In the south of New Zealand there lies a beautiful and powerful place called Central Otago. This land, dominated by rivers and mountains and shaped by glaciers, has become the most intriguing place in the new world to grow Pinot noir – the capricious one.

Akitu, in the Maori language, means the summit, the apex or the highest point.  We called our wine that because at 380 metres above sea level we are right up there, right on the grape growing edge, against the alps and in the southern most winemaking region on earth.  Here our entire vineyard is dedicated to Pinot noir - that’s all we grow - and the very best of our harvest makes akitu.

We've waited over a decade for our vines to settle here and to start to present their wonderful true character. Our inaugural 2012 and gold medal winning 2013 vintages have both sold out, so it is time to release two stunning blends from the sensational 2014 season. Now available online and with our distributors in New Zealand, California and Europe

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akitu - written by the weather

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