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First delivery of our new development trellising this morning, another load tomorrow and then it's time to start putting it in the ground.
Our Cairnmuir Road vineyard looking absolutely stunning against yesterday's stormy afternoon sky.
Just a few more days left of our 2017 harvest, what a beautiful end to a busy season!
Last day of harvest today, small picks of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc from our Pisa Development block, everything now tucked up in the winery. Next project underway the same day!
To commemorate Anzac Day, both our Bannockburn cellar door and Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 25th April. Thank you for understanding.
We are here at the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival, looking forward to a great afternoon of Pie, Pints and Pinot!
End of the day, nearly finished and still stunning. Central Otago in autumn is simply unbeatable!
2nd last day of Pinot Noir harvest, today we are at our 25 Steps vineyard in Pisa. A stunning Central Otago day.
Something new for Akarua harvest today, we are picking our organically grown Sauvignon Blanc off our newest Pisa vineyard, formally Kawarau Estate.
Happy Easter to you all! Our Cellar Door in Bannockburn will be open as follows:
Friday - CLOSED
Saturday - OPEN
Take care and enjoy your Easter!
We are very excited to announce Akarua Pinot Noir 2015 has been awarded 5 stars and No.5 overall in Cuisine's latest Pinot Noir tasting, featured in their May edition.
A wonderful picture of the third generation of the Skeggs family visiting Akarua Winery. This gorgeous wee tot is Eva Skeggs, Sir Clifford's Great Granddaughter. Thanks for visiting Eva and we hope to see you back again soon - gumboots and all!
Winemaker warming his hands on a frosty morning.
First premium kolo ferment, cranking!!
Busy day in the Akarua Vineyards today, crews at Pisa, Felton Kofiua, Felton Kolo, Cairnmuir Rd C. White and Clutha, mostly Ponot Noir and the first of our barrel fermented Chardonnay
Another phase of harvesting underway this morning, Geoff from Vinetech in to helps us get a little more Rua in before the weather arrives mid week......will it arrive? Any budding forecasters out there?
Another 18 ton or so into the winery and everyone is still smiling......not a bad office either!
Where would we be without our line up of back packers vans, I am sure we see the same van back again every year or two with new owners! Young folk from around the world who turn up day in and day out and get us through our seasons. What a great job they do alongside our permanent staff. Good to see more and more vans with self contained stickers. Enjoy Akarua and NZ
First dig out 2017. Well done monica!
With our sparkling and rose in the winery it's time to crack into our Akarua Pinot Noir. Today we are in our Kolo block, one of Akarua's vineyards on Felton Road.
Based in the UK? Pop into see our friends at The New Zealand Cellar for a beautiful selection of New Zealand wines.
Just a few days left to enter for a chance to join our 'Harvest Celebration', dine beside the vines, tour the winery and listen to the beautiful sound of Anika Moa.
Having tidied up her notes this morning post vineyard visit and a little picking, Tony and Andrew you will be pleased to know my consultant agrees with your decision to pick!
Our first harvest from our newest vineyard, 25 Steps. Nice to be greeted by the sun!