Pegasus Bay Winery Waipara, Canterbury
Pegasus Bay is Waipara’s and Canterbury’s leading winery. This is very much a family operation and one of Ivan Donaldson’s sons, Matthew, has established a very successful winemaking duo with his wife Lynette Hudson. Both are trained winemakers. Matthew’s reds include an increasingly good plummy, fleshy Pinot Noir capable of a little age. Prima Donna is a superior selection made only in the best vintages. A Cabernet/ Merlot is also produced though this is more variable in quality. Maestro is another special selection. The whites, made by Lynette, are arguably more consistent and include good richly textured examples of Chardonnay and Sauvignon/Sémillon as well as a fruit-rich Riesling, especially good in a late harvested, botrytis-affected version, Aria.
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