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.
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.
“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
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.
Marlborough 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 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.
Our 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.
We 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.
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.
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