Less than an hour from Auckland at beautiful Matakana sits Takatu Estate. This superb home and vineyard is an award-winning exclusive estate with a multitude of media accolades. Sitting in an exceptional position high on the Takatu Peninsula, it enjoys both rural and sea views with the Pacific Ocean lazily ending its journey in the distance.
This peaceful setting amongst the north-facing vines boasts a beneficial sunny microclimate. With five double bedrooms, all with en-suites and plentiful living spaces and outdoor rooms, there is more than enough room for your extended family, weekend visitors, privacy for staff or perhaps you will continue to run the property as a five star lodge.
Takatu is first and foremost a home designed by architect Steve McCraken. His brief was to ensure every aspect of the property adheres to sustainable, and where possible, organic principles. These eco principles extend all the way from the vineyard to the buildings where no detail is too small, right down to the 100 per cent woollen drapes. Beauty is never compromised as evident throughout from the natural stone, honed marble bench tops, wooden cabinetry and high vaulted recycled macrocarpa ceilings.
Complementing the natural building materials, the entire property can confidently boast self-sufficient water supply of 150,000 litre rainwater tanks under the lawns and waste water disposal system.
Thermal mass principles utilised include stone pads and solid concrete or glass walls to maximise sun retention, and clever roof lines, ventilation and overhanging eaves to provide shade. This has successfully created warm living in winter, cool summers and noise reduction. The resulting reduction in power requirements enables eco living which can be maintained without a compromise in luxury. All suites enjoy Italian marble bathrooms and super-king sized beds each with their own private terrace. Lounges are cosy with log fires and a plentiful supply of wood sourced from the property.
The Estate is currently planted in 1.5 hectares Pinot Gris and 2.25 hectares of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec vines under the guidance of a dedicated and expert viticulturist and winemaking team. The wine is estate bottled under the notable Takatu label. The vineyard is also set up for cellar door sales and is successfully producing world class wines each with balanced ripe fruit and a wonderful flavour profile.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase the exclusive Takatu Lodge and Vineyard in its entirety.
Whether as a magnificent private retreat and vineyard, or a five star lodge and internationally recognised wine label, Takatu is the pinnacle of what is the very best in life.