Takatu Vineyard is situated on a warm north facing hillside above Matakana Village.
It has the ideal aspect as it is sheltered from the prevailing cool south-westerly winds and the summer heat is moderated by a gently sea breeze from the nearby Pacific Ocean.
A comprehensive search was carried out to find the best combination of site, soil and microclimate. This has helped produce the finest quality grapes needed to create ultra premium wine.
Takatu vineyard is very much a hands-on operation where we adopt sustainable viticultural practises and organic principles whenever possible. Vine prunings are mulched back into the soil and spraying is kept to a minimum.
Each vine is hand tended with individual care and attention and the harvest hand picked. This defines our expression “fruit of the vine work of human hands”.
Our name TAKATU translates as “Well-Prepared” and this aptly defines our approach to growing wine.
wine tastings - a unique experienceThe cellar door is set amongst the vines providing an opportunity to taste world class wines on the very spot where the wines are created.
Charges for a wine tasting is $10.00 for 3 wines
Make an appointment with a group of friends to taste a flight of wine vintages, older vintage wine selected from our aged library stock not available elsewhere (P.O.A. minimum number 8).
Takatu Lodge is architectural and contemporary in style using natural wood, stone and marble to complement its surroundings.
Whole walls of glass allow all day sun and capture the stunning views of the surrounding vineyard, mountain ranges and sea beyond - inside and outside fusing seamlessly as one.
Attention to detail and individual needs are anticipated for guests to unwind in a peaceful setting among the vines.
It is a unique experience and opportunity to stay in luxury accommodation on a working vineyard where guests may enjoy the highest standards of elegance and comfort. High vaulted macrocarpa ceilings, open log fires inside and out, a cosy library and outside landscaped rooms are a few of the many architectural features.
We also provide for intimate weddings and small conferences. Contact us to find out more information.