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Making its mark: Pegasus Bay

Pegasus Bay has long been recognised for its top drops and now the exceptional space with its breathtaking gardens, lakes, wetlands and beautiful restaurant is making its mark as a premium event venue in Waipara.



“This is a new direction for us after 30 years operating our restaurant,” says Marketing Manager Edward Donaldson, the latest generation of the Donaldson family which established Pegasus Bay in the 1980s.

“We have long been approached about events packages and with about 15 acres of very well-maintained gardens, it’s a very unique location in terms of its indoor-outdoor flow, whether it’s a wedding ceremony or canapés and drinks on the lawn,” Edward says.

Pegasus Bay can cater for up to 110 for a sit down meal across the restaurant and mezzanine floor; a striking space which features 100-year-old recycled rimu panelling and kauri flooring, beautiful chandeliers and Jonathan Smart Gallery artworks.

Add in some of the best fine wines in the region and it’s the perfect place for any event.


Pegasus Bay Vine Run

Supporting a good cause: Pegasus Bay Vine Run + Win with Metropol

If you fancy a run/walk amongst the picturesque hills, valleys and vineyards of Pegasus Bay followed by live music and a glass of wine all while supporting a worthy cause then you won’t want to miss out on the Pegasus Bay Vine Run.


Pegasus Bay Vine Run


After a successful inaugural event (earlier this year) the second Pegasus Bay Vine Run will be held on Sunday, 27 January 2019.
Created to raise funds for the New Zealand Brain Research Institute and organised by the Donaldson family of Pegasus Bay Winery, registration for the event is now open. “My father, who is the driving force behind it all, practised as a neurologist in Christchurch for 30 years, while also setting up the winery,” Mike Donaldson says.


Choose to run or walk a 6km or 10km option.


“As a founding member of the institute, he decided on a fun family event to raise funds for the cause, where people can choose to run or walk a 6km or 10km option, bring a picnic and enjoy a day out.”

Tickets are $75 each and include a bottle of trophy wine to take away. Register for the event on or email Mike at


Win With Metropol

Metropol has two double passes to the Pegasus Bay Vine Rut to giveaway to some lucky readers. Enter at Winners will be drawn Monday 3 December.