Cycling Jacks Trail

Queenstown trail officially open

31 October 2012

We have been patiently watching the progress on the new cycle/walking trail linking Gibbston with Queenstown and Arrowtown.  Around 90 kms have been added and it’s now open. It provides a gorgeous tour through and around the Wakatipu basin and comes right past Chard Farm. So we will be expecting some of our Friends of the Farm to swing by on 2 wheels or 2 feet! next time they are visiting the area. For trail info check out

Dale Mitch

Every winery has a cellar door ……goat?!

30 October 2012

Yes not quite the cellar door dog here at Chard Farm.  Our resident kid goat was found up the Shotover river by cellar door crew member Mitch the other day. “Dale” was heard bleating amongst some rocks in the middle of the river near the old Bullendale gold mine – hence the “Dale” name.  She is super confident and even has a bit of a stroppy attitude if things aren’t quite as she would have them.   She is adored by all our cellar door visitors – but poor old Lola is feeling a bit less loved with all the attention now on Dale.


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