Akarua was established by the Skeggs family in 1996, amongst the first daring pioneers of the Bannockburn subregion of Central Otago. We now have further vineyards nestled underneath the starkly dramatic Pisa Ranges, and it is here we are pursuing certified organic farming. We now harvest – 90% of which is pinot noir – in 88 separate parcels, committed to the diversity of our fragile desert mountain vineyards. Every Autumn we support our local community with the Akarua Arrowtown Festival, and profits are reinvested into future-reaching conservational projects. We value progression, but remain quietly steadfast about what still drives us today – family, our people and our place.