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.