Introducing - Akarua & Central Otago - NZ:

Winery: Akarua Wines
Founded in: 1996*
Region: Central Otago - New Zealand
Owners / Founders: The Skeggs Family
Head Winemaker: Andrew Keenleyside

Sir Clifford and Lady Marie Skeggs purchased the land in 1995, and planting commenced in 1996 - with the first wines bottled from the 1999 vintage. The name Akarua was chosen to honour the establishment of the estate; two Maori words together meaning 'two vines', referring to the original varietals planted, pinot noir and chardonnay. The New Zealand Mountain Daisy indigenous to the region, was chosen by the Skeggs family as Akarua's emblem, anchoring the estate to the beauty of Central Otago. Akarua wines have won a dedicated following both in New Zealand and in many countries abroad and are proudly 100% estate grown and second generation New Zealand family owned. With lessons learnt over a quarter century, Akarua is focused on the future and excited for what lies ahead: - please enjoy this short insightful Akarua video… - *(published: March 2020)

Recent Wine Review:

Akarua ‘25 Steps’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Pisa, Central Otago - New Zealand
Head Winemaker: Andrew Keenleyside
4 Stars ★★★★
To read the full wine review - CLICK HERE