I fell for ‘Blondie’ at Wooing Tree Vineyard, I liked her “delightful aromas of peaches and cream”. Next I fell for a love story ….. a couple met over a glass of Wooing Tree, a few years later they said their vows at the vineyard. The couple continue a long tradition of Wooing Tree romance.
The vineyard takes its name from a large pine tree, affectionately known by locals as the Wooing Tree. The tree could have succumbed to a chainsaw when the vineyard was being developed – the new owners were unaware it was Cromwell’s lovers lane. Locals campaigned to save the tree and a poetry competition was held in its honour. The winning poem tells a tale of devotion to a tree that helped increase the local population. Long live the Wooing Tree, may there be many more proposals beneath its branches.
Wooing Tree Vineyard is opposite the Big Fruit Sculpture in Cromwell on Shortcut Road. It’s a small, family friendly vineyard that serves light meals and platters. Open 7 days from 10am – 5pm.