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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.

Fulltime vineyard opportunities

Peregrine Wines is a well established, family owned producer of premium wines in Central Otago.  We are seeking to expand the team at our Bendigo Estate to manage our rapidly expanding vineyard area.  Opportunities exists for both candidates experienced in organic / biodynamic viticulture, or for those who are not experienced but have an enthusiasm for such viticultural procedures.


The positions are fulltime, permanent roles and the successful applicants will become integral members of a progressive vineyard team, benefitting from Peregrine’s career development programme.


While experience would be highly beneficial, a willingness to learn is a primary attribute and the position will suit applicants from a wide background.  Primary tasks will involve hands on day-to-day operation of the vineyards, machinery operation if the successful candidate has the skillset (or as trained by our capable team) and ancillary tasks required for the farming operation within the estate.


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


Applications in writing including a resume, must be lodged prior to 14 March 2021 to - Lukas Aebli, Peregrine Estate Limited.


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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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