Tarras Vineyards The Canyon Pinot Noir

Gold & 95/100 in London! Just 3% from 13,000 entries won Gold!

Tarras Vineyards The Canyon Pinot Noir

2019, Central Otago New Zealand
  • Gold medal, 95/100 (International Wine Challenge, London), 5 Stars & 97/100 (Sam Kim), 5 Stars (Michael Cooper), 94/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
  • From over 13,000 entries just 3% left the International Wine Challenge with a Gold medal - this is one of 'em!
  • "This is powerfully graceful with stunning complexity" (Sam Kim)
  • Single vineyard, top class Central Pinot from The Canyon vineyard in Bendigo
Sam Kim – 97 Points
Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
International Wine Challenge GOLD
Michael Cooper 5 Stars

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Gob smackingly brilliant Central Pinot at its very best! Tarras is the name, Hayden Johnston is the man behind the name and The Canyon is the finest expression of Pinot they produce and only ever released in seriously exceptional vintages.

This single vineyard wine from The Canyon vineyard (it overlooks a canyon in case you were wondering) is all class and that’s backed by a stunning 95/100 score and a Gold medal at one of the world’s toughest wine competition, the International Wine Challenge in London! From over 13,000 entries only 3% left with a Gold medal!

Meanwhile back here in Aotearoa local critic Sam Kim gave it a whopping 97/100 scores and said “This is powerfully graceful with stunning complexity”

Geez, we thought the wine was interesting enough…and then we read the story about the main restaurant building at Tarras Vineyards that overlooks The Canyon vineyard. And more importantly how it got there!

Originally a restaurant at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell it was closed down and due to be bulldozed to pieces. Hayden stepped in, saved it and decided it’d be the centerpiece of Tarras Vineyards. Then came the mammoth task up loading the over size building on to a truck and carting it over 22km from Cromwell to the Canyon. Traffic had to be cleared, road signs were removed to make way, before finally Hayden had his new restaurant and tasting room perched on top of the hill over looking the Tarras vineyard.

No doubt a glass of bloody good Pinot was poured to celebrate at the end of that day!

  • 13.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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