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North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail

The North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail showcases North Canterbury’s local flavours - fantastic food, Canterbury wine, authentic food and wine itineraries and passionate people.

Discover fresh seasonal produce, savour wine tasting and wine tours, enjoy cafe or restaurant dining, relax in idyllic rural accommodation and experience an easy pace of life just twenty minutes north of Christchurch.  

The North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail encapsulates the world famous wine region of Waipara , as well as Rangiora , Oxford and Hanmer Springs .


Pegasus Bay Winery

The Donaldson family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 70’s and were pioneers of local grape growing and wine making. Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and operated enterprise.

Our aim is to grow grapes of the highest quality, which fully express the features of the vineyard. Natural methods and as little intervention as possible at all stages from vine to bottle, typify our approach.

We believe in sustainable viticulture management, organic techniques, low crop levels, minimal handling of fruit during processing, gentle pressing and slow fermentation. We allow wines to go through natural malolactic fermentation and clarify by settling. Our red wines are bottled without filtration. We aspire to capture the unique flavours of the vineyard in our wine.

In our restaurant we aim to give diners a total food and wine experience. The menu is created around our wine list, each dish being matched with a suggested wine and changes regularly to utilise local seasonal ingredients.

Contact us

Edward Donaldson

263 Stockgrove Road RD2
Amberley 7482

+64 3 314 6869

+64 3 314 6861


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How to find us

Pegasus Bay winery and vineyard is situated approx 45 minutes north of Christchurch, off SH1 between Amberley and Waipara.


Open for wine tastings and sales from 10am to 5pm seven days. The restaurant is open Thurs - Monday from 12noon to 4pm, check website for winter closure. Bookings recommended.

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