Change is always afoot at Peregrine. To keep up-to-date with the latest vintage releases, award announcements and media publications see below.
Peregrine Secures US Distribution
We are thrilled to have cemented our relationship with our premium US wine importer, Vineyard Brands as a result of a visit earlier this month by Greg Doody, President and CEO of Vineyard Brands. During the trip hosted by our owners, Lindsay, Jude and Fraser McLachlan a long term business agreement was signed that will see our full range of wines distributed across the US.
Vineyard Brands are a medium sized, family owned wine importer with a long term approach and complete focus on quality. With a strong reputation forged by the founding family of Vineyard Brands dating back to 1928, and values that align so well with ours here at Peregrine, Vineyard Brands are a fantastic business partner to work with to take our wines and our story the length and breadth of the US.
At Peregrine we have built our brand on the support and loyalty of our domestic market, and this long term arrangement will not detract from our dedication to our local customer base. However, having spent the last 7 years growing our presence with our stunning Pinot Noirs we are excited about working with Vineyard Brands to educate the largest wine consuming country in the world on the wider range of world class wines we can produce here in Central Otago.
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Peregrine Sponsor the Wingspan Trust
The McLachlan's and the wider Peregrine family share a passion for the conservation of New Zealand's native birds, with plight of New Zealand's native New Zealand Falcon, the Karearea, being a particular interest of ours. We are therefore proud to have formalised our relationship with the Wingspan Trust who work tirelessly to restore New Zealand birds of prey into our daily lives and secure their long-term future through practical research-based conservation action and education.
Peregrine is proud to have committed to be a premium sponsor of the Wingspan Trust and to play a tangible role in the wonderful work to support our birds of prey and their future.
For further information on the Wingspan Trust and the fantastic work they do visit www.wingspan.co.nz.
First In New Zealand - Biological Brush at Peregrine Wines
It's been a while since we reported from the Vineyard, but the most recent events could not go without mention.
Peregrine Wines has bought New Zealand's first ever Biological Brush. This technologically advanced under vine mower differentiates from conventional mowers as it operates with the use of sensors, decreasing the damage that can occur to trunks as with a standard mower.
Nick Paulin our viticulturist says "Not only does it mow closer to the base of the vine without trunk damage but it also means that we no longer have to bud rub. The Biological brush is also connected to the tractor enabling us to do two jobs at once. Quite simply it is a far more efficient, sustainable and economical way to manage the under vine"
Nick also went on to say that "This is quite a new-world process but for Peregrine and the geography of our vineyards, especially at Bendigo where the mower caresses over stones rather than being inhibited by them".
Being the first in New Zealand is very exciting for us - at Peregrine we have always strived to remain ahead of times, looking for new and innovative processes. There is certainly a "buzz" amongst the Vineyard team for this season and moving forward in to the future.
Peregrine team attend the 2016 Westpac Business Awards
Last weekend Fraser McLachlan, CEO of Peregrine Wines and several members of the Peregrine team attended the 2016 Westpac Business Awards. We had a fantastic night full of fun and celebrations and as proud sponsors of the Awards and Chamber of Commerce Queenstown we would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists. To find out more about the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and the Awards visit - http://www.queenstownchamber.org.nz/business-awards