Tarras Cherry Corp Ltd cherry orchard

Location: Ardgour Valley, Central Otago

Land: 38 Hectares

Elevation: 420m

Set in one of the sunniest spots in New Zealand, this orchard is currently the largest single-netted orchard in the country, providing the crop crucial protection from the elements.

Project start date


Orchard reaches maturity


During flowering, more than eight million bees in hives are brought into the orchard to pollinate the flowers.
Our pollination partners, Taylor Pass Honey Co, provide bee hives to enable natural, biological pollination.
Overlooking Tarras Cherry Corp’s orchard is the picturesque St Bathans Range.
Netting creates an optimal microclimate within the orchard, to produce premium cherries.
Pruning cherry trees is an integral part of maintaining the Tarras orchard throughout the year.

Tarras Cherry Corp investors are like-minded professional, innovative and passionate people who have an affinity with the land in Central Otago.


cherry trees planted


first harvest


varieties growing

Only the best will do

All cherries are hand-picked when fully ripe and sweet. Our trained pickers look for ripeness indicators and pick fruit for consistency.

Technology supports workers

RFID technology developed by Dataphyll Grow ensures pickers are paid by kilogram of cherries picked, rewarding performance.

Exciting, delicious cherries

Cherry varieties growing at Tarras, range from bright red to deep burgundy in colour with each having individual eating characteristics.

The orchard, planted in 2018, harvested its first crop in December 2020. Positioned higher than many other orchards in the Cromwell Basin, it is less prone to damaging frosts.

The story of our remote location

Cherries from this orchard are marketed under the luxury Hidden Valley brand which draws from the story of its remote location and elevation to resonate with discerning customers.

Outstanding packaging for outstanding cherries

Unique topographical elements and the flora and fauna of Tarras Cherry Corp are captured in the Hidden Valley cherry packaging.