An undulating picturesque location featured on television programming for weather and tourist destinations in the Adelaide Hills.
The solid brick home offers sizeable rooms with high 9’ ceilings and double hallway. The adjoining fully enclosed swimming pool is further equipped with spa, solar heated and chlorine controlled. This area opens to the vine clad entertainment deck, which overlooks the undulating vineyard.
Accommodation includes kitchen family area, with double sliding doors opening into the lounge. The solid timber kitchen provides plenty of cupboard space and a slow combustion log fire heats the whole living area. There are four bedrooms, all with built in robes and the main bathroom is relatively new with shower, toilet, deep bath and vanity. There is also a dedicated office area, which leads out and into the laundry, which is also equipped with vanity basin and a second separate toilet. This area steps out into the very spacious single garage, complete with auto roller door.
The garden and grounds are now highly developed, some of the backyard is enclosed and there are many complimentary mature garden plants, a majestic rubber tree and attractive gums, in essence a parklike setting.
A 30,000-gallon water supply for the house and there are two septic tanks. Further down on the land is a high gable 18m x 8m modern fully enclosed shed which has been used as a studio and staff accommodation for the vineyard, also enough storage for a car, plus loft storage. Further shedding comprises a 3-sided timber framed shed, sufficient in size for 3 cars, farm machinery and storage. Furthermore, nearby a 30′ × 20′ modern shed for two cars and a workshop.
There are two solar systems, both with invertors, one by 3.4Kw on the roof of the house and the other 1.2Kw system mounted high up on the ground. There is also a dedicated chook run, electric fencing has been installed on the perimeter.
The vineyard is obviously well managed and has two very good popular varieties.
Total area – 21 acres
6 acres Pinot Noir
D5V12 / 4 acres / planted 1989
114 / 1 acre / planted 2000
115 / 1 acre / planted 2000
All on their own root stock.
15 acres Chardonnay
I1041 / 5 acres / planted 89 own root stock
76 Bernard / 3.6 acres / planted 2003 grafted
95 Bernard / 2 acres / planted 2004 grafted
76 Bernard / 2.2 acres / planted 2015, 2016, 2018
95 Bernard / 2.2 acres
Rows are 2.4 metres wide and the vines planted 1.8 metres apart.
In essence, the whole vineyard has been reworked and has been prepared together with spur pruning. The 6-wine trellis offers 2 cordon vines and 4 foliage wires.
Whilst it is Industry acknowledged that Pinot Noir can yield up to 6 Ton/acre and Chardonnay up to 5 Ton/acre of quality fruit, however the present vendor suggests a reasonable conservative figure of 3.5 ton/acre. Currently, the money paid per ton for Pinot Noir is $2,500 and the Chardonnay $2,350, it is anticipated that this will increase. Gross income now, using these parameters $160,000 (approx.).
Water supply for the vineyard is significant with the main bore quoted at pumping to the header dam in the 6,000 to 7,000 gph range. The water then siphons out of the dam and into a 20,000-litre tank, then pumped out into the vineyard in 4 stages. The 2nd bore has good clean water, however low yield. Bore water can also be pumped out up to the garden and grounds, whereby they are all watered whilst irrigating the vineyard via pop up sprinklers.
Importantly the Water Allocation for the property is 17,600k/litres.
The bore water is pumped out to the vineyard drip system via a 11KVA pump through an auto Netrefix sand filter system. All of this has been installed in the large modern shed complex, down in the vineyard; measuring 15m x 8m x 4.5m high with 4 access doors, plus the separate bore shed 10m x 4m. This area has 3 phase power and has plenty of room to store the entire vineyard plant and machinery.
The current owner of 26 years has maintained an appropriate regime of enhancing quality production of the property by also applying Fertigation, lime application, Gypsum application and Super. The fine balance of the land comprises, native and natural forest, easily accessed.
All in all, an ideal location, picturesque vineyard with ideal highly sought after cool climate varieties, and a fine family home, offering many attractive lifestyle attributes.
Accessed via an internal bitumen road with electric gate access for added peace and privacy, yet cellar door opportunities are also a possibility (all subject to Government consents) further adding to the overall charm of the property.
Enjoy your home and horticultural income, just 35 minutes from Adelaide, in the very heart of the Horticultural belt of the now favoured destinations of the Adelaide Hills with tourism increasing exponentially year on year.
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