the 2017 IWSC

Several of our fabulous wines have received accolades at the 2017 IWSC completion.

Gold Outstanding has been awarded to the Peregrine Central Otago Riesling 2012 with a judges score of 93+ points, and Silver to the Peregrine Pinot Noir 2014 vintage.

Now in its 48th year, the aim of the IWSC competition is to award excellence to wines and spirits worldwide, encouraging recognition for quality products.   Entries into the Competition are received from nearly 90 countries worldwide.   The Gold Outstanding for the 2012 Peregrine Riesling was one of only four awarded to New Zealand white wines, and one of 20 worldwide.

These highly recognized awards are further recognition of the ongoing care and attention that the entire team at Peregrine put into crafting our outstanding range of wines.

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