The McLachlan family have taken a hands on approach to every aspect of winemaking at ‘Peregrine Estates’ since its inception in 1998. Located in the southernmost grape growing region in the world, Peregrine is based in Central Otago, New Zealand. Passion for the land, treating it well and maximising what you can get out of it runs deep in the McLachlan family and has in turn become a hallmark trait of Peregrine as a business entity.
Organic farming is the paramount practise to every aspect of ‘Peregrine Vineyard Estate’ with a holistic approach that encompasses crop management all they way down to vineyard maintenance. The vineyards at Peregrine are spread over three subregions: Pisa, Bendigo and Gibbston. The vineyards are nestled on north-facing sites in stunning river valleys over looking incredible lakes.
The name Peregrine is an homage to New Zealand’s endemic Falcon - known as Karearea in Maori - and is a bird that embodies power, elegance and finesse and was the inspiration for the Peregrine wines. The two wines we stock here at Specialist Cellars are the ‘Peregrine Pinot Noir’ which is a layered, elegant and complex drop which truly shows the beauty of all the three subregions. Their Riesling embodies minerality, citrus and a kick-ass acid structure.
To find out more about Peregrine and their wines you can visit their website here.