Pegasus Bay 2016 Chardonnay and Merlot Cabernet, and 2015 Pinot Noir


When Ivan and Chris Donaldson established Pegasus Bay in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury in 1985, they planted a mixture of varieties they deemed would succeed following their earlier experience with an experimental vineyard. Many of the varieties flourished and have become classics of the North Canterbury region, while others have been left by the wayside. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot have proven their worth to the Donaldsons’ vineyards and wines are made from these varieties over three decades later. Here, I review three wines from these foundation varieties, the 2016 Chardonnay and Merlot (blended with others), plus of course a Pinot Noir, from the 2015 vintage. www.pegasusbay.com


  • Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley North Canterbury Chardonnay 2016
  • Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley North Canterbury Merlot/Cabernet 2016
  • Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2015

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