Akarua was established in 1996 by Sir Clifford Skeggs and is the largest family owned winery in Central Otago. Akarua currently owns five vineyards with two located in the prestigious Bannockburn sub-region in Central Otago.
Andrew Keenleyside the winemaker, and his team, are focused on managing the quality of fruit grown in our vineyard through to winemaking on our own on-site winery enabling us to have complete control from vineyard through to bottle.
Now also offering a cellar door and restaurant facility in the central Lake Hayes district, for more information or to dine visit www.akaruaandartisan.co.nz
Our winery cellar door is on Cairnmuir Road in the renowned sub-region of Bannockburn. Visitors enjoy award winning Pinot Noirs, Sparklings and whites, and are welcomed by our knowledgeable and friendly cellar door team; Kirsten, Rae, Sharon, Toni and Lynn. We also have a cellar door conveniently located at our restaurant site, Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan, in Arrowtown.