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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.

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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Another outstanding Peregrine - as reviewed by Tyson Stelzer

Peregrine Wines are excited to have been selected by Tyson Stelzer as part of his Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year for 2017.

“A hand-picked selection of just 150 heroes from the thousands of wines tasted over the past year”.


The 2014 Peregrine Pinot Noir is recognized in The Top 20 Wines of the Year Under $50.


Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014 

Central Otago | Screw Cap | 13% alcohol | Drink 2016-2024 | 95 points 

A blend of Bendigo, Pisa and Gibbston vineyards, this is a release that encapsulates the black and red cherry fruits of Central Otago with wonderful violet and rose petal perfume, supported gently by nutty, faintly smoky French oak. A gorgeously succulent palate is intricately woven with a silky tannin structure of masterful finesse. Another outstanding Peregrine.


Pop in and visit us at the Peregrine Wines Cellar Door in Central Otago to taste this fabulous wine, or visit our online shop to view our full range.  Enjoy!

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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.

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