The Pegasus Bay AKA THE VORTEX!
Back in 1985, when child labour was in the currency of ice creams and lollies, the Donaldson family planted the Pegasus Bay vineyard in the Waipara Valley. Thirty-four years on, Ivan and Chris Donaldson and their four boys, Mat, Mike, Ed and Paul all still work for the business – the kids for more than just sweets, these days.
Mat is the winemaker, Mat’s wife, Di, looks after the winery logistics, Ed is marketing manager, his wife, Belinda, is the restaurant manager, Paul is the general manager and Mike looks after local sales. Dad Ivan overseas the vineyard, and mum Chris takes care of landscaping and gardens.