On sale for only $670,000, the winery is cheaper than the median Canberra house price and located less than three hours’ drive from the capital.
Some have queried whether this is Australia’s cheapest winery and you can see why when you start to stack up what is on offer.
We’re talking a main building which operates as a cellar door outlet, restaurant and function centre, as well as a wine-making shed, a wedding arbour, and an area with approval for a home.
Then there are the trestled vineyards, machinery shedding, farm machinery, wine-making equipment, irrigation infrastructure and even a double decker British Bristol bus! And it’s all set on 7.01 hectares or 17.3 acres of land.
Listing agent Geoff Seymour of Fitzpatricks Real Estate in Wagga says the winery has real charm and “exceptional potential” for a smart operator who has a background in weddings/hospitality, functions or viticulture.
However, he emphasises that there will be work needed to refresh the winery and capitalise on its history in the area and what it offers.
“It’s classified as a going concern but hasn’t operated regularly during the last six months due to the health reasons of the owner,” Mr Seymour said.
Mr Seymour said the Wagga Wagga Winery is located 15 kilometres east of Wagga on the Wagga to Gundagai Road (1313 Oura Road) and is “truly unique to the district”.
“The Wagga Wagga Winery has been an iconic tourist venue for over 25 years. In more recent times, it has begun to enjoy a reputation for picturesque weddings, ‘set in the vines’.”
Mr Seymour said the restaurant and function centre has Colonial-style stone and pine scarfed log walls.The main building was constructed in 1990 and extended in 2002. It is divided into two main function room areas, a wine-tasting area, bar, commercial kitchen and toilets.
“The restaurant dining area has seating for approximately 80 people while the function area seats approximately 140 people,” he said.
“Both areas feature blue stone open fireplaces. Additional outdoor dining areas can seat up to 200 people.”
Mr Seymour said that on the eastern side of the building is a wedding arbour and lawn areas with further outdoor seating facing the eastern vines.
“These areas are ideal for weddings, milestone celebrations, parties and family gatherings.”
Attached to the rear of the main building is a wine-making shed with concrete floor, housing the bottling and capping facilities, grape crusher and press, vats, storage racks, cool rooms and general workshop area.
Mr Seymour said that the property comprises level arable lands with about 3.5 hectares of developed, trestled vineyards. The varieties are:
- Chardonnay, 47 rows
- Shiraz, 10 rows
- Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 rows
- Touriga, 10 rows
- Cabernet Franc, 4 rows
- Riesling, 5 rows
Mr Seymour said the sale of the property includes all the stock and equipment needed for an operational winery, restaurant and function centre, with a full inventory list available on request.
The property doesn’t currently include a residence but Mr Seymour said that a Caretaker’s Residence has received development approval.
For more information or to arrange an inspection please contact Geoff Seymour on 02 6921 5677 or 0417 698 238 or go to the Fitzpatricks Real Estate website.