Pegasus Bay Winemakers Dinner
Spring Kitchen is delighted to host the Pegasus Bay Winemakers Dinner!
Indulge in a six-course modern fusion degustation with wine matching and meet Micheal Donaldson the man behind the huge success of one the finest vineyard in the Canterbury region.
Within the Waipara Valley Pegasus Bay vineyard gets maximum protection from the Pacific’s easterly breezes by being tucked up under the lee of the Teviotdale Range. Heat summation during the day is promoted by smooth stones and gravels left behind by an ice age glacier. The soil is free draining and of low fertility, resulting in naturally reduced vine vigour. This produces low yields of optimally ripened, high quality, flavourful grapes, which fully express the qualities of this unique setting. An unusually large vineyard staff allows operations such as shoot thinning, crop thinning, bunch exposure and fruit selection to be carried out meticulously.