Akarua

Akarua

Family Owned.Estate Grown. Established 1996 A delicious range of wines which are a reflection of dramatically beautiful mountain vineyards set across two sub-regions – Bannockburn and Pisa, Central Otago. Sir Clive and Lady Marie Skeggs purchased the land for Akarua in 1995, planting began in 1996.  The name Akarua was chosen to honour the establishment of the estate; two Maori…

Mt Difficulty

Mt Difficulty

In the early 1990’s the owners of five newly planted vineyards in Bannockburn decided to work together. The label Mt Difficulty was born – named after the large mountain that overlooks the Cromwell Basin, creating a special micro-climate for Bannockburn. The vines enjoy hot summers, a large diurnal temperature variation and long cool autumns; conditions which bring the best out…

Central Otago

Central Otago

Central Otago is the world’s southernmost commercial wine growing region, famous for producing outstanding Pinot Noir as well as vivid, aromatic whites. ‘ The extreme climate rewards careful site selection with wines of great intensity and finesse, and encourages an increased focus on sub-regional expression. ‘ www.nzwine.com Alexandra The southernmost of the subregions with a climate is dry and hot…