This well-respected family winery was founded by neurologist Ivan Donaldson, with the first vines planted in the Waipara Valley in 1986. Ivan and Christine Donaldson, along with their three sons, are involved in all aspects of the winery’s operation, from vineyard management to winemaking to marketing and the running of their award-winning restaurant.
The family are firm believers in natural low-impact methods of cultivation. Ivan oversees the vineyard, which is sustainably managed on a low-cropping regime to provide the best possible fruit to the winemaking team led by Ivan's eldest son, Matthew. Matthew has adopted a minimal intervention approach throughout the entire winemaking operation.
The Pegasus Bay range is produced exclusively from estate-grown fruit, while the second-tier Main Divide wines are made from a combination of fruit off the estate and from other Waipara growers. Pegasus Bay also produce a range of super premium reserve wines, made in small quantities and only in the best years.
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