4 Barrels Wine Trail Takes a Winter Break

The iconic “4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail” is a must-do activity when visiting Cromwell. The wine trail connects four of Central Otago’s cellar doors, making it a heavenly pathway for wine lovers.

Unfortunately, due to several factors, Aurum Wines and Scott Base will be temporarily closed from 14 February and reopen in October 2022. However, Misha’s Vineyard Tasting Room and Wooing Tree Vineyard will remain open over autumn and winter, as will the trail link between the two cellar doors.

Additionally, from 8 February to the end of November, there will be a major construction of two roundabouts – one on the corner of SH6 and SH8B adjacent to Scott Base and the other further down State Highway 8B. There will be a pedestrian underpass connecting Cromwell to the Wooing Tree Estate subdivision during this time.

“The underpass from Wooing Tree Estate will actually make it much easier and safer for those completing the 4 Barrels Wine Trail to return to the centre of town,” said Steve Farquharson, Wooing Tree owner.

During the closure period, Scott Base will take the opportunity to make some changes to their premises with an expansion of their kitchen and some outdoor improvements. Scott Base has proven to be a popular spot on the trail, not just for tastings but also as a lunch spot due, in part, to their elevated views.