Akarua means ‘two vines’. Back in 1996 when their home vineyard on Cairnmuir Road in Bannockburn was planted, the two varietals chosen were Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – and as simple as that, the Akarua brand was launched.

Since its first vintage, RUA Pinot Noir has captured the attention of both the seasoned Pinot lover and those new to the world of wine, with generous layers of sweet red berries, subtle savoury characters and just a touch of spice. There is no doubt why RUA Pinot Noir has become a firm favourite!