Down on the farm
An interview with Chard Farm owner, Rob Hay.
10 March 2017
“If Central Otago wine producers think they can produce premium quality wine, they are seriously deluding themselves.” - famous winewriter, quoted in 1993 - now anonymous
It is safe to say the founder of Chard Farm was up against heavy criticism for trying to plant a vineyard in Otago. Arriving in Queenstown in 1987, when local wine was virtually non-existent, Rob Hay put his wine-making studies from Germany to good use, and set about transforming Chard Farm into a vineyard......