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Wooing Tree is a family owned single vineyard site, situated in the heart of Central Otago next to the town of Cromwell. The 26 ha single vineyard site has 18 ha planted in mainly Pinot Noir of multiple rootstocks, giving variety and complexity. The site is owned by Stephen and Thea Farquharson and Stephen's sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Geoff Bews, who are all from farming backgrounds and are committed to producing top quality grapes. They came back to Cromwell to run the vineyard at the end of 2004 in time for their first vintage 2005. Steve studied viticulture, winemaking, and the WSET Diploma at Plumpton College in the UK, where Jane also studied viticulture. Their wine is made by award winning winemaker Peter Bartle and his team.
A tree on the land called ‘the Wooing Tree’ had long been a popular place for locals to woo their lovers. The impending removal of the tree for the vineyard prompted locals to campaign to save the tree. It turned out it had a special place in locals’ hearts and there were even stories of people being conceived under the tree. When the family learnt of its history and local importance, it was decided the tree had to stay and that this was the obvious name for the vineyard and image for the wine label. Now the tree sits prominently in the middle of the vineyard and it is becoming a popular place for marriage proposals and weddings. Visit the Wooing Tree Website.
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TasteThe wine shows delightful aromas of peaches and cream, with red berry, stone fruit and a hint of honey on the palate.EatPrawns with a touch of chilliWhyVin Gris, Blanc de Noir
TasteRipe cherries, plums & a hint of spicy complexity. Supple, soft & textural tannins, good weight & persistenceEatLamb cutlets, brushed with thyme oilWhyPrepare to be wooed