Region : Central Otago NZ
Site : www.wooingtree.co.nz
Wooing Tree has quite a story! While working in the United Kingdom but yearning to return home to New Zealand, Steve and Thea Farquharson, along with Jane (Steve’s sister) and Geoff Bews, decided to join forces and find an ideal spot in Central Otago to make wine. In 2002 in Cromwell amidst their newly acquired land full of trees, the unknowing owners learned one of these trees had quite a romantic history. The ancient tree, known as the “Wooing Tree,” commanded a place in local lore as a lovers’ rendezvous. This solved the problem of coming up with a vineyard and wine label name – if only the tree could talk!