We had the pleasure of hosting Jamie Goode here yesterday. Jamie is rapidly becoming one of the leading UK Wine Journalists. He arrived here on the day his new E book New Zealand Pinot Noir was released world wide very cool. Hes here of course for the Central Otago Pinot Noir conference, starting 30th Jan. Goode also contributes to wine publications such as Harpers, The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, GrapesTALK and Sommelier Journal. Hes a very insightful and erudite wine dude.
His website is well worth a visit www.wineanorak.com
Check out - Jamie's new e-book on New Zealand Pinot Noir
See Jamie's review of his visit to Chard Farm - click here
We had a visit from a relative of the original Chard Farm family recently - Ross Collet from Timaru. Ross recalls visiting Uncle Eric at Chard Farm on his honeymoon 35 years ago and remembers milking the cows and stealing an old brass door knob from one of the cow sheds as a Chard Farm momento!
Chard Farm was formerly owned by the Chard family (1860 - 1979). Originally a market garden to feed the gold miners, it was later converted to dairying, cropping and then an orchard. Eric Chard was the last of the family to live here.