Tasting - Pegasus Bay, Waipara Valley7:45 - 9:45 pm
Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 – Directions.
Cost: Members $14, Guests $18
Presenter: Ed Donaldson, Marketing Manager
- 2013 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon
- 2014 Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling
- 2014 Pegasus Bay Riesling
- 2014 Main Divide Chardonnay
- 2012 Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir
- 2012 Pegasus Bay Merlot/Cabernet
- 2011 Pegasus Bay Finale
The Donaldson family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970’s and were pioneers of local grape growing and wine making.
Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist, Ivan Donaldson is a wine writer and wine judge and has recently been awarded an Order of Merit for his contribution to Neurology. He also oversees viticulture and wine styles while his wife Christine directs most of her energy on maintaining the winery’s extensive grounds. She is also a lover of opera and the arts and is heavily involved in the local Opera scene for many years. Christine has organised many
concerts at the winery’s natural amphitheatre and a reserve range of wines dedicated to Christine’s passion for opera.
Their eldest son, Matthew is the winemaker and graduated with an oenology degree and a postgraduate diploma in viticulture at Roseworthy College in Australia. He has worked many vintages in other parts of the world, with a particular focus on Burgundy. 2012 marked Matthew’s 20th vintage at Pegasus Bay.
Another son, Edward is Marketing Manager, who spends much of his time trotting the globe and promoting his family’s wines to the more than 25 countries where Pegasus Bay is distributed, his wife Belinda directs the winery’s multi award winning restaurant. The youngest son Paul, who has an MBA, is the winery’s General Manager.
Pegasus Bay is an entirely family-owned and operated enterprise.
Drinking and driving
Members will be aware of the lowering of drink/drive limits from December 2014. If unsure read the Land Transport Amendment Act (no 2) 2014. We ask members to be conscious of these limits.
For those driving, water and some food are provided or think about a designated driver, taxi, uber or dial-a-driver to get you home safely.
Wine bottle screw caps
Save and bring them to the next monthly meeting.
Anne is collecting them to give to the Lions organised Kidney Kids support group.
No food lids or beer tops, please.