Local producers

Taste new delights as local produce grows and thrives in the rich volcanic soil and clean peninsula air. Wines, seafood, olives, walnuts, lavender and more thrive in a perfect ecosystem and yours to enjoy.

Barrys Bay Traditional Cheese

The original Barrys Bay Dairy Factory opened in 1895, so we are proud to have been operating for over 125 years! Originally one of 9 small dairy cooperatives on Bank Peninsula, Barrys Bay is the last surviving cheese factory and an icon of the area. To allow for expansion, our current cheese factory was built in 1953 and by all accounts was the most modern factory in NZ at the time. Today we still use traditional recipes & methods brought to NZ by the early English settlers, as well as some European style recipes we have picked up along the way. Some of our favourite cheeses are Havarti, Maasdam, Aged Gouda, Rinded Cheddar and Peninsula Blue. We believe using fresh, local milk is the key to producing such consistent, beautiful cheese. Stop in at our factory shop on your way to Akaroa, where you can watch the Cheesemakers in action through our viewing window on weekdays (Sept – May).

In the weekend and on non-make days, ask our team to play the DVD about our cheesemaking process. Enjoy complimentary cheese samples and shop our range of local wines, craft beer, preserves and other goodies on offer.

Our factory shop is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.

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Mr Peacock,
Colourful Clothing for All

Mr Peacock,
Colourful Clothing for All

Quality hand-crafted clothing designed in Akaroa by Emma Manhart and husband Mark Kolff, made in the South Island by talented small-scale makers. At Mr Peacock we create a unique world of colour, style and fashion. We pride ourselves on our great cut and designs from coats to dresses to fit the ‘real woman’ and a ‘bespoke’ range of shirts for both men and women. We love encouraging and helping people to dress with boldness and to explore their inner Peacock. Above all we want you to have fun strutting your stuff and feel special when wearing our clothes. So come and discover us now or check out our online shop at mrpeacock.co.nz

You will find us located between Akaroa’s historic bank and St Peter’s Church on Rue Balguerie.

Open 7 Days

10am – 5.00pm

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Emma Manhart designer and co-owner of Mr Peacock has shown at NZ Fashion Week and is a previous WearableArt (WOW) award winner.

Emma and Mark are interviewed here by" STUFF" To view the article click HERE. 


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Akaroa Winery

Akaroa Winery is a beautiful Mediterranean style venue, overlooking the stunning Akaroa inlet. Nestled in Takamatua Valley, the organic, family-owned vineyard is located on the north facing slopes of the lush hills of Banks Peninsula overlooking Takamatua Bay. We produce the highest quality grapes with every aspect of our growing and planting dedicated to the environment, using sustainable farming techniques. We believe that our fruit makes superior wines. We are focused on creating extraordinary age-worthy wines that express the unique characteristics of the fruit from Takamatua Valley. The rugged terrior of our vineyard produces wines with great intensity and finesse. Enjoy...

Akaroa Winery will be closed from 3rd May - 1st September and will reopen in Spring with new wines to try! 

Akaroa Winery, situated in Takamatua valley, overlooks the beautiful local harbour. Akaroa Winery is Akaroa's first and only certified Organic Vineyard and Winery Estate. Tour the vineyard and modern wine making facility. Taste some of the many wine vintages available while touring the amazing grounds and see the "dirt to bottle" experience first hand. Complimentary Shuttle Service available.

Open daily 11am to 4pm.
Private Tours and Tastings can be made by appointment.

Contact Allan for more information.

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Akaroa Salmon

Sail a few kilometres into the mouth of the Akaroa Harbour and in deep water Lucas Bay near the shore you’ll find crop circles. These are round pens and they hold salmon. The farm began in the mid 1980’s by the Bates family. The location is right in the band of the eastern South Island coastline where the wild salmon prowl at sea. They keep the stocking density very low and feed a low energy diet so the salmon grow slowly and as lean as they are in the wild. We are proud to supply salmon from farm to plate. 'The Good Oil'.

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French Peak Wines

Open Friday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm. 

Wine Tasting:

$5 per person

Tasting Platter $25 - locally made and grown fresh products 

The Vineyard has been leased and run organically for the past 5 years by French Vigneron, Renan Cataliotti. After studying in the South of France, Renan decided to go travelling around Australia and New Zealand when he finally settled in Akaroa, after meeting the love of his life, a local 5th generation sheep farmer's daughter. They both have a passion for natural and organic farming with a focus on regenerative techniques, conservation and wildlife protection.  We use no herbicides, insecticides or synthetic fertilisers. 

All our wines have been fermented with wild yeast naturally present in the vineyard and bottled with no additional fining. 

VEGAN friendly. 

In a bay on the Western Shores of Akaroa Harbour, lies the scenic village of French Farm, where the original French Settlers first planted their vines. It is here that you will find our beautiful boutique vineyard, owned by Fraser Henderson and Elise Cailleau, leased by Renan Cataliotti. The unique terroir of the Banks Peninsula is reflected in the distinctive flavour of our wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and a Provencal style Rosé.

French Peak Vineyard is a boutique, family-owned vineyard set in the idyllic French Farm Valley. Planted with approximately 3.5 Ha of vines, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.

We are following organic and Bio dynamic principles because we believe in the true expression of our wines coming from a true terroir. 

The sunny sheltered aspect and the volcanic soils produce unique Banks Peninsula fruit, which is patiently nurtured, hand-picked and then crafted into unique wines.

Our Wines are available for purchase directly from our cellar door  or from a number of local shops and restaurants. Our wines can also be purchased online, with free shipping within New Zealand. 

Set amidst the vines and landscaped gardens, is our traditional timber-framed barn, containing both wine tasting and self-contained attic accommodation

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Hikuika Permaculture Hazelnut Farm

Hikuika Permaculture Hazelnut farm grows sustainably top quality hazelnuts using permaculture and organic principles. Our property is located in beautiful Puaha Valley on Banks Peninsula. We embrace ‘care of the earth, care of the people, distribute surplus and reduce consumption’. Hazelnuts are a versatile ' wonderfood'. Commonly used in confectionary, baking and as a healthy snack food. Ideal for gluten intolerant diets and can be eaten raw, roasted or salted. Hazelnuts are rich in minerals & vitamins (especially vitamin E), high in monounsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, oils and are cholesterol free. All processing is done in our own food safety certified kitchen.

Please call or email to make an appointment to visit.

Where to Purchase:

  • Orders to be done prior via email or phone for pickup from our property
  • Deliverys made to Akaroa via Lava Gallery
  • Little River Craft Station
  • Sold also via Peninsula General Store, Little River Cafe/ store, Tai Tapu Challenge garage. 
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Meniscus Wines Cellar Door

The wine is grown on the hillside off Lighthouse Rd on the south side of Akaroa overlooking the township. The vineyard is readily visible from the town as well as the Main and French Bay wharves. The grape varieties grown are award winning Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The cellar door is located at 43 Lighthouse Road where you can taste the wine over looking the vineyard. Tasty gourmet snacks, gifts and soft drinks are also available.

Terrace and Cellar Door is now closed for tasting over winter, wine sales will continue and we welcome all enquiries via email or phone

Reopening in Spring with exciting new wine tasting experiences.

We offer Gift Vouchers for those special occasions

You can taste the various vintages, enjoy a glass, share a bottle with friends at the cellar door at 43 Lighthouse Rd, Akaroa.

It's just under 1km steep walk up the hill and great views over Akaroa township. 

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Pot Pourri - Fudge

Pot Pourri's homemade fudge has been lovingly made in our kitchen for over 17 years.

We have perfected the art of fudge making and have customers returning from far and wide to purchase our delicious creamy buttery fudge.

Regular comments we hear from our customers are - "The best fudge I have ever tasted!" "It is so creamy" "Delicous!" "Do you really make this?" "I don't usually like fudge but this is amazing"

We are passionate about our product and every tray is made with love.

We make over 50 flavours and offer free tastings, so come in for a taste.

 Open 9-5.30 7 days a week

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Akaroa Farmers Market

Visit the Akaroa Farmers Market every Saturday from 9.30am to 1pm from October to April. Banks Peninsula has an abundance of produce and passionate gardeners. Our stallholders offer locally grown fruit, veges, herbs, honey, olive oil, olives, nuts and flowers plus locally produced preserves, pickles, jams, sauces, bread, pastries, lavender products, plants, and more.

For more Information on the Akaroa Farmers Market talk to one of the stall holders or contact Neil Barnett. 

The Akaroa Farmers Market have a new Facebook page to let folk know what’s happening, what’s in season, who's selling what and any specials stall holders are offering. 


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