Change is always afoot at Peregrine. To keep up-to-date with the latest vintage releases, award announcements and media publications see below.
Spring New Release wines from Peregrine
It's exciting to see the first wines of the 2020 vintage available at our Cellar Door, with the release of the Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc 2020 and Peregrine Rosé 2020.
The season started dry and cool in Central Otago, followed by warmer temperatures throughout summer and a lovely ripening period in autumn. This resulted in smaller bunches and berries with lovely purity and intensity of flavour.
Hand harvest by the wider Peregrine team under the restrictions of Covid-19 level 4 lockdown - these wines are a true Peregrine team effort, and we are immensely proud to share them with you.
Also released on 1 October was the Peregrine Pinot Noir 2018 - a season which started with an exceptionally warm spring and was followed by record heat and sunshine hours over summer. Our earliest harvest to date, the 2018 vintage was rewarded with excellent ripeness and quality of fruit.
These lovely wines are now available on out website, or visit our Cellar Door in Gibbston for a taste.
NZ Wine of the Year awards - TROPHY trifecta!
Peregrine Wines are proud to have been awarded three trophies at the New Zealand Wine of the Year awards on Saturday night.
- Champion Organic White Wine: Peregrine Riesling 2018
- Champion Organic Red Wine: Peregrine Pinot Noir 2017
- Champion Open Red Wine: Saddleback Pinot Noir 2018
Along with our commitment and passion to craft truly great wines from the very best quality fruit, these awards are a fantastic reflection of the efforts of our entire Peregrine team, from the vineyard to the winery and out into the market place.
The following article from New Zealand Winegrowers shares the full story - https://www.nzwine.com/en/media/stories/peregrine/
New Zealand Wine of the Year awards - Gold, Gold, Gold!
The New Zealand Wine of the Year results were recently announced, and the team at Peregrine are delighted to have been awarded three Gold medals for wines from our range.
Formerly known as the Air New Zealand wine awards and the Bragato wine awards, the New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards is now the official national wine competition of the New Zealand wine industry.
GOLD medals were awarded to just 75 wines, and the Peregrine medals were for -
- Peregrine Pinot Noir 2017
- Peregrine Riesling 2018
- Saddleback Pinot Noir 2018
These results reflect the enormous amount of passion and effort our team pour into our wines, from ground level right through to the market place, and we are delighted to have been recognised by the industry.
All three of these wines are currently available on our website and in our Cellar Door. To celebrate our achievements we have put together a Gold Medal 3 pack for just $95, freight free within New Zealand http://www.peregrinewines.co.nz/wines/promotions/
We trust you enjoy our Gold Medal wines as much as we enjoy crafting them for you.
Peregrine range certified Organic
The release of the 2017 Peregrine Pinot Noir on 1 September heralds the news that the entire Peregrine range is now certified with Biogro organic status from vintage 2017.
This is a journey we began in 2009, first converting the vineyards to be fully farmed utilising organic practices, and then seeing the winery embracing organic production when crafting our wines. Organic farming is fundamental to every aspect of Peregrine Estate, with a holistic approach that integrates crop and livestock farming to vineyard management while focussing on nurturing healthy, living soils so that the vines and other crops can grow in a balanced and healthy manner.
The McLachlan family share a passion for the land as explained by CEO Fraser McLachlan. “Our motivation is to farm the estate using management practices that not only enhances the land for future generations but provides healthy conditions for our people who work on the land. We believe that our organic farming approach provides the highest quality fruit from our estate vineyards, fruit that we are proud to craft into our fully organic Peregrine range.”
The Peregrine “Spring Release” on 1 September will also include the 2018 Peregrine Chardonnay, 2019 Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc and 2019 Peregrine Rosé, along with the re-released 2014 Peregrine Pinot Noir from our wine library.
Click here to view or purchase these new release wines, along with our special “New Release Organic Pack” which includes the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé.
We trust you enjoy these wines as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.