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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.

Multi-vintage opportunity - winery, vineyard, sales

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our close-knit team in a diverse role spanning multiple vintages.  This role is a fulltime fixed term position for 15 months, from March 2021 until June 2022, covering a range of winemaking tasks and responsibilities.  Between vintages the applicant will have the opportunity to develop their wine industry skills in other areas of the business, with ongoing experience in our Biogro certified vineyard estate and/or retail sales in our architecturally award winning Cellar Door.


Peregrine Wines is a long established, privately owned Central Otago producer of premium wine.  With organically managed estate vineyards across the Bendigo and Gibbston sub-regions, Peregrine produces award winning Pinot Noir and a quality range of white varieties. The wines are made at a contemporary styled and internationally recognised winery located in Gibbston, the highest altitude and most southerly vineyard region in New Zealand.


Previous winery experience and forklifting experience is preferred.  Attention to detail and a focus on wine quality is essential, along with the ability to work in a tightknit team.


Only people eligible to work in New Zealand should apply for this position – please provide evidence of your citizenship or work visa.


Applications should include a brief cover letter, resume, and two referees we can contact if required, and must be lodged prior to Thursday 31 December 2020 in confidence to:


Claire Cordelle

Business Manager

Peregrine Wines

2127 Gibbston Highway

RD1 Gibbston

Queenstown 9371



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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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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.

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