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Peregrine News

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

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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Peregrine wins NZIWS Gold

We are excited to have received the following great results at the New Zealand International Wine Show.

  • Peregrine Pinot Gris 2016 – Gold
  • Saddleback Pinot Noir 2016 – Gold
  • Peregrine Pinot Noir 2015 – Silver
  • Peregrine Rastasburn Riesling 2014 – Silver
  • Saddleback Pinot Gris 2017 – Silver


The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand, with entry open to wines from any country and made from any grape variety.

Bob Campbell MW was the Chief Judge and his winemaking senior judges were Tony Bish, Peter Cowley, Michael Bann, Michael Ivicevich, Ant MacKenzie, Larry McKenna, Olly Masters, Alastair Maling MW, Jen Parr, Nick Picone, James Rowan and Sam Smail.

This is a testament to all the hard work from our entire team, from our estate vineyard crew who put so much effort into producing exceptional grapes, to the winery who do a wonderful job transforming that fruit into award winning wines.

We look forward to the Awards Dinner, medal presentations and trophy announcements at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland on Saturday 07 October.

All these fabulous wines are available in our online shop http://www.peregrinewines.co.nz/quick-shop/

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