Takamatua Valley Vineyards

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The Takamatua Valley Vineyards offers superb facilities including a vineyard, wine tasting and a function centre for conferences, weddings and other special occasions. Nestled on the north facing slopes of the lush hills above the historical village of Akaroa, the wine building at Takamatua Valley Vineyard has a magnificent panoramic view of the harbour and countryside. The Takamatua Valley Vineyards offers superb facilities including a vineyard, wine tasting and a function centre for conferences, weddings and other special occasions. Nestled on the north facing slopes of the lush hills above the historical village of Akaroa, the wine building at Takamatua Valley Vineyard has a magnificent panoramic view of the harbour and countryside. Christchurch, one of New Zealand’s main centres, is 80km North West from Akaroa. The region offers a balanced lifestyle, combining exhilarating activities such as world-class fishing and skiing – both within easy reach, with the less physical pursuits of fine dining and shopping. Wine tasting of boutique wines from both New Zealand and California is available by appointment. The winery also features an off-license, with a variety of wines sold at very reasonable prices for visitors to take home.

Location Description

Nestled on the north facing slopes of the lush hills above the historical village of Akaroa.

Features

  • Organic Wines from New Zealand

Additional Information

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History

The winery first opened in 1995 and the first small vintage of wine was pressed from winery grapes in 1999. The vineyard was in full production as of the year 2000. Takamatua Valley Vineyards are the first winery in New Zealand producing Pinot Gris and have been under new ownership since May 2001. The Takamatua Valley Vineyards is expected to occupy an enviable niche as a producer of fine wines with distinctive character.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The rugged terroir of the volcanic soils comes through in their wines unique flavours. Certified organic, every aspect of the growing and planting are dedicated to sustainable farming techniques in the Canterbury region of the country’s South Island. The wines resemble the more fruit dominant California wines which is no surprise as the owner’s of Takamatua Valley Vineyards are linked to the north coast of California in more ways than one.

Timberly Hughes, of San Francisco, California and her Kiwi husband, Allan Ransley, purchased the vineyard in 2001 and with great hope for the young winery representing a blend of their worlds. Commenting on their long distance relationship, Timberly explains,

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Hours

By appointment only.

Address

59 Long Bay Road
Peninsula , Akaroa 8161
New Zealand

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