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Bud Burst at Chard Farm

Spring's a scary time for us!

Couldn't resist sharing this beautiful image of the bud burst on the vines here at Chard Farm.   However, spring is a scary time for us - check out the fresh snow on Coronet Peak in the background!  We've already had the helicopters out twice frost fighting to protect our young buds .............. and there's more snow forecast for this Friday!

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Spring Composting at Chard Farm

Once again Spring is upon us and the vines have begun to grow.  A Spring tradition here at Chard Farm is making of this year’s compost.  The left over material from the 2013 winemaking process (magic) is layered with hay and locally sourced horse poo to compost down over the upcoming year.  The pile will be turned as required and the temperature checked repeatedly to ensure a healthy living compost.

Last year’s compost will be shovelled out under the vines that could use that little extra help to create the wonderful wines here at Chard Farm.

 

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