Akarua

Akarua is a progressive, family-owned winery focused on producing pinot noir and sparkling wine speaking proudly of their unique origin.

About the winery
Located in the beautiful alpine region of Central Otago in the South Island, Akarua was amongst the first band of pioneering vineyards. With estates in the ‘Grand Cru’ of Bannockburn - in Felton Road and Cairnmuir Road – and the Pisa subregion including a certified organic block; Akarua has enviable and diverse terroir from which to draw. Akarua is a progressive, family-owned winery focused on producing pinot noir and sparkling wine speaking proudly of their unique origin and the dedicated and experienced Akarua team. Lavished with awards and accolades every year, Akarua’s wines are exceptional quality and enjoyed worldwide.

Learn more about Akarua and their facilities at:

http://www.akarua.com/

Location

Central Otago

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00Friday: 10:00 - 16:00Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
No
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
Children friendly
No
Region
Central Otago
Country
New Zealand
Organic
No
Wines produced
Pinot Noir, Methode Traditionnelle , Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Dessert Wine
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancPinot Noir
History & Geography
Sir Clifford and Lady Marie Skeggs planted their first vines on a premium north facing Bannockburn site back in 1996, beginning first with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first vintage was produced from the site in 1999 marking a historical 20 vintages this year. Since this the company has further expanded its vineyard holdings to include four additional vineyards, one on the iconic Felton Road, and three in the Pisa sub-region, totaling 130 hectares.
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