Chard Farm was established in 1987 by Motueka brothers Rob and Greg Hay. They were the first to come into the area with the intention of setting up a commercial vineyard and selected the Chard Farm site after careful evaluation of the peculiarities of grape growing in Central Otago.
In 1987, encouraged by the endeavours of Central Otago’s early winemaking pioneers, Rob Hay planted out his newly acquired orchard in grapes, in the process neatly turning it into a vineyard. Perched on a hillside in a breath-taking southern landscape, the Hay family channel the classic cool climate varietals championed in great wine-producing regions like Burgundy and Alsace to create some of Central Otago’s finest vinous expressions.
Central Otago, New Zealand
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
11:00 AM- 5:00 PM