About us

TARRAS VINEYARDS is located near the Central Otago town of Tarras. The home vineyard is called The Canyon, found high up on the terraces of the old goldfields at Bendigo in Central Otago. Established by Hayden Johnston in 2002, this organically managed vineyard consistently delivers outstanding expressions of great Pinot Noir with floral aromas, intense fruit, spicy and savoury notes, good natural acidity and impressive tannin profiles. They are distinctive, icon wines that age.

Our Story

Since the first harvest in 2006, Tarras Vineyards has also made a name for delivering outstanding expressions of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. The style is not typical, not mainstream, with more complexity and a European subtlety wrapped up with an unmistakable Marlborough signature.

Our Wines

Grapes from our intensively managed, low yielding vineyards are picked at the optimum time and gently crafted into fine wine that allows the vineyards to express their unique qualities.

The Canyon

The Canyon at Tarras Vineyards Central Otago’s newest Cellar Door and Premium Events Venue recycled, repurposed and opening this summer.