Pegasus Bay Winery is a family-owned and run winery and restaurant located in the Waipara Valley, north of Christchurch. Pegasus Bay wines are made with estate-grown fruit from the Donaldson family’s vineyards.
The Donaldsons have been growing grapes and making wine since the early 1970s. A husband, wife and three sons team, the family uses natural methods, and the winery produces a sauvignon, Reisling, chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot and cabernet. The winery is also known for half a dozen reserve wines.
The winery and restaurant are about a 35-minute drive from Christchurch. The winery is open for tastings from 10am to 5pm seven days a week, while the restaurant is open from noon to 4pm Thursday to Monday. Reservations are recommended.