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Breaking News! Our stunning Akarua Pinot Noir 2017 has just collected its second Gold accolade at this years Royal Easter Show Wine Awards.

Nothing beats hands-on vine time 🍇

How’s that for visually pleasing? This gorgeous image was taken by one of our vineyard team last month, over our home vineyard on Cairnmuir Road 👏

Wishing all of our customers, friends and industry partners a love filled Valentines Day! And if your gift was "lost in the mail", be sure to pop into one of our cellar doors to pick up the perfect treat.

Flash back to the crystalline, gelid beauty of Stockholm in January. A top of -13C ❄️ brrr
Thank you so much to @domainewines for a wonderful visit! #akaruawines #nzwine #pinotnoir #ruapinotnoir @ Stockholm, Sweden

Love the industrial beauty of Lyttleton! 😍
A fun day today catching up with the restaurant and bar trade of #Christchurch
#akaruawines #nzwine #pinotnoir

Long lazy afternoons spent in the gardens of Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan, does it get much better?

We are on the hunt for a dedicated and enthusiastic wine-lover to join our team! If you think you could be our next cellar door manager we would love to hear from you.

Happy New Zealand Rosé Day! A day we know you will want to celebrate.

Just another day at the office🍷

Well have to say this was the best tasting experience we have had in the whole of New Zealand. What a welcome we had and this lovely lady is a credit to your company. Thank you so much. 🤗🤗

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Lovely photo of our stunning 25 steps vineyard thanks Jamie!
Our 25 steps single vineyard rosé is now pouring @akaruawineskitchenbyartisan and stay tuned for our 25 steps single vineyard Pinot Noir to be released later this year! 🍷
#akaruawines #nzwine #25steps

The impressive, terraced 25 Steps vineyard in the Pisa subregion of Central Otago - owned by @akaruawines #centralotago @pinotcentral

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THRILLED to be in this lineup with our friends from Central Otago. Thanks @theprovidores you guys rock 🥂
#centralotago We pride ourselves in having the largest selection of New Zealand vineyards of any restaurant in Europe. There are 10 regions in NZ, and here we present our red wines from Central Otago, in the South Island. 2016 Valli #gibbstonvineyard 2012 #burncottagevineyard 2013 #akituwine 2008 #ripponvineyard #emmasblock 2015 #akarua #bannockburnvineyards #nzpinotnoir #nzwine #nzwinery @chefpetergordon

A jam-packed couple of days with @andyraymondcrozier sharing our wine with the delightful wine trade of Dublin! Thank you Joe, Ben and Leanne of Liberty Wines for looking after us. Can’t wait to return. #akaruawines #nzwine #centralotagopinotnoir #centralotagosparklingwine @burncottagevineyard @ Dublin, Ireland

Hello #London! Fun and games amongst the UK wine trade with Liberty Wines. Some great chats, lovely people, lots of new friends made! #akaruawines #lwtasting #nzwine #akaruaontour #centralotagopinotnoir #bannockburnnz

Central Otago Pinot Noir (COPNL) Pinot Celebration is coming up Jan 24th-26th. A wonderful opportunity to rub shoulders with our talented local winemakers, international wine journalists and sommeliers and wine lovers from across the globe. Your chance to get up close and personal with your favourite wine region over three days of events featuring dinners at local restaurants, tastings, masterclasses and a lunch amongst the vines.
Akarua's winemakers Andrew Keenleyside and Josh Lee will be there and on hand for all your burning questions.
Contact Central Otago Pinot Noir (COPNL) on +64 21 826 427 for all event info.
See you there!

Some time with our beloved locals - a little tasting @henrys_cromwell this afternoon! Here until 6pm! Come see us!

Akarua's Bannockburn Cellar Door will be closed today. Open again tomorrow from 10.30am.

Some parting shots of our inter row cropping about to be mown and mulched to assist our soil organic matter at our De Bettencor vineyard. Mustard, radish, plantain, clover and grass have all done exceptionally well with the extra rain we have received as a region this season.

More exploitation, I mean “helping” from our kids at #southislandwineandfoodfestival on Saturday at #Christchurch. A great day meeting lots of wonderful people. Pinot Rouge was a huge hit and sold out! #familyroadtrip #akaruawines #nzwine #centralotagopinotnoir #akaruabubbles

Boys helping set up at #southislandwineandfoodfestival. Great day today #Christchurch ! Thanks for having us! #family #akaruawines #nzwine #pinotnoir #pinotrouge #ruarose #centralotagowine #bannockburnnz

Still reeling over here from our
🏆🏆🏆news! More glorious comments from the MW judges flowing in....
#threetrophies #bestwineofcompetition #sydneyinternationalwinecompetition #akaruawines #ruapinotnoir #nzwine

Beautiful, evocative words for our RUA Pinot Noir 2017 from Sydney International Wine Competition judges. RUA wins three trophies and BEST WINE OF COMPETITION! #akaruawines #ruapinotnoir #centralotagopinotnoir #nzwine #winetrophy #sydneyinternationalwinecompetition #sohotrightnow


We're very proud over here!
Congratulations to all the winners!


Are you 18 or over? If you're under 18 we can't let you in the cellar door.
(Sorry it's the law)