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“Favorite winery in New Zealand!”
Review of Chard Farm Winery

Chard Farm Winery
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US$146.12*
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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown
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US$121.15*
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Original Wine Tour
Ranked #37 of 123 things to do in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Specialising in Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer. Cellar Door Open for tastings 10am - 5pm weekdays and 11am - 5pm on weekends
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We first stopped by Chard Farm because it was a convenient stop on a bike day trip we were doing. It turned out to be an awesome experience.

We tasted up to ten wines, including some vintage, with no cost if we bought a bottle (otherwise it was simply a suggest donation). Our host was knowledgeable and gave us interesting information without the pretentiousness you sometimes get with wine-Os. The views were stunning, and the tasting room decorations we're unique and interesting. We ended up buying a bottle of Riesling, which I normally don't drink, which paired perfectly with our dinner of mussels.

A month later, when my parents visited, we took them there to experience it as well. It was just as great of an experience. We ended up buying a bit more expensive bottle, hoping to save it until it's "optimal year" to remind of us of our great experience.

Thank Miriam W
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Isolated vineyard in a scenic spot. Knowledgable host and good wines. Well worth a visit. Off the beaten track but a very scenic spot.

Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

My husband and I ended our bike ride here and ended up buying several bottles. The pourer was very charming and informative. It's on a hill all to itself and the views were wonderful. There was a picnic table adjacent and we had our lunch there with a glass of wine. The wines were very good and it was nice comparing the different pinots. It felt very personal.

Thank deSchenke
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

This was a pretty drive and the wines were nice. There is no tasting fee, just buy some wine or donate a tip. The staff was really quite friendly as well!

Thank Tia S
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Forget the Bungy Jump across the road, just drive along the gravel death defying road to the winery for your thrills, (bring a parachute just in case), with the reward of some stand-out tasting at the end. Particularly enjoyed the Pinot Gris but ended buying a Riesling. The host was very informative, adding a sense of humour to the occasion. Also enjoyed hearing the history of the winery and viewing the family photos.

Thank Stephen G
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