Chard Farm Vineyard

+64 3 442 6110 Gibbston, RD 1
Queenstown, Central Otago,
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Chard Farm is now a thriving vineyard, it was formerly a market garden set up by the Chard family in the early 1860’s to feed the local gold miners as they passed by on their way to Arrowtown and Queenstown. After the new bridge was built across the Kawarau in 1880, the farm was gradually converted to dairying and cropping. The farm was sold out of the Chard family in 1979. A lot of earthworks took place to interlink the alluvial fans and an attempt was made to establish a stonefruit orchard. A 4,000,000 gallon dam was also built to provide frost fighting water and irrigation water for the developing orchard.
 
In 1987 the current owners, Rob Hay and Gerdi Schumann purchased the farm and carried out further major earthworks before planting out the whole site as a vineyard. The west block was the last block to be planted in vines in 2004.
 
A winery was built on the site in 1993 and upgraded with a dedicated pinot cuverie and barrel cellar in 2003. A guest lodge &ndash Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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  • I go to S. Calif every winter to visit family and drive up to Santa Barbara for a day to visit vineyards. We've now been to quite a few vineyards and among our favorites are Zaca Mesa, Koehler and Bridlewood.  But the stand-out vineyard was Demetria. You need a reservation to visit, but it's worth it. It's at the end of a long winding private ro... Read More

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  • The reach of Santa Rosa-based Jackson Family Wines now stretches from one side of the world to the other. The family-owned winery recently purchased South Africa's Fijnbosch farm, a piece of land which, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, includes a 20-acre vineyard in South Africa's famed Stellenbosch region. “The family has been lookin... Read More

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  • We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend. Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.So what's the first thing to do in win... Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner?  I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia.  This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More

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  • Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is 2hr 15min. $34 per adult... Read More

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  • You guys should try a Wilde Farm Chard that OT recommended to me.. outstanding!!!from the website....Brosseau Vineyard, ChaloneWinemaker’s notes:Orange rind, wet marble, green papaya and kefir lime zest on the intense aromatics of this brilliantly bright Chardonnay. The palate is streamline and alive w/ minerals, citrus and a distinct note of ho... Read More

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  • We're heading back to (my favorite wine region) Russian River the first weekend in October and are looking for advice on what to do and what to expect.  We've been to RRV several times but only during the off season.  Is there anything special we should do at this time of year, and conversely, is there anything we should avoid? Read More

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  • With harvest truly getting underway in northern California, up to now it's mostly been early whites and grapes for roses and sparkling wines, masses of enotourists are descending on the northern counties to enjoy them in their glory. While many of us think of wine country as a tourist destination, the truth of the matter is that it is an agricul... Read More

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