One in all Auckland’s iconic eating gem’s, full with award successful wines and excellent eating places, Tantalus Estate on Waiheke Island, which has been owned by the Aitken household for the previous ten years, is up on the market by tender from 2nd December.
The breathtaking 8.3894ha/20-acre Property within the coronary heart of the Onetangi Valley is an award-winning premium winery vacation spot. It homes a state-of-the-art vineyard producing distinctive Bordeaux and Rhône type wines, a boutique craft beer brewery, a bespoke lounge bar and a spectacular world-class 160 seat restaurant.
Majority proprietor, Bruce Aitken says, “since we bought this property in 2013, we’ve got taken meticulous care to develop it into the premium and profitable institution that it’s immediately.”
Aitken and his spouse travelled extensively abroad and lived in Canada for 20 years earlier than returning to New Zealand in 2013 with their household. Their son Campbell and his spouse Carrie discovered the property, and knew it had excellent potential and, that it had that actual property gold customary – the right location alongside the Onetangi Miracle Mile.
The household’s intention was to carry all their enterprise savvy and worldwide expertise collectively to create a world class asset and buyer expertise underpinned by down-to-earth household values and three guiding rules: the distinctive, the bespoke and the hand-crafted.
“Our objective as a household was to carry the ‘wow issue’ to life right here. From the second you drive as much as the principle gates, you assume, ‘wow’. As you come up the driveway and see the putting Cape Dutch type constructing and the gardens, we’ve created, you assume ‘wow’. As you enter the constructing and see the bespoke chandeliers created from previous sauvignon blanc vines from the property, you assume ‘wow’. And, as you style the wine and beer that we produce right here, as you expertise the hospitality and repair and as you get pleasure from a meal in our restaurant, you assume ‘wow’,” says Bruce.
Each ingredient of the construct at Tantalus Property has been created to face aside. The principle hospitality constructing with its iconic bell tower was designed by Cheshire Architects, whereas the award-winning vineyard was deliberate to mix into the hillside of the valley. It makes use of revolutionary expertise so that each one levels of manufacturing are gravity assisted. It options sq. wine tanks to avoid wasting area, and three uncommon South American ‘concrete eggs’ assist to create Tantalus’s distinctive expressions of Syrah, Chardonnay and Merlot.
Visitors may guide out the non-public and luxuriously appointed ‘Decanter Room’ that incorporates a distinctive assortment of Tantalus instances. A Tantalus – the inspiration for the Property’s identify – is a sublime vintage case for glasses and decanters, displaying the perfect drinks in the home and to maintain them safe underneath key. The keys are a motif that extends to the Tantalus emblem.
Lately, a wetland on the property has been painstakingly and lovingly replanted for future generations, with 1000’s of native crops and now offers a relaxed, restful spot to unwind and escape. Because of this revival, native birds and wildlife has returned.
The Property has acquired a number of awards through the years, most just lately successful the Hospitality New Zealand Excellence Awards 2023, Vacation spot of the 12 months. It’s rated because the ‘#1 Issues to Do on Waiheke Island’ by Journey Advisor and was named as one of many High Wineries in New Zealand by the 2023 The Actual Overview.
Wine from the Property has additionally gained quite a few awards together with Gold and Silver medals in international wine exhibits, together with the Worldwide Wine Problem and the Decanter Asia Wine Awards. It has acquired Gold star evaluations by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Jo Czerwinski and Lisa Perotti-Brown), Bob Campbell MW, Cameron Douglas MS, Michael Cooper, Sam Kim, and WineOrbit’s Candice Chow (together with the late Raymond Chan).
“The sale of a property of this significance hardly ever comes alongside and can seemingly entice consideration regionally and internationally,” says Matthew Smith of Ray White Waiheke who’s managing the sale of the long-lasting property. The brand new proprietor won’t solely take over a premium piece of actual property but in addition a thriving enterprise. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime alternative that awaits would-be patrons,” says Matthew.
“Making the choice to promote this stunning and particular property has been a tough one. The final couple of years with the challenges of Covid-19 and the knock-on results to the hospitality business haven’t been simple for our household. It’s our hope that Tantalus Property will go to a brand new proprietor who will treasure it as a lot as we do, taking what we’ve got began right here and creating it additional in order that this distinctive location stays an icon for Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf,” concludes Bruce.