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Our Story

Pear Tree WinesThe 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.

Consistency, Adaptability & Control

With an aim to ensure the highest quality, the utmost consistency and 100% control. Pear Tree Wines manage all stages of production: from the ground up.

Own Vineyards

Consistent fruit year on year.


Ant’s Winery

Ensures highest quality and consistency.


Our Own Brands

All with specific intent.


Ant Moore Winemaker

Ant Moore

  • Australian born; raised in the Hunter Valley.
  • CSU Graduate, boutique and commercial winery work history.
  • Moved to Marlborough, New Zealand in 2002 to undertake role as winemaker for Isabel Estate.
  • From modest beginnings, has built a diverse business group centered on wine production from the ground up: vineyards, fruit harvesting & winery.
  • Drove Catalina Sounds and Crowded House brands. Devised the style, and produced all the wines within these brands. Built total production to greater than 120,000 cases of premium to ultra premium wine in 4 years.
  • Recently awarded best Pinot Noir under $20 by Winestate

“I try to make wines that are balanced first and foremost, and have refinement and interest. Their complexity is often subtle rather than overt, and they are made with food in mind. When approaching my winemaking, I am very open minded, I listen to others but will often take a path that many would not.” – Ant Moore

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Pear Tree wines are predominantly made from our vineyards in the Waihopai Valley, in the Marlborough region.

The Pear Tree vineyard is 90 acres, and the Duck n Pheasant vineyard is 70 acres. Within these are sections where each of our brands are developed individually based on growing techniques and the vagaries of the land such as soil type, orientation and water access.


MarlboroughMarlborough is a definitive new world wine region that is synonymous with sauvignon blanc; defining the varietal category in the 1990′s.

There is a wide diversity of geography; snow capped mountains, rugged coastlines, and river flats. It’s a cool maritime climate, with long sunny clear summer days. There is a large diurnal temperature range.

Grapes grown in sub regions or Marlborough: fertile river flats to mountain ridges and slopes.

The result is typically slow ripening fruit, with fresh vibrant flavours and good natural acidity.

New ZealandNew Zealand is the epitomised unspoilt environment. It is naturally beautiful, sparsely populated, pure and pristine. New Zealanders have long been environmentally conscious, having the benefit of developing the wine industry more recently. They are also innovative, driven by the isolation from the rest of the world.

Vineyards & Varieties


VineyardsOur estate vineyard ‘Pear Tree’ lies in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand and is positioned on a gentle 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.


VarietiesWe predominantly grow Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. The Pinot Noir we wine-make comes from vineyards both close by, and in Central Otago. Although we produce mainly still wines, when fruit show characteristics that lend themselves specifically suitable, we will ferment sparkling.


Wine Brands

Our brands tend to be vibrant and fresh as a result of our vineyard’s characteristics. Our wine-making techniques and intent result in typically balanced, subtle and restrained wines.

Pear Tree The epitome of our vineyard’s capabilities...
Little Black Stone Ripe, luscious fruit flavours and palate weight...
Waihopai Intense fruit flavours with classic characteristics...
Beachwood Finely balanced Sauvignon Blanc that is fresh and easy to drink...

Where to buy it

Available now in selected independent wine retailers and fine dining establishments.

  • Australia RRP $24.95
  • Ireland
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • USA

For More Information Feel free to call:

  • Simon Rees: Founder Managing Director on 0411 266 911
  • Matthew Farrah: Founder Sales Director on 0403 317 692
  • Ant Moore: Founder Winemaker on 2134 1392
  • Vincent Magrath: National Sales Manager on 0425 145 567


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Pear Tree Wines

Simon Rees
General Manager
Phone +61 (0) 411 266 911
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Ant Moore
Phone +61 (0) 2134 1392

Matthew Farrah
Phone +64 (0) 403 317 692
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Rogue Wines

Vincent Macgrath
Sales Manager
Phone +61 425 145 567

Mackenway Distributors

Bren Smith
Sales Manager
Phone +353 1 284 8411
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Macro Asia Wines & Spirits

Gareth Punton
Phone +852 3191 2012
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Apollo Fine Wines

Debbie Petito
Phone (516) 564-5600
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