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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.

Harvest 2022

Peregrine Wines is a well established, family owned producer of premium wines in Central Otago.  We are seeking enthusiastic team members for the busy harvest period at our Bendigo Estate vineyard.


Applicants must be physically fit, and available to work on a roster basis as required across both week and weekend days.  The harvest is expected to begin mid-March and could extend for a four week period.


Applicants must be Covid vaccinated, and have the ability to work in New Zealand.


Applications can be made to Lukas Aebli – lukas@peregrinewines.co.nz

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Direct-to-Consumer / Cellar Door Manager

Peregrine Wines is a family owned, Central Otago winery dedicated to the production of premium Pinot Noir, and range of aromatic white wines.  Our architecturally designed winery and Cellar Door are located in Gibbston from where we offer wine tastings and sales at the Cellar Door, an exclusive and personalised service to our two wine clubs, and an ongoing direct to consumer programme.


An opportunity exists for a candidate experienced in direct-to-consumer sales, or a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills that is interested in the wine industry, to play a significant role in the enhancement of Peregrine’s direct-to-consumer channel.


This position is a fulltime role and the successful applicant will become an integral member of a progressive sales and marketing team, benefitting from Peregrine’s career development programme.   While experience would be beneficial, this position will suit applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. 


The ideal candidate will offer:

  -  the characteristics and personal attributes to work effectively in our existing tight knit team
  -  exceptional frontline and customer service skills
  -  the drive and motivation to build on Peregrine’s position in the market and continue to project our brand values
  -  an understanding of marketing and selling to consumers of luxury goods and experiences
  -  developmental mindset and a motivation to enhance experiences offered to guests
  -  wine experience is an advantage, but the motivation to learn is essential
  -  be based in Central Otago, and be willing to perform weekend work as required on a roster basis

Remuneration will be based on experience and responsibilities, and applicants must have the ability to work permanently in New Zealand.


Applications in writing including a resume, must be lodged prior to Sunday 27 February to Claire Cordelle, Peregrine Wines Limited.  claire@peregrinewines.co.nz

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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.

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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/

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