Our winemaker Andy Anderson ensured that Takapoto Estate made a huge splash on the international stage in 2017-18

Anderson was awarded the world’s best Pinot Noir trophy at London’s prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) two years running.

His wines won back-to-back in 2017 for the 2012 Takapoto Bannockburn Single Vineyard Pinot Noir and in 2018 for the Takapoto Gibbston Valley.

2017 was a truly monumental year for Andy and Takapoto wines - not only did he take out best Pinot Noir honour but he added the New Zealand Producer of the Year trophy and the outstanding Gold Medal for the 2014 vintage of the Takapoto Pinot Noir.

These wins across two years at the world's most prestigious wine awards are a remarkable groundbreaking effort and a true testament to Andy's dedication and expertise, as well as the outstanding quality of wine being produced.

Our wines at Takapoto Estate Show Jumping 2019

All Takapoto wines will be available for purchase in our hospitality areas and also for sale on-site in our merchandising shop.
  

 

Crossing Point Red Blend 2016

$45.00

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What became clear with this discreet Waikato based vineyard, is that without balance there is little harmony. So together with regenerated soil, passionate people, and an unassuming piece of land that creates its own warm microclimate, we welcome, Crossing Point. 

The story behind the name is an intriguing one. The grapes, as they are planted today, marks the ancient site of the original crossing point for the Maori tribes across the Waikato River. It was perceived to be the narrowest part allowing fallen trees or old canoes to be used as a footbridge. "A slight and rather perilous bridge" as it was described in 1842. 

In 2016 and in years to come we shall enjoy 'the drop' produced, to share and celebrate the story of our predecessors. 

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Crossing Point Chardonnay 2017

$45.00

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What became clear with this discreet Waikato based vineyard, is that without balance there is little harmony. So together with regenerated soil, passionate people, and an unassuming piece of land that creates it's own warm microclimate, we welcome, Crossing Point. 

The story behind the name is an intriguing one. The grapes, as they are planted today, marks the ancient site of the original crossing point for the Maori tribes across the Waikato River. It was perceived to be the narrowest part allowing fallen trees or old canoes to be used as a footbridge. "A slight and rather perilous bridge" as it was described in 1842. 

In 2017 and in years to come we shall enjoy 'the drop' produced, to share and celebrate the story of our predecessors.  

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Takapoto Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2014

$50.00

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Exceptional hand picked grapes deriving from a 35-year-old Mendoza clone Chardonnay. After gentle pressing, the free run juice is poured into barrel without clarification. The juice underwent fermentation with its own naturally occurring wild yeast. Regular lees stirring occurred during the Winter months before undergoing malolactic fermentation in Spring. The wine spent 20 months in new French oak before being bottled refined, with minimal filtration. A bold complex nose with hints of brioche and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is rich and spicy with notes of butterscotch and ripe white peach.

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Takapoto 'The Blend' Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

$55.00

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A blend of Bannockburn & Gibbston Valley 2013 

A beautiful blend from renown vineyards Legends Terrace, Bannockburn and Coxes Vineyard, Gibbston Valley. These handpicked grapes were delicately vinified before spending 14 months in French oak barrels. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered to preserve its purity of flavour. A subtle floral nose of jasmine & lilac. On the palate, sweet red and dark fruits complimented by a spicy oak finish with smooth, silky tannins. 

 

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Takapoto Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2015

$60.00

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From a boutique vineyard on the Gibbston Valley plateau, these hand picked grapes were naturally vinified with as little intervention as possible to retain the true expression from this unique site. Matured in French Oak this wine delivers a floral nose with hints of dried herbs and spice. On the palate, it displays real finesse and an understated power. Wild strawberry, cherry and a hint of mocha complements the long soft tannins and lingering finish. Bottled unfined and unfiltered this wine will develop depth and complexity for 5 - 10 years.

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