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Delicious port

Great wine tasting - it is free. They have a huge selection of wines to buy. The white port is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
971louisep
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Nice Tasting Experience

On a rainy day, the Akarua Cellar Door warmly welcomed us. They did a generous line-up of six... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
alanlP3589QE
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North Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine tasting - it is free. They have a huge selection of wines to buy. The white port is delicious.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank 971louisep
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Party of 5 had a lunch no booking no problem. Lovely sunny day so we ate outside. Service was friendly and food exceptional Entrees of focaccia and calamari Followed by oyster shoulder of lamb for main which we shared. Fell off the bone and with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Deborah A, Manager at Akarua, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your very kind response! So glad you enjoyed yourself at the Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan in Arrowtown. We always love to have feedback. Kind Regards, Deborah Adams Direct Sales Manager

Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Akarua produces really excellent wines! Not only they manage their vineyards very well from what we can tell as we worked for the company for 3 months, but also the wines are very nice. We tried different types and loved them all. Although we usually...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lucieo662
Deborah A, Manager at Akarua, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Hello Lucie, I am delighted you loved our wines!!!! It was amazing to have you working for us and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Please make sure you stop in if you are ever back in Bannockburn. All the best, Debbie Adams Direct...More

Reviewed March 6, 2019

Picked out Akarua randomly as we wandered through the Bannockburn area. A good choice. Very friendly, knowledgeable host....she was relaxed and didn’t parrot a spiel as others had done elsewhere. Interesting winery story. Ended up with some Pinot rose from the amazing 25 steps vineyard....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Deborah A, Manager at Akarua, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Hello Terry, Thank you! We always love a surprise visit and I am glad the Cellar Door staff looked after you. Thanks so much for the kind review! Regards, Deborah Adams Direct Sales Manager

Reviewed December 19, 2018

On our last day in the Central winery region, we thought Akarua would be one not to miss, and we were not disappointed. The host was lovely, and not perturbed that we were waiting for them to open. She eased into her spiel and talked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen E
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

On a rainy day, the Akarua Cellar Door warmly welcomed us. They did a generous line-up of six wines for a free tasting. The pourer was engaging but not intrusive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanlP3589QE
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Went to Akarua as part of the wine tour we booked. The place was lovely and costumer service was very engaging. I end up forgetting my favorite winter Wool jacket behind and had to fly back to Australia the following day. I called and left...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Having tried some of their range at a restaurant the night before I was eager to do a wine tasting to see what else they offer. Unfortunately when my partner and I arrived at the cellar door we were met by an incredibly rude woman...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Helpful and knowledgable cellar door person. First stop of the day and a good impression of the area. You can do tastings at their Lake Hayes location but it is nice to be where the action is.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank WayneK160
Deborah A, Manager at Akarua, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Hi Wayne, Thank you so much for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed yourself, the wines and Bannockburn! All the best, Deborah Adams Direct Sales Manager

Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

I love their wines and we belong to the wine club through which we get a good discount however, after visiting yesterday and buying a bottle of rose for $30 I discovered that the same wine is available elsewhere for up to $10 less!! Very...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Karen C
mariaoM9222LJ, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Akarua, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Hi Karen, I am very sorry you have had some problems with pricing. Our cellar door manager has looked into this and it looks as though a typo was made on your receipt, however that you were indeed charged the right amount. It looks as...More

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