For lovers of wine, here is the chance to indulge your passion. A pearler of a retirement prospect, a chance to leave the corporate grind or embrace a more sustainable way of life, the choice with these three properties is all yours.
In the 1800s gold rush people came from around the world, folk navigating rivers as easily as we do highways today. And they spread into the country along those waterways, to places such as Kevington near Jamieson, one of the strategic places along the Goulburn River tributaries that flow into Lake Eildon today.
The owner of this magnificent 26 acres (10 hectares), sees signs of the early gold diggers having been on his property every now and again. He smiles wryly as he wanders along to his oak plantation, contemplating the commercial qualities of the truffles at their base. Improving on the foresight of the previous owner, the grape vines and infrastructure have all been upgraded and revitalised, they are humming along nicely he says.
There’s more than a kilometre frontage to the Goulburn River, with water rights and a 3-phase pump from the river, and the automated sprinkler system keeps the garden looking a treat, while the couple of acres under vines produce enough red wine, a fine drop of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Designed by an unusual city architect as his country home, it has been very well built. The open-plan layout has high ceilings, double-glazed windows throughout, formal, informal and alfresco living areas, plus four bedrooms, study, plus a reading room.
5171 Mansfield-Woods Point Road, Kevington is for sale for $ 1,250,000 through Clark & Co.
Quoin Hill Vineyard & Winery sits on 46 acres and comes with a boutique winery, eight acres of vines, a cafe and function centre and 20 acres of mature pine plantation. There is also a large Edwardian family home and tennis court.
Shiraz, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines are well established, with the first 2001 vintage of Shiraz and Chardonnay attracting Wine Show medals.
The price guide for Quoin Hill is $ 1,495,000 – $ 1,550,000, the property is for sale through Buxton Ballarat.
On the outskirts of Orange, you will find this one-of-a kind home. The house could be mistaken for a five-star home, with high-end finishes and sweeping views, it offers enviable luxury at every turn. It comes complete with a 1.2-acre vineyard planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines as well as a spring fed dam.
125 Berrilee Road, Orange is available for sale through One Agency Orange.