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“Somewhere actually OPEN !”

Wooing Tree Vineyard Limited
Ranked #7 of 47 things to do in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Wooing Tree is a local landmark that sits prominently in the middle of our family 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 we still have plenty of visitors proposing marriage and even getting married under our beautiful iconic tree, amidst the vines. Central Otago enjoys a perfect climate for producing beguiling Pinot Noir. Our single vineyard site is located in the very heart of the region, in the town of Cromwell, opposite the 'Big Fruit Sculpture'. Come and visit! You'll discover why we specialise in making Pinot with Passion...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Temuka, New Zealand
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144 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Somewhere actually OPEN !”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Lovely place, clean and nice staff - close to main highway not miles from the road !! pleasant choice of wines to try and buy reasonable prices too

Visited April 2014
Thank Gay B
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English first
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding small vineyard ”
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

We found the welcome here to be sincere and extremely friendly. The tasting room, toilets, restaurant and gardens were immaculately turned out. The outstanding Beetle Juice Pinot must be one of the best value wines available anywhere, and the Tikled Pink pudding wine is something fairly unique, as well as being excellent quality. Young children are well catered for with slides and a safe garden to run around in. There is seating outside as well with a lovely view over the small lake and towards the Wooing Tree itself.
Having visited over 20 vineyards throughout Aus and NZ on this trip, Wooing Tree was one of the real highlights - for quality of the wines and the welcoming facilities.
Ps - it was great to see the Wooing Tree wines in the duty free in Queenstown Airport. It tempted us into another few bottles as hand luggage!

Thank Mercedes1970
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A disappointment and more”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We visited Wooing Tree because we'd heard they produced good pinot noir. Sadly, we found all of their wines lack-lustre. But more concerning was the behaviour of the woman serving the tastings. When she heard my reply to her question of where in NZ we were from, she said, "Oh, there's a lot of crime there. We don't have that problem here because we're all middle-class whites" !!!!!!!My reply that diversity is a good thing in my experience launched her off on a tirade about all the things she thought were wrong with parenting and the school system. She certainly is a detriment to her employer.

Visited January 2014
3 Thank EJBSHJ
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Another great winery in Cromwell”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

The host was very knowledgeable and there were a great selection of NZ wine. You could order something small to eat as well if you wanted to as well.

Visited December 2013
Thank Rachshyang
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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We were wooed!”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

We received a very warm & friendly welcome at this cellar door and tried a selection of wines. There was no charge for the wine tasting. We loved the pinot noir!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank happytraveller5039
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