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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!

Another stunning morning in bannockburn for harvesting.

Want to celebrate the harvest with Akarua? We are offering two lucky people the chance to join us for the exclusive 'Harvest Celebration' at our Cairnmuir road vineyard in Bannockburn. Tour the winery, meet our winemaker, enjoy a gourmet barbeque and Akarua wines whilst listening to live music from Anika Moa. Simply share this post and tell us who you would bring and why. A winner will be selected on Monday 27th March. Flights & accommodation not included, entrants must be over 18, T&Cs apply.

Ok Dr Tony Jordan, Andrew Keenleyside and Tim Parker, you may have a little more experience than my previous consultants, but you need to work on the outfits! A green light for 7 days of bubbles harvest, Pinot and Chardonnay! Woohoo

An exciting afternoon ahead for the Akarua winery team as the first fruit begins to arrive for our sparkling base.

Vintage 2017 is underway! Another stunning day in Central Otago

12 hours till the start of vintage 2017. 1 year and one day since we started vintage 2016. So much has happened in that time, new vineyards, new restaurant/cellar door, lots of happy customers. Join us with your favourite Akarua wine tomorrow, we will be celebrating in the morning with bubbles in our favourite spot, one of our vineyards in Central Otago. Cheers from The Vineyard Team

A beautiful under the net view from our Lowburn vineyard.

Rye corn mown, raked and baled off the development block at Pisa, a great stock for composting. The place looks a bit bare, seven months to go and the new vines start arriving! Next update from the vineyard will be start of Vintage 2017!

We may be a little bias but we think this could be the best edition of Mindfood yet!

It's been a demanding season and with harvest for Methode base wines looming, it's reassuring to know I can turn to old hands. All it cost was a long Sunday lunch at Akarua Wines and Kitchen by Artisan!

An amazing first review in The Mirror for Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan!

It was all hands on deck last week for our hardworking Vineyard team to get the vines fully pest proof as Veraison began!

A great 93 Point review from MS Cameron Douglas of our RUA Pinot Noir 2016

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Oyster season and 'Let us call your Bluff!'...

Summer has finally arrived in Central Otago and what a beautiful weekend it was in the tranquil gardens of Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan. Open 9am-5pm, 7 days.

International Tasting session at Pinot Noir 2017 this morning with an incredible panel guiding 600 attendees.

Kicking things off in true Central Otago style with handmade central cherry sorbet in the Otago and Waitaki regional tasting room at Pinot Noir 2017!

We are thrilled to be here in Wellington for Pinot Noir 2017! Three days of the best Pinot Noir from across New Zealand, incredible cuisine and fantastic events!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this year's Pinot Noir 2017! Come and say hello to our team and try some delicious Central Otago Pinot's.

Rosé month is almost upon us and we can't wait! Which is your go-to Akarua Rosé?

Happy Friday all, the perfect day for a glass of Rua Pinot Rosé here in sunny Central!


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