AKARUA WINES & KITCHEN BY ARTISAN
Akarua Wines and the team from Artisan share similar principles….put simply to deliver the best wine and food experience to our customers that we can.
Wine is made in the vineyard and Akarua’s belief is that our land plays an integral part in producing the premium Central Otago wines that we bring to market each year. Likewise Artisan views the ingredients as the key to delivering food that is their signature.
A passion for hand crafted cuisine that’s made from scratch is a philosophy that makes the Artisan kitchen tick, using some of New Zealand’s finest sustainable ingredients sourced in and around the four coasts of our South Island.
The food coming from our kitchen is honest, comforting and social with a focus on quality, taste and seasonality helped from Central Otago’s local growers. Our food matched carefully with the purity of Akarua wines combine to create a memorable dining experience.
Enjoy the beautiful garden setting and the historic cottage which we have lovingly restored – whether it’s for a coffee and breakfast or for a shared lunch over wine with friends, we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Executive chef John Pickens
Akarua Winery is located in Bannockburn. If you are interested in learning more about our wines and history behind the brand click here to visit our site.
Fabulous food & wine, great outdoor setting
We enjoyed a long lunch in this delightful setting and found the food fabulous.
Entrees, mains and desserts were delicious – beautifully presented, fresh and imaginative. Also enjoyed a Riesling and a Pinot Gris and bought bottles to take home. One of the best meals we had during our holiday in NZ.
We had eight in our party and we had a really great day. A lovely outside table on a sunny day was fantastic although we had to relocate a few umbrellas to protect from the sun!
The food was great. Excellent innovative entrees and the shared plates super. We shared the lamb the duck and the fish and they were all really tasty and the three plates served us well.
Service was with a smile and very efficient and the wines great and well priced. A very good spot and well priced for what was a highlight afternoon
Absolutely amazing! Every time I go I think surely it can’t get any better than the last time but it always blows my mind. The service you receive is so welcoming and friendly and the food is unreal. The different food options and flavour combinations are mouthwatering and leave you extremely satisfied. By far my most fave spot in Queenstown. Lovely to sit in the garden and enjoy the local wines as well. Akarua will definitely not disappoint.