River Run is the winery's Central Otago regional Pinot Noir made from grapes grown in vineyards in different sub-regions of Central Otago. All of Chard Farm's vineyards are accredited under Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
Chard Farm is a small family owned winery located close to Queenstown, Central Otago and is committed to the production of the finest cool climate wines. Established in 1987, they are one of the pioneers of wine in Central Otago. Chard Farm have 5 Estate owned vineyards in the Cromwell and Gibbston regions. They specialise in Single Vineyard Pinot Noir such The Tiger and The Viper) and sub-regional specific Pinots, including the signature Mata-Au Pinot from the Lowburn sub region.
River Run is the winery's Central Otago regional Pinot Noir made from grapes grown in vineyards in different sub-regions of Central Otago. The deep alpine valleys and waterways of Central Otago have carved the land available for grape growing into quite distinct sub-regions. Each pocket of land has its own unique climate and soil mix producing quite different styles of Pinot Noir. River Run captures the character of each of the sub-regions where the vineyards are planted. Lowburn gives bright, fresh sweet fruit, Gibbston savory and herbal tones, and Parkburn brings good texture and mineral length.
"Pleasingly pure, limpid pinot noir with dark cherry, violet, spice, anise and wood-smoke that I think might be fruit-derived rather than oak-derived. Smooth-textured wine with intensity and character. A serious pinot at a good price." 93pts - Bob Campbell - The Real Review
All of Chard Farm's vineyards are accredited under Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
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