In 1978, John Marris planted some of the first contract grown grapes in Marlborough, ultimately inspiring his son Brent to pursue a wine making career and to become the first qualified winemaker from the region.
In 1999, Brent's successful Wither Hills company was merged with his father's vineyard holdings to continue the family legacy.
The company has a significant 300 hectares of superb viticultural land nestled in the heart of the region's Wairau Valley. The Wairau Valley is the major grape growing area of Marlborough bordered by the landmark range of hills to the South - the Wither Hills.
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Woolaston Estates was established in 2000 by Philip and Chan Woollaston & Glenn and Renee Schaeffer. The vineyard, Wai-iti River Vineyard, was planted in 1993.
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