The Donaldson Family name is a well known one in Wine circles. Pioneers of the Waipara Region in North Canterbury, they have been growing and making wine there since the 1970’s. Being among the first to do anything always makes for an extraordinary story, however it begins with something far more ordinary, something common to a lot of us. You see, wine was Ivan Donaldson’s hobby. A hobby that turned into a passion… for his entire family!