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Bendigo Wine Cellar Opens

The newly redeveloped Tarras Village is now home to a contemporary wine destination, the Bendigo Wine Cellar.

A nod to the rich viticulture of surrounding Central Otago, the cellar is part of a vision founders Christina and Callum Grant of Bendigo Station have to put Tarras Village on the map as a visitor destination. The couple are also behind luxury knitwear brand Perriam, the Tarras Village Store and the Merino Shop, which was handed down by Christina’s parents.

“With so many vineyards gracing the Central Otago high country, it felt natural to open a space in the region where the wines can be celebrated and enjoyed,” says Christina. “We are hoping to continue my parents legacy and fulfil the vision of Tarras being a must visit destination.

Honouring the unique heritage of the region, whilst introducing a contemporary hospitality experience, accents of Tuscan design can be seen throughout the Cellar, with blush irregular tiles, taupe-painted rough-cast walls, wood furnishings and of course, Perriam sheepskin rugs adding a touch of Southern comfort.

The wine list was inspired by the vineyards that grace the hills of Bendigo Station, and with the option of tasting or taking home, the Cellar presents a range of the best wines in the region including Peregrine, Quartz Reef, their own Bendigo Station Vineyard and local craft beers from Rhyme and Reason, Ground Up and B Effect. The Cellar will offer tasting bites and food later in the year alongside plans for an outdoor laneway filled with seating options for summer.