A world class Pinot Noir planted and conceived
in Central Otago by Steve Farquharson
Wooing Tree is a family owned single vineyard estate situated next to the town of Cromwell in Central Otago. A local landmark, the Wooing Tree sits prominently in the middle of the vineyard and has long been a popular place for locals to woo their lovers.
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 optimise fruit quality.
Steve and Thea Farquharson and Jane (Steve’s sister) and Geoff Bews, were all working in the UK as IT professionals, but yearning to return home to New Zealand for a lifestyle change and to work on the land. They decided to join forces and look for a site in Central Otago to produce the very best pinot noir possible. In 2002 land was found and so the development of the Wooing Tree Vineyard began.
Wooing Tree has had a truly remarkable first few years, many trophies and gold medals, including the Best Pinot Noir in the world at the Hong Kong International Wines and Spirits Competition, along with a whole host of 5 stars and praise from wine writers around the globe.