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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 range certified Organic

The release of the 2017 Peregrine Pinot Noir on 1 September heralds the news that the entire Peregrine range is now certified with Biogro organic status from vintage 2017. 

This is a journey we began in 2009, first converting the vineyards to be fully farmed utilising organic practices, and then seeing the winery embracing organic production when crafting our wines.   Organic farming is fundamental to every aspect of Peregrine Estate, with a holistic approach that integrates crop and livestock farming to vineyard management while focussing on nurturing healthy, living soils so that the vines and other crops can grow in a balanced and healthy manner. 

The McLachlan family share a passion for the land as explained by CEO Fraser McLachlan.  “Our motivation is to farm the estate using management practices that not only enhances the land for future generations but provides healthy conditions for our people who work on the land.   We believe that our organic farming approach provides the highest quality fruit from our estate vineyards, fruit that we are proud to craft into our fully organic Peregrine range.”

The Peregrine “Spring Release” on 1 September will also include the 2018 Peregrine Chardonnay, 2019 Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc and 2019 Peregrine Rosé, along with the re-released 2014 Peregrine Pinot Noir from our wine library.

Click here to view or purchase these new release wines, along with our special “New Release Organic Pack” which includes the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé.

We trust you enjoy these wines as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.

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Peregrine Winemaker dinner - Ortega Fish Shack

Peregrine Wines are super excited to be joining Ortega Fish Shack in Wellington for a fabulous five course dinner on the evening of Thursday 25 July.  


Peregrine winemaker Nadine Cross along with area representative Shelby Heap will be hosting the evening and talking you through the selection of wines, fabulously paired with a delicious menu crafted by Ortega chef Teresa Pert.   There will be a few hidden surprises from the Peregrine wine library to sample at the end of the evening.


Bookings essential as spaces are limited – call Ortega on 04 382 9559 to reserve your place or make further enquiries.   Set to be a fantastic evening, with five course menu and wines for just $160pp.


Follow this link for a sneak peak at the menu! 

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The Eighth Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification

The team at Peregrine Wines are delighted to have been named in the top 16 of 512 pinot noir producers in the country in the “Eighth Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification’.


With over a decade of tastings since the inaugural 2008 Classification, internationally respected wine writers Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, who hail from the UK and Australia respectively, recently released their 2019 classification.


The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification is a rolling classification, based on an average assessment of the five most recent vintages, so as to provide an up-to-date evaluation every year, while maintaining the perspective of recent history. 


The entire range of pinot noirs from each producer is tasted, but it is ultimately the estate wines which set the standard.  This rolling classification has been carefully devised to highlight producers who make consistently excellent wines year after year.  


Peregrine Wines is enormously proud to consistently produce a range that truly represents the purity and elegance of Pinot Noir from Central Otago.   View our current range here.

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North & South magazine January 2019 edition

We’re excited to see our Bendigo Estate in Central Otago featured in an article in the latest North & South magazine (Jan 2019 edition).  


Peregrine owners, the McLachlan family, have had a passion for this land since Lindsay and Jude first purchased a block from John Perriam in 1998.  In the years that ensued they have transformed their patch of paradise, with a holistic approach that integrates crop and livestock farming to vineyard management.


All creatures great and small contribute to life at Bendigo.  Cattle help with compost production used to feed the vines and enrich the soil with organic matter, a herd of Wiltshire sheep keep down undergrowth in the vineyard, and the goats make a fantastic contribution controlling scrub in less developed areas.   Pigs, chickens and bees are tenderly cared for by Jude, with the chickens employed to take care of any grass grub on the estate. 


Organic farming is fundamental to every aspect of Peregrine’s Bendigo Estate and the fruit from Bendigo is recognised as forming an integral contribution to the Peregrine range of wines.  Available in the online Shop at www.peregrinewines.co.nz.  Enjoy a glass while relaxing with your copy of North & South!

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