The Selfish Podcast with Chloe & Steph

31 Charlotte Hardy: Fun, friends and merriment while talking & drinking wine

December 20, 2023 Season 2 Episode 14
31 Charlotte Hardy: Fun, friends and merriment while talking & drinking wine
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The Selfish Podcast with Chloe & Steph
31 Charlotte Hardy: Fun, friends and merriment while talking & drinking wine
Dec 20, 2023 Season 2 Episode 14

In this episode Chloe & Steph are joined by Charlotte Hardy of Charlotte Dalton Wines and together they taste test some festive season bubbles. 

As the episode progresses & the bubbles flow, the wheels start to fall off and it gets a little chaotic! Just like Christmas!

Charlotte talks us (and we drink) through the episode:
- Taittinger, Brut Reserve NV
- House of Arras, Brut Elite
- Charlotte Dalton, Love you love me, Semillon 2017
- Deviation Road Sparking  (we don't try but do discuss)

We discuss Charlotte's career journey, inspiration behind the labels, tasting notes. what we are tasting/ how to think about tasting wines, cleaning your teeth, eating cheese, sparkling reds, listening to our hairdresser, sparkling clubs.

We also chat about:
- How we take care of ourselves during this time of year
- Support is out there if you need it over this time of year.  Australia helplines or Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Chloe's Christmas Tree (not thriving, just surviving)


About Charlotte:
Charlotte Hardy is the owner and winemaker of Charlotte Dalton Wines. She has spent 23 years in the wine industry, beginning her career at Craggy Range in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay in 2000. 

After five years Hardy left to work at Chateaux Giscours in Bordeaux, France, followed by a move to the United States to work for David Abreu, viticulturist and grower to some of the most cult brands in California. 
 
A move to South Australia in 2007 saw Hardy appointed first winemaker for The Lane vineyard’s new Hahndorf winery. Out of frustration at not being able to have grapes or wine analysed in the Adelaide Hills Hardy left The Lane in 2009 and established a mobile wine and grape analysis laboratory operating in the region.  

After two years running the lab Hardy employed staff to operate it and returned to winemaking as winemaker for Natasha Mooney’s wine consultancy business Wine Architect. Her own brand – Charlotte Dalton Wines – began in 2015, with Hardy making wine from a shed on her Basket Range property alongside her consultancy job.  

In 2017 Hardy welcomed daughter Ava and moved into working for her brand full time. Two years later Hardy’s son Sammy was born, and she and partner Ben Cooke moved to the Fleurieu Peninsula.  They established a new winery and cellar door in Port Elliot where they make and sell the Charlotte Dalton and Cooke Brothers wines. 



Links:
Charlotte Dalton on Instagram

Join us at our September Live Show - The Selfish Podcast by Candleight
September 14, 2024 @ Port Elliot, South Australia.
Early bird tickets on sale now! https://events.humanitix.com/the-selfish-podcast-by-candlelight

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Thank you again and see you next week xx Chloe & Steph

Show Notes

In this episode Chloe & Steph are joined by Charlotte Hardy of Charlotte Dalton Wines and together they taste test some festive season bubbles. 

As the episode progresses & the bubbles flow, the wheels start to fall off and it gets a little chaotic! Just like Christmas!

Charlotte talks us (and we drink) through the episode:
- Taittinger, Brut Reserve NV
- House of Arras, Brut Elite
- Charlotte Dalton, Love you love me, Semillon 2017
- Deviation Road Sparking  (we don't try but do discuss)

We discuss Charlotte's career journey, inspiration behind the labels, tasting notes. what we are tasting/ how to think about tasting wines, cleaning your teeth, eating cheese, sparkling reds, listening to our hairdresser, sparkling clubs.

We also chat about:
- How we take care of ourselves during this time of year
- Support is out there if you need it over this time of year.  Australia helplines or Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Chloe's Christmas Tree (not thriving, just surviving)


About Charlotte:
Charlotte Hardy is the owner and winemaker of Charlotte Dalton Wines. She has spent 23 years in the wine industry, beginning her career at Craggy Range in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay in 2000. 

After five years Hardy left to work at Chateaux Giscours in Bordeaux, France, followed by a move to the United States to work for David Abreu, viticulturist and grower to some of the most cult brands in California. 
 
A move to South Australia in 2007 saw Hardy appointed first winemaker for The Lane vineyard’s new Hahndorf winery. Out of frustration at not being able to have grapes or wine analysed in the Adelaide Hills Hardy left The Lane in 2009 and established a mobile wine and grape analysis laboratory operating in the region.  

After two years running the lab Hardy employed staff to operate it and returned to winemaking as winemaker for Natasha Mooney’s wine consultancy business Wine Architect. Her own brand – Charlotte Dalton Wines – began in 2015, with Hardy making wine from a shed on her Basket Range property alongside her consultancy job.  

In 2017 Hardy welcomed daughter Ava and moved into working for her brand full time. Two years later Hardy’s son Sammy was born, and she and partner Ben Cooke moved to the Fleurieu Peninsula.  They established a new winery and cellar door in Port Elliot where they make and sell the Charlotte Dalton and Cooke Brothers wines. 



Links:
Charlotte Dalton on Instagram

Join us at our September Live Show - The Selfish Podcast by Candleight
September 14, 2024 @ Port Elliot, South Australia.
Early bird tickets on sale now! https://events.humanitix.com/the-selfish-podcast-by-candlelight

____

Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoyed the show. If you liked what you heard there are a number of ways you can show your support ❤️:

-
share with a friend
- give us a 5 star review on your podcast platform
- Join our patreon The Selfish Podcast Inner Circle. This is a small contribution per month that helps us to produce and evolve the show and support the cost of pulling it together.
- Follow us on instagram @the.selfishpodcast
- Join our Facebook community The Selfish Podcast with Chloe and Step

Thank you again and see you next week xx Chloe & Steph