Akarua’s story is set in an arrestingly beautiful place… remote, challenging and wildly unpredictable.

Established in Bannockburn in 1996 by Sir Clifford Skeggs and proudly second generation family-owned, his son David is now director at Akarua.

Pictured on every label is a celebration of the indigenous and unique – the alpine daisy – growing wildly in the mountains of Central Otago.

The name Akarua was chosen to honour the establishment of the estate; two Maori words together meaning “two vines”, referring to the original varietals planted, pinot noir and chardonnay.