An evolution of Central Otago wine

Mora (Latin) means to linger, to take pause. A second-generation New Zealand family-owned company, Mora Wines is the latest wine venture for the Skeggs family, which also produce the internationally successful RUA brand.

Refined by nature, crafted by experts. Introducing Central Otago’s newest premium wine brand.

Sir Clifford and Lady Mary Skeggs entered the wine business when they purchased land in Bannockburn in 1995 and commenced planting their first vines in 1996. They developed multi award-winning wine brand Akarua (now owned by Edmond de Rothschild Heritage), as well as the standout brand RUA, which is one of the most popular Central Otago pinot noirs in both NZ and key export markets. RUA remains a staple of the Skeggs’ wine portfolio today, alongside Mora.

Today, the Skeggs Family own and operate 90 hectares of established vineyards in the Pisa and Bannockburn subregions of Central Otago. We farm our vineyards sustainably, encouraging each parcel to balance naturally and find its own voice. Our viticulture team, led by Cat MacLachlan, makes decisions that are best for each parcel, always being mindful of treading lightly on the land, and with an eye for the future.

The Mora brand includes the limited production Single Site Series, and a Central Otago range including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rosé
and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Methode Traditionelle wines.


2021 vintage - RUA Pinot Noir

95 points and gold medal, New World Wine Awards

2020 vintage - RUA Pinot Noir

Gold medal, New World Wine Awards

Gold medal, CWSA 2021

2019 vintage

92 points, Decanter 2021

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