Chard Farm Winery
Chard Farm is a small family owned winery located close to Queenstown, Central Otago and is committed to the production of the finest cool climate wines. Established in 1987, they are one of the pioneers of wine in Central Otago. Chard Farm have 5 Estate owned vineyards in the Cromwell and Gibbston regions. They specialize in Single Vineyard pinot noirs (the Tiger, the Viper and MkII) and sub-regional specific pinots, including the signature Mata-Au pinot noir from the Lowburn subregion. The winemaking philosophy is driven by the premise that people enjoy drinking interesting wines rather than tasting special wines. Chard Farm make wines to be enjoyed with food, conversation and contemplation. They do not enter competitions; so the wines tend to demand some interaction with the drinker, they do not deliver everything on offer in the first mouthful. Chard Farm's wines are complex and interesting, textural and elegant, that shows good fruit/acid balance and genuine flavour length.