At Akarua we take an uncompromising approach to make textural wines of finesse, with poise and elegance. We take a holistic view, starting in the vineyard with care down to the individual vine, through to our gentle winemaking. Our aim is to elevate Akarua to showcase the very best of what Central Otago wine can offer.
Pinot noir, the second most widely planted grape variety in New Zealand, captures and reproduces the intensity from the terroir of Akarua and the Bannockburn landscapes, resulting in extremely aromatic, fruity and voluptuous wines, underpinned by a taut structure and silky texture.
The attention and care given to each and every vine will allow us to identify and optimise existing potential in order to create exceptional cuvées, selected from extremely high quality parcels or from special vinification. For the New Zealand market, Akarua will also produce a rosé from the Cairnmuir Road pinot noir grapes, which will be pale in colour due to the pressing process, and still white wines made from chardonnay, pinot gris and riesling.