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Why the Woolshed

The Wet Jacket brand is a unique concept reverencing the history of farming in Central Otago and celebrating the modern wine industry of today.

The Woolshed at Bendemeer is very much a representation of the Wet Jacket brand. With the Woolshed's historical significance to the Wakitipu Basin and the regions farming history, the result is a perfect fit of old and new.

To elaborate, the industry of wine making and grape growing are a more recent but further extension of farming in Central Otago - where today we see those sheep stations of the past replaced by vineyards. The Woolshed and Wet Jacket are a unique synergy, sharing the history of farming with winemaking in one interesting and exceptional venue.

Oh - and isn't it just perfect that they both start with W?