The vineyard and its wines are the vision of three friends, Matthew Farrah, Simon Rees, and Ant Moore. They met at University, shared a passion for wine and a big idea. In 2004 they bought an old pear orchard and planted sauvignon blanc vines. 2019 will be our 12th vintage.
Pear Tree Wines aims to create wine that is unique, memorable and consistent, with the best value-quality proposition at a variety of price points. Our estate vineyard ‘Pear Tree’ lies in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand and is positioned on gently sloping valley ridge.
The vineyard has moderately fertile, stoney and clay based soil. Together with the harsh climate, we have naturally restricted vigor, resulting in wines that have more minerality and are restrained. The clay helps retain water and develop Pear Tree’s herbaceous-ness. A departure from the Marlborough norm, the Pear Tree vineyard is located off the valley floor adding to the complexity and balance of the wines.