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Akarua Wine Club

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By joining the Akarua Wine Club not only are you accessing award-winning Central Otago wines, you are also able to secure wines from the prestigious Edmond de Rothschild Heritage global range.

As well as your quarterly shipment, carefully selected by our winemaker and delivered to you door, you will also have the ability to access additional purchases at your wine club rate.

Membership Options

Choose which quantity of wine you wish to be sent to you each quarter.

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3 bottles

NZ$96

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6 bottles

NZ$180

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12 bottles

NZ$330

How does it work?

Step 1: You will receive an email confirming your upcoming wine club shipment.

Our quarterly wine club shipment is dispatched in February, May, August and November. You will receive an email one-month prior confirming which wines have been selected for your wine club shipment. We will also send you a reminder two weeks and two days prior to your shipment date to your email address.

Step 2: Confirm or customise your quarterly shipment.

Once you have received the email, you can confirm if you would like to customise, create a standing order (the same varietals for each shipment) or go ahead with our winemaker's selection.

We will confirm by email the exact date the payment will be taken from your account. You will also be sent a two week and two day reminder for when your card is going to be processed. Wine Club members are welcome to login, select the wines for their shipment and ship straight away if they prefer.

If you are away or you have a surplus of Akarua wine at home, you are more than welcome to skip the shipment by replying to our email.

Step 3: Card is charged and your shipment is dispatched.

You have the ability to customise and ship your wines straight away by logging into your my account area or contacting us directly.
Otherwise we will ship your wines as follows:

12 bottle member cards will be charged and shipments dispatched on the first week of the shipment month.

6 bottle member cards will be charged and shipments dispatched on the second week of the shipment month.

3 bottle members cards will be charged and shipments dispatched on the third week of the shipment month.

(Please note this is subject to change).

Step 4: Enjoy your wines and the benefits of being a member!

You will find a delicious box of Akarua Wines popped on your doorstep.

International freight orders - how does it work?

For Australia, we operate our very own Australian Wine Club. Please visit our Australian website for more details or sign up here.

For other international freight options, the above steps will still apply with extended freight times.

For more information on international freight options for our wine club - please email cellardoor@akarua.com

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Member benefits

  • • 15-24.99% discount on Akarua wines online and through the Bannockburn cellar door.

  • • 15% off Edmond de Rothschild Heritage global range (limited releases)

  • • Invitation to our annual Akarua Harvest Lunch.

  • • First offer on library and limited release wines.

  • • First offer on new vintages.

  • • Invitations to Akarua events including Winemaker Dinners, product launches and new Edmond de Rothschild Heritage hospitality experiences at our Bannockburn Estate.

  • • Refer a friend incentives (Please contact the Cellar Door for details).

Free shipping in New Zealand
Yes
No
No
Percentage discount on Akarua wine purchases at Cellar Doors
24.99
20
15
Ability to customise quarterly shipments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Invitation to Akarua Harvest Lunch
1st*
2nd*
3rd*
Access to library and limited release wines
Yes
Yes
Yes
Invitation to Akarua Events including Winemakers Dinners and product launches
1st*
2nd*
3rd*
Refer a friend incentive
Yes
Yes
Yes
Percentage discount on Edmond de Rothschild Heritage Range
15
15
15

*Level of priority.
Capacity for Harvest Lunch
and all events is limited

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Receive four deliveries of Akarua wines every three months, in February, May, August and November.

How much does each shipment cost?

To keep things simple your payments will be the same for each quarter. Please note customised orders may vary from prices indicated below.

3 bottle Winemaker's Selection $96 per quarter

6 bottle Winemaker's Selection $180 per quarter

12 bottle Winemaker's Selection $330 per quarter

Prices are subject to change.

How does my online account work?

If you have signed up as a wine club member online you will already have your online account created. If we have created your wine club membership for you in-house you will need to press the ‘request password’ option.

How do I adjust my shipment online?

Login to your account area on our website.
Click on my account.
Click on Club memberships.
One month prior to your shipment, we will automatically add the winemakers selection to your package. The winemakers selection is added as a bundle option to your shipment automatically.
If you wish to customise, select the 'adjust your shipment' button.
You can remove the winemakers selection and add the bottles you wish to include for your upcoming shipment.

You can also adjust your shipment by emailing cellardoor@akarua.com or calling us on +64 (0)3 445 0897

What discount do I receive on additional wine purchases over and above my quarterly wine club shipments?

3 bottle members receive 15% discount on RRP of additional wine purchases.
6 bottle members receive 20% discount on RRP of additional wine purchases.
12 bottle members receive 24.99% discount on RRP of additional wine purchases.

Please note, discounts do not apply to the Siren Pinot Noir.
The Edmond de Rothschild global range is available to club members at limited times with a 15% discount.

What freight charges apply to Wine Club purchases?

All purchases of 12 or more bottles are shipped freight free within New Zealand.

A $10 freight charge applies to 3 and 6 bottle purchases within New Zealand. International shipping available. Please contact the cellar door for international delivery options and freight charges.

Email cellardoor@akarua.com or phone us on +64 (03) 445 0897

Which wines will be included in the Wine Club shipments?

A third of every shipment will include our current release Akarua Pinot Noir. The rest of the shipment will be made up of at least two other current releases.
You can choose to customise your shipment according to your preferences if you wish.

How do I know which wines will be included in each shipment?

In the month prior to each shipment, you will be advised by email of the wines to be included in the upcoming shipment. These wines will be automatically forwarded to you unless you request to customise your order at least 2 weeks prior to the shipping date.

How do I pay for my Wine Club shipments?

The cost of each shipment together with any applicable freight charges will be charged to the credit card submitted with your membership application. We will indicate the date your card will be charged during the shipment month. All credit cards are stored in our encrypted payment system and cannot be viewed by any staff member at any time.

Can I change my Wine Club order at any time?

You can change your Wine Club order at any time up to 2 weeks prior to any shipping date. We will notify you of any resulting change to the amount to be charged to your credit card.

Can I change my Wine Club membership status?

You can upgrade your membership status or change to another membership option at any time up to 2 weeks prior to any shipping date.

Do I have to take every quarterly shipment?

We appreciate that some members may from time to time may be away from home and/or unable to receive a delivery, so you may skip a shipment by notifying us up to 2 weeks prior to the shipment date without penalty.

What if I decide I don’t want to be a member of the Wine Club anymore?

After one year, your membership can be cancelled by written notice at any time up to 2 weeks prior to any shipping date. You may also choose to place your membership on hold (for a maximum of 12 months) rather than cancelling, which will enable you to continue to receive our newsletters and enjoy all other exclusive membership benefits until you choose to recommence your quarterly shipments.

Can I pick up my wine from the winery instead of having it shipped to me?

Yes. If you would rather pick up your wines from our Bannockburn Cellar Door you can select that option when specifying your shipment information. Please note, we are unable to offer pick up at our Arrowtown Cellar Door, due to very limited storage space.

Can I still get a discount at Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan in Arrowtown?

As of 6th October at 4 pm Akarua is now proudly owned by Edmond de Rothschild Heritage. This ownership does not include the Arrowtown Cellar Door or Restaurant premises and this will no longer trade under Akarua, meaning wine club members will no longer receive a discount here.

Can I choose other Edmond de Rothschild wines to be included in my shipment?

Unfortunately, due to very limited volumes, the Edmond de Rothschild global range is not available when customising wine club shipments, we can offer these to you however as additional purchases when in stock.

I can't find RUA or Sparkling on your website?

As of 6th October at 4 pm Akarua is now proudly owned by Edmond de Rothschild Heritage and will no longer produce some wines previously made under the Akarua name, these include:

- All RUA label wines
- Methode Traditionelle
- 25 Steps
- Lilyvale Single Vineyard
- Kolo Pinot Noir

But don't panic, we promise there's lots of exciting options for you to try instead, including Barons de Rothschild Champagne and Château Clarke Bordeaux.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Wine Club & Wine Purchases

By purchasing products via the Akaura Winery website you agree to and are bound by the Terms and Conditions listed on this webpage. These Terms and Conditions may be amended by Akarua Ltd at any time.

Wine Club Membership

Akarua Wine Club Membership is subject to a minimum of four purchases. By ticking the Terms and Conditions box at sign up confirmation, you are agreeing to these terms. After one year, you are free to cancel at any time up to 2 weeks prior to any shipping date, without penalty.

Privacy Policy

We respect and honour the privacy of our customers. We will not at any stage sell or rent your personal information to any third party, except as permitted under the Privacy Act 2020. If you agree to sign up to our wine club or mailing list; your details will be added to our database to receive updated information from us. Any personal details collected by Akarua Ltd are stored in a private database that will only be used to support your customer relationship with us.

Sale of Liquor Act

Akarua Winery is a New Zealand owned off license as defined in New Zealand’s Sale of Liquor Act and is legally authorised to promote, sell and deliver wine via online or mail order. It is illegal for Akarua Winery to sell liquor to any persons under the age of 18. It is also illegal for anyone to purchase alcohol who is under 18 and to make a false declaration of their age in order to purchase liquor. It is against the law to use this website to purchase liquor if you are under the age of 18.

Returns and Refund Policy

Akarua will make every effort to ensure that your purchases are not faulty or defective. Under the Consumers Guarantees Act we will replace goods that are not of merchantable quality. If you are not satisfied in regards to your purchase(s) please feel free to contact us at +64 (03) 445 0897.

Payment Policy

Akarua Ltd accepts all payments via Visa, MasterCard. As a New Zealand owned organisation all payments are made in NZ dollars, inclusive of 15% GST. Please note we no longer accept American Express.

Payment Security

Akarua Ltd does not retain any credit card information provided by our customers. All payments are done securely through our bank and payment provider. Our payment providers are committed to data security and use a variety of technologies and procedures to help protect personal information from unauthorised access.

Delivery Times

Akarua Ltd will aim to deliver all purchases within two to five working days however we do ask that you please allow up to ten working days for quarterly Wine Club shipment deliveries. Purchases can be made internationally however an additional cost will be incurred. For more information on these additional costs please contact us on +64 (03) 445 0897.

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