Wooing Tree’s New Vineyard

Wooing Tree Estate features in the Spring 2021 issue of QT magazine. The issue includes some words from vineyard owner Steve Farquharson about the new site for the award winning vines. 

New vineyard for Wooing Tree

By Jenny McLeod

The Wooing Tree wine label will maintain its prominent role in the Central Otago and New Zealand wine industry operating from its new Cromwell property.

Owner Steve Farquharson says the development of the Wooing Tree Estate led to the relocation of many of the 20-year-old vines which have been transplanted at their new vineyard close by.

“We have purchased an established vineyard which is only partially planted in vines and this has given us the space to transplant our original vines. This is a great opportunity for us to expand the Wooing Tree wine business and grow our capacity.”

Wine will be made from fruit at both sites and the familiar labels from Wooing Tree’s award-winning vintages will continue to be produced in the same quantities.

Steve says a new cellar door is being designed at the gateway to Wooing Tree Estate to take advantage of the anticipated tourism growth.

“A new retail offering on the highway will help capitalise on the opportunity for Cromwell to be a tourism hub for people who are visiting to cycle the new Lake Dunstan trail or for other activities. Our fit for purpose cellar door will be an important part of this and a wonderful asset for the region.”

Wooing Tree’s wines consistently attract national and international awards and most recently its 2019 Pinot Noir has achieved a gold medal at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards in London.

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