Description.

Arguably the top cellar door property in Australia, located at the gateway to the Hunter Valley, with the Hunter’s top rated restaurant as tenant.

A multi-award winning boutique brand with ell-established range of wines from $25 to $120 RRP and a highly profitable cellar door and wine club. Solid foundation to leverage growth with modest investment in marketing and working capital and an opportunity to capitalise on the owner’s vision.

Overview

  • The first winery on Broke Road, the Hunter’s main tourist route
  • Adjoins the regional private airport and visitor centre
  • 22.6 hectare site (50% undeveloped), with master plan to expand winery, build 22 accommodation units and sound stage
  • 5 Ha Vineyard planted in 2002
  • Shiraz – 3 hectares
  • Vermentino -1 hectare
  • Gewurtztraminer – 0.7 hectare
  • Chardonnay – 0.3 hectare
  • Water Licence No WAL17685 for 22 Megalitres (ML)
  • 20 ML secure water supply from the Hunter PID, together providing ample irrigation in drought years
  • Australia’s most popular wine tourism destination, with over 1.4m visitors in 2014
  • A two hour drive from Sydney
  • Over 140 wineries, 3 large resorts with integrated golf courses, and hundreds of smaller hotels and lodgings

Winery

  • 820m² partially underground
  • Maintains a steady temperature year round with minimal refrigeration.
  • Set up for small batch super-premium processing from 0.5 -5 tonnes of fruit.
  • 200m² cool room allows barrel fermentation for up to 250 barrels
  • Sliding doors of cool room allow the area to be used for general storage after vintage
  • 300 tonne capacity, current utilisation 50%.

Muse Restaurant

  • Leased to up and coming chef, Troy Rhoades Brown
  • Two Chef’s Hats from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide since 2014
  • Seats up to 120 people (+ 40 in private dining room)
  • A valuable asset for the Hungerford Hill business.

Location.