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looking down on WTvineyards and Cromwell

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.

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Current Wines

Ripe hand picked fruit, gentle winemaking and maturation in French oak have resulted in an attractiv...
This unique Blanc de Noir was made from 100% Pinot noir grapes, grown on our family owned vineyard. ...
This Chardonnay was made from grapes grown in the Cromwell Basin. Ripe hand picked fruit and barrel ...
This refreshing style Rose was made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, grown on our family owned vineyard....
Especially low yielding ripe hand picked fruit, gentle winemaking and extended maturation in French ...
It has attractive aromas of peaches, raspberry and rhubarb crumble on the nose. Intense flavours of...


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.



Approximately 44,000 vines were planted in 2002. The 26 ha single vineyard site has 16 ha planted in mainly Pinot Noir of multiple rootstocks giving variety, complexity and risk minimisation. The vines are all grafted on American rootstock to prevent phylloxera problems. 



Steve studied viticulture, winemaking, the wine trade and WSET Diploma in Wine at Plumpton College in the UK before setting up a wine importation company and selling wine in the UK 2003 to 2004. Jane studied viticulture at Plumpton College also. 


We are currently waiting for information from our suppliers - details will be posted as soon as we receive them.