Wooing Tree – NZ Wine Website of the Week


Wooing Tree is owned by Stephen and Thea Farquharson and Stephen’s sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Geoff Bews, who are all committed to producing top quality grapes and wine and are a truly family owned and run business. They are originally all from farming backgrounds in North Otago, then more recently working in IT both in Wellington and overseas.

Wooing Tree is a family owned single vineyard site, situated in the heart of Central Otago next to the town of Cromwell and opposite the “Big Fruit Sculpture”. The location gives a perfect mix of various sub-regional climates and optimum heat degree-days.

Specialising in Pinot Noir Wooing Tree’s aim is to produce rich and intense fruit flavours from low yielding vines. Shoot and bunch thinning, pruning and harvest are all carried out by hand to ensure premium quality fruit.

Wooing Tree Vineyard is already one of the most visible vineyards in the region, having featured on TV, radio, newspapers and even had a poetry competition about it. It is fast becoming a popular place for marriage proposals and weddings.

Click the banner above to visit Wooing Tree, buy some wine and while you are there, read the story of how the vineyard got it’s name.