20 Oct 2014

The story of Pegasus Bay restaurant and winery

From Nine To Noon, 11:32 am on 20 October 2014

Christchurch neurologist Ivan Donaldson planted Canterbury's first vineyard at Pegasus Bay almost thirty years ago and now Canterbury is the country's fifth largest wine-growing region. From humble beginnings as an amateur winemaker, the family business has grown and now employs three of Ivan and Chris Donaldson's four sons. The Waipara Valley vineyard produces Riesling, Pinot noir, chardonnay and other varieties, there's an award-winning restaurant on-site too. One of the sons, Ed Donaldson is a trained chef and he's along with some recipes from Pegasus Bay restaurant. He's been instrumental in a book which tells the family's story, The Vintner's Table - Stories, wine and recipes from Pegasus Bay Winery.