Chard Farm Winery, Queenstown

4.5
#7 of 22 in Wineries in Queenstown
Learn about Otago's famous Pinot Noir in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere at Chard Farm Winery. Drive down the infamous Chard Farm road with rugged bluffs and at the end you will be rewarded with the majestic hillside vineyards, with rugged mountains rising up on either side. The winery primarily produces varieties of pinot noir and cool climate whites which you can sample in a fun, informal setting in the small intimate cellar door, then pick up a bottle or two to take home. Families with children are welcome here. Plan your visit to Chard Farm Winery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Queenstown trip planner.
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  • If you like Pinot noir wine then this small winery is well worth a visit. Very high winding drive to get there which added to the adventure. Great views out across the valley.  more »
  • Our favourite vineyard in the gorge Chard Farm offers a friendly informative cellar door. The vineyards small block formation make it as pretty as a picture particular during the decent from the...  more »
  • The tasting is good and Pinot Noir is really beautiful. We arrived around 3pm. The views is fantastic. I am big recommed come.  more »
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  • Charming vineyard. Excellent wines. If you like something between dry and fruity try the gewuztaminer or vipers vineyard riesling 2017.
  • Great tastings in a cosy setting. One of the more picturesque vineyards in the region
  • Beautiful vineyard located across from the main highway. The road to arrive is a bit narrow but you pass one of the Lord of the Rings film sites. The tasting room offered a chance to sample a few of their wines before making a purchase. Super helpful and friendly staff on site.
  • Getting there is half the adventure!!! Chard road, that leads to the winery, is both spectacular and adrenaline pumping with its windy turns and astonishing views that are true to the core of NZ. This is a true gem. The tasting area is simple but functional and pays great homage to the biking souls with its great person on bike work of art in the main yard. The bathrooms are cleverly named to pay homage to the raging waters along its shores. The wine tasting if FREE and you get the feel that this small but great vineyard is special. There were two houses on the property that look as though they belong to the family. Given its astonishing locations it would be amazing if you could stay there but growing too big might also come at a cost. This is a must do on your wine tour!
  • Great cellar door - arguably with the best vista of any vineyard in New Zealand. Great wines that are reasonably priced, and the service at the cellar door is great, first time from Pauline who was great to chat to and second time from Jesse who was able to introduce the wines in Mandarin to our family visiting from China who do not speak English. Free shipping in NZ for six or more bottles, which we gladly took advantage of. It was a very nice touch to have a hand written note from Pauline when the wine arrive. Great service, great wine, great views - well done Chard Farm team!

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