Takapoto Estate, owned by Mitch and Kate Plaw, is a 600-acre property that sits on three kilometres of waterfront on Lake Karapiro, near Cambridge in the Waikato. The park accommodates vineyards, a market garden, resident bees, a year-round pantry for the birds of Maungatautari mountain, livestock, a horse breeding program, and equestrian training and competition facilities.
Takapoto‘s wines became famous when Andy Anderson, the previous winemaker who sadly passed away in 2019, won 2 Trophies for the Best Pinot Noir at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), one of the world’s most prestigious competitions. He won the first with his Bannockburn 2012 Pinot Noir and then, with his Gibbston Valley 2014 Pinot Noir, the fruit sourced respectively from Legend's Terrace in Bannockburn, and Cox’s Vineyard in Gibbston Valley.
Takapoto Estate produces excellent wines from grapes that are grown in their most suitable climates throughout New Zealand. Chardonnay in Hawke’s Bay, Pinot Noir in Central Otago, Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough and a Bordeaux Blend (single varietal Cabernet Franc, and Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec) from their own region of Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
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