Drive through the beautifully manicured vineyard, park by the pond where little native scaup (black teal) often float, and walk round to the striking winery. With a roof sculpted like the wing of a falcon in flight, it’s won several architectural awards but sits inconspicuously in the landscape. Nelson, the black Labrador, may well be sitting sphinx-like in the sun at the corner. The tasting room is almost underground with the barrel hall visible through a glass window.
Things to know
With organic vineyards in Gibbston and Bendigo, winemaker Nadine Cross also draws fruit from Lowburn to make the Peregrine, good-value Saddleback, and the super-premium Karearea ranges.
The pinot noir is not to be missed. Try the taut, racy rieslings – dry, medium and late harvest.
Stroll through the barrel hall and take in the aromas of pinot noir maturing in French oak. Peregrine’s car park is one of the access points to the Gibbston River walking and mountain bike trail.