20 Cabernet Close, Nicholson

15ha Land
1m² Floor Area
$2,950,000 + GST (if applicable)
Property Type: Commercial Farming

NICHOLSON RIVER WINERY - ESTABLISHED IN 1978

Included is a large homestead, Cellar Door, new Restaurant, Winery, shedding, equipment, and stock, all looking over the magnificent Nicholson River.
The very comfortable and well-equipped homestead, Circa 1880, includes four bedrooms (3 with en-suites), three bathrooms, four toilets, a spa and two large living areas plus an office, a Cellar Door sales area and town water to the property.
Total Land Area: 15 ha (37 acres) of land on a ridge adjacent to the Nicholson River.
Vineyard: 8 ha (20 acres) of vines, depending on the season, produce 20 - 40 tons of handpicked wine grapes. Varieties grown include Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Mammola. About 30% are on rootstocks. All are watered by sub-surface irrigation.
Two dams capture runoff and, holding 5OML and a 20ML licenced bore.
Supported by power from 44KW of PV panels on the roofs of the three main buildings. This is in excess to the needs of the business and monthly payments are received from the retailer.
The Restaurant: Completed in time for the 2019 holiday period. A distinctive building which includes French oak barrels as flooring. A 130-year-old cypress tree growing on the site became the tables, bar bench and front door.
There is a spacious fully equipped kitchen and bar. Capacity is for 80 seated adults indoor or outside on the all-weather deck. The view from the deck over the river has been regarded as one of the jewels of East Gippsland. Four toilets, reverse cycle air-conditioning, double-glazed windows throughout. A 4m Cool room is an important adjunct to the kitchen. Perfect for functions and weddings.
Winery: Total area is 540 sqm with a total of 1000sqm of shedding under roof. Insulated. Recent addition to Cool room standard. Capable of 40-50 litre throughout. 30hl airbag press, crusher/destemmer, must pump, 5 x 30hl red fermenters, l x 20hl red fermenter, 4 x refrigerated white fermenters and many SS vats 10hl to 30hl, about 80 French oak barrels.
Bottle washer, 900 bottles/hour Monoblock wine filler, in line automatic labeller, semi-automatic capsular. Sparkling wine neck freezer, disgorge and dosing machine.
The property is shared with wallabies, wombats, mini bats, echidnas, foxes, rabbits, occasional kangaroos, possums, magpies and regular sightings of sea and wedge tail eagles.