new Tiger expansion

VIneyard Expansion

21 March 2017

Viticulturist Michelle Crawford, Consultant Hamish Hay and contractor John Allison looking over the site of our new vineyard development at our Tiger vineyard in Cromwell.

This is a beautiful north facing slope above the existing vineyard area and will (hopefully) be the source of some of our future single vineyard Tiger pinots. Yum.  

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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......

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Netting March 2017

3 March 2017

Have you ever wondered how we get the huge nets over the vines? A joint effort between machine and manpower!  Click here to see.



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