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, Wooing Tree Estate is a truly family-owned and -run business. Originally from farming backgrounds in North Otago and more recently working in IT both in Wellington and overseas, they all came back to Cromwell (Central Otago) to run the vineyard at the end of 2004 in time for their first vintage in 2005.
The Estate is so named after The Wooing Tree, a local landmark that sits prominently in the middle of the vineyard. It has long been a place for locals to woo their lovers, and if it could talk, would have many a story to tell! These days it is not quite the private spot it once was…but they still have plenty of visitors proposing marriage and even getting married under the beautiful iconic tree, amidst the vines.
“The co-owners, Stephen and Thea Farquharson worked in IT before moving to Cromwell … they made a very good career move” Neal Martin, eRobertparker.com
2014/15 Blondie (Blanc de Noirs)
2011/12 Pinot Noir 2011 IWC 2015: Silver; Decanter 2015: Silver 2012 IWC 2015: Gold; Decanter 2015: Silver; Wine Merchant Top 100 Winner 2015