Tarras Cherry Corp Ltd cherry orchard
Location: Ardgour Valley, Central Otago
Land: 38 Hectares
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
cherry trees planted
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.