The Peregrine Winery and its vineyards are located in the southernmost grape growing region in the world at latitude 45 degrees south, in Central Otago, the heart of New Zealand’s South Island. By way of comparison, Burgundy and Oregon straddle the 45th North latitude. The Peregrine wines are named in honor of New Zealand’s endemic falcon (Karearea in Maori), a bird without rival or fear. A bird that combines both power and finesse, the essence of Peregrine’s range of wines. Central Otago is New Zealand’s only inland and elevated wine growing region, with vineyards nestled in breathtaking river valleys, clinging to snow-capped mountainsides or perched gently on the shores of crystal clear lakes. It is an area frequently described as “heaven on earth”. This environment is home to the Peregrine falcon and home to Peregrine Wines. Peregrine is a boutique, artisanal producer of a premium range of wines, with a focus on Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Chardonnay. It is a brand that has, since its first vintage in 1998, gained a reputation both domestically and internationally as one of New Zealand’s iconic wine brands. The winery has been awarded numerous international and domestic trophies, gold medals, and accolades that fully justify this status.
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