Greg Hay, proprietor of Peregrine, is a Central Otago native who started up Chard Farm winery some 18 years ago, pioneering wines in this region. Greg oversees current production of 8,000 cases of Pinot Noir and 3,000 cases of Pinot Gris. Greg and friends are unabashed Pinot Noir fanatics with a simple goal in mind: produce the finest Pinot Noir in New Zealand. The Peregrine vineyard sites are distributed throughout Central Otago in sub-regions of Lowburn, Bendigo, Northburn and Gibbston. The Region is situated on the 45th parallel, a similar latitude to Bordeaux and Oregon with a semicontinental climate - hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters.