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AKARUA

First established in 1996 in Central Otago's Bannockburn region, Akarua today boasts the largest privately-owned estate in Central Otago, and they have recently added to their holdings. Akarua now have an impressive five vineyards in Central Otago, 123 ha in total across Pisa and Bannockburn. Of this hefty vineyard ownership, 94.36 ha (to be very exact) are currently under production. The majority of the vine-yards are planted in their signature Pinot Noir. Wines are 'hard won' from soils that are mostly broken schist and sand. There are extremes of hot and cold with frosts in winter, and dry nor'westers that devigorate the vines.
At Akarua, they put a lot of focus on the quality of the fruit, and in the winery, they employ minimalist, gentle techniques that allow the wines to express the purity of fruit and terroir. The consistency of Akarua’s wines is impressive, their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, et al. right up there with the best on offer. In fact, their Pinot Noir has garnered, over the last six vintages, no less than 12 trophies and 28 Gold Medals. Helming the winemaking team since 2015 is Andrew Keenleside. He was not new to Akarua, having been the assistant winemaker there for many years, his considerable experience in Central Otago, particularly with the company’s vineyards and winemaking facilities, standing him in good stead when flying the flag for Akarua’s lofty benchmark.
LOCATION
Central Otago, New Zealand
VARIETIES PLANTED
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Daily: 10:30 AM- 4:00 PM
DID YOU KNOW
Akarua's quality reputation is continuing to gather momentum with recent awards including Red Wine of Show and Pinot Noir Trophy for Akarua Pinot Noir 2010 at the 5 Nations Wine Challenge 2012, Champion Pinot Noir Trophy for Akarua Pinot Noir 2009 at the Royal Easter Show 2011, and a Gold Medal awar
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
4 - 4.5 Stars by Cuisine
5 Star
5 Stars by Cuisine Magazine
Air NZ Wine Awards Gold Medal Winner
Blue Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition
Cusine Top 10
Gold Medal Winner
Metro Top 100 Winner
Oak-Lite: Lean, Mean and Minerally Inclined
Off Dry - Pinot Gris & Riesling Styles
SYD INTERNATIONL COMP TOP 100
Trophy Winner
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Andrew Keenleyside

Andrew Keenleyside has been a key member of the Akarua winemaking team since 2009 when he joined as Assistant Winemaker. More than ready for the next progression in his career Andrew was promoted to Head Winemaker in September 2015. Based at Akarua in Bannockburn, Andrew is responsible for managing our 350 tonne winery, which is purpose built for producing Akarua’s premium Pinot Noir and sparkling wines, as well as white wines. With seven years also working in the renowned wine regions of California, Germany and Oregon, Andrew’s international experience has provided him with the platform to hone his skills in Central Otago.

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