2020 crew - returning to different corners of the world!

9 June 2020

Our Harvest crew are slowly returning home to different corners of the world - where they can! 

Irene from Italy, Tom from England, Halley, Tucker and Tess from the US. 

The team had to isolate together permanently out at Chard Farm along with assistant wine maker Tim Sutherland and Nico Hay during Level 4. Despite the circumstances, they were rather pleased by their surroundings. They formed the best friendship bubble, having the beautiful winery as their home. 

We couldn’t have asked for a better bunch (excuse the pun) - thank you for all your help!

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A memorable harvest!!

9 June 2020

A note from our Chief Winemaker John Wallace: 

Once again Central Otago has proved that it produces its finest wines in the most challenging years. 

After a summer that could be described as mixed - we were fortunate to pick great fruit across all the vineyards and varieties; with Chardonnay being the clear standout, and Pinot Noir a close runner up. 

The 2020 wines will be known as the lockdown wines - they are showing the potential to be regarded as a very fine Central Otago vintage. 

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