The Takatu Story

Takatu Vineyard & Lodge is the vision of Heather and John Forsman. They offer a unique experience for guests to stay on a working vineyard where they may enjoy the highest standards of elegance and comfort.

John is committed to produce wine of absolute quality, influenced by principles using sustainable viticulture practices.

As an international airline pilot John's profession offers many opportunities to visit the best vineyards of the world. This first hand knowledge has greatly influenced him in setting up Takatu vineyard, and has helped to fulfil his long time passion and enthusiasm to create his own wine.

An equal amount of energy and attention to detail is given to Heather and John’s new venture Takatu Lodge where their focus is on providing the finest service and a memorable experience for their guests.

Heather, the motivating force behind the setting up of Takatu Lodge, has a diverse background in teaching and marketing. She brings her wealth of experience and energy into the every day running and marketing of Takatu Lodge.

Heather and John look forward to sharing the privacy of their peaceful surrounding, their hospitality and love of excellent food and fine wine.