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Address: Rapid 210 Cairnmuir Road RD 2 | Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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+64 3-445 0897
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very enjoyable wine tasting

We visited Akarua Wines just outside Cromwell on Cairnmuir Road and we're glad that we did. The lady who led us through the tasting was very knowledgable and very pleasant. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
78McM
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Akarua Wines just outside Cromwell on Cairnmuir Road and we're glad that we did. The lady who led us through the tasting was very knowledgable and very pleasant. We came away with a bottle of their Siren 2013 Pinot Noir and a bottle of their Ice Wine. The Siren was expensive but worth keeping for a special occasion.

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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were here on a wine tour and had a great experience. We especially enjoyed the commentary of the owner. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to sample several wines, including an ice wine. Our favorites were the Pinot Gris and the Pinot Noir. We were here on a rainy day so we weren't able to see the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Akarua's cellar door hosts guests at customized barrels with built in storage for the wines to be sampled. This pairs you with a winery rep (ours was Sharon—very helpful and pleasant) who gives you undivided attention while you cycle through the offerings. Akarua's wine are designed for both the Pinot Noir newbie ("Rua") and the aficionado ("Siren"), the latter being... More 

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Deborah A, Director of Sales at Akarua Ltd, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Thank you so much for your kind review! Great to hear you loved our wines so much. We really appreciate your positive feedback! Thanks Again, Deborah Adams Marketing Coordinator More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Great welcome and a very good cellar door manager who knew his wines! Very nice wines well worth seeking out.

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Deborah A, Director of Sales at Akarua Ltd, responded to this review

Dear FoxyLady2012, Hope you are well. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Always good to hear how your experience was! Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Hope you enjoyed your trip. Regards, Deborah Adams More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Akarua as two young wine professionals touring central otago, and we were astounded by the attitude and environment created by the gentleman staffing the cellar door on our recent visit. When we arrived there was a lovely German couple tasting who obviously did not speak English as their first (or extremely fluent) language and we were invited to... More 

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Deborah A, Front Office Manager at Akarua Ltd, responded to this review

Dear John, I am sincerely sorry that you and your companion did not receive our usual high standard of welcome and service when you visited our cellar door. We are extremely disappointed to hear of your experience as we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional experience for all of our customers. Unfortunately the cellar door host did not interact with... More 

Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

we had a very enjoyable tasting here. Bruce, the host was funny, knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine was superb - yes, we bought a case and joined their wine club so now we will get to enjoy Akarua wines for quite a while! Easy parking, lovely tasting room and a wide range of wines from sparkling to whites to pinot... More 

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Deborah A, Director of Sales at Akarua Ltd, responded to this review

Dear Tracey011, Thank you so much for your kind review and absolutely delighted you have joined the Akarua Wine Club! We have numerous events over the course of the year exclusively for wine club members for all to enjoy! I look forward to meeting you in the not so distant future. Kind Regards Deborah Adams Marketing Coordinator More 

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We popped in after seeing that these guys were the main sponsor of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival and were not disappointed. Our host was fantastic and very knowledgeable on your wines and I think we must've stayed for about an hour or so...! And we brought some wine. A wee bit as it was refreshingly different to others around the... More 

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Deborah A, Director of Sales at Akarua Ltd, responded to this review

Dear Verkd, How very kind of you to write such a lovely review. Also brilliant that you heard of us through the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival. We are thrilled to have been the main sponsor and also look forward to working with the festival in the future. We are also delighted you love our wines! Thanks again for the lovely... More 

Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This has been my favourite winery over the last 10 years and I always look forward to coming back. They've added a lot to the range in the last 6 years - 3 types of sparkling, a reserve Pinot noir and a rose I didn't see last time and while we bought only what we didn't taste (other years) what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Dropped in for a tasting while we were touring the area. Plenty of car parking and a well set up cellar door. Hostess was very friendly and informative regarding the characteristics of each wine as well as the history of the winery. Overall a lovely experience which will be remembered fondly when we enjoy the wines we purchased.

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Thank Jordee A
Deborah A, Director of Sales at Akarua Ltd, responded to this review

Dear Jordee A, Thank you for submitting your review. It's always great to receive positive feedback and taking the time to write it. We hope you enjoyed the wine you purchased and had a great time! All the best, Deborah Adams Marketing Coordinator More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

The vineyard tasting room was very accessible with good carparking. The staff were knowledgeable and presented their wines well.

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Deborah A, Director of Sales at Akarua Ltd, responded to this review

Dear retiredfoodie2015, Thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate all of the positive feedback and the time it takes for you to do this! Hope you had a lovely visit to Central Otago. Kind Regards, Deborah Adams Marketing Coordinator More 

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