Have you ever dreamt of owning your very own vineyard and winery? Well, now you can!
After 27 years the owner of Raleigh Winery is looking to retire.
Even if you have no experience in the wine industry the basics are not difficult to learn.
Essentially, growing grapes is just gardening but on a larger scale and for six months of the year there's little to do but prune, which is easily taught, maintaining the grounds and perhaps applying some fertilizer.
Picking is easy and there is always plenty of local help at hand.
No experience in wine making is necessary as the grapes are currently sent to a larger facility and the actual wine making can be sub-contracted.
The current owner is happy to assist for a time and will also be readily available by email etc.
The only real requirement is an enjoyment of wine!
Key Investment Highlights
Combined business lifestyle opportunity ideally suited to those with a young family who desire a tree change, an semi retired couple or even a retired couple who wish to remain active with an income. The current owner is prepared to assist the purchaser.
The property offers a combined business and lifestyle opportunity suited to those who have an interest in wine and have yearned for their very own winery either as a business or as a retirement project. Appreciation of wine and knowledge of the processes involved in it's production would of course be useful but not essential. The day to day running of the vineyard is easily learnt and the wine making process can be contracted out to a larger winery. The current owner is more than willing to assist the new owners to settle into the business operations with ongoing phone/email support as required.
The Raleigh Winery is located on sub tropical east coast of New South Wales which has arguably the best all year round climate in Australia. Mild winters and temperate summers.
There is 3 bedroom home with lounge/dining, games/rumpus room, large well appointed kitchen with island bench, bathroom with spa bath, a large in-ground swimming pool, free-standing double garage, undercover carport, equipment and trailer shed.
The gardens around the house are fully landscaped and feature well established citrus trees.
A separate building serves as a cellar door retail area, bottling and storage area, and kitchen with commercial refrigeration.
A below ground cellar is used for wine storage.
A 64sqm covered deck adjoins this building and has fantastic views over the Bellinger River to the mountains beyond. The deck area is used by visitors to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and cheese platter. The deck can also be used for private functions.
The retail area has off street parking.
With the expansion to motorway of the Pacific Highway nearing completion, travel times from Sydney and Brisbane will be greatly reduced, with expected increased visitation to the region from New South Wales and Queensland.
This presents an opportunity for business growth; subject to approval an extended liquor license could be obtained to expand product sales and a cafe or restaurant could be established.