After nearly 44 years of loving dedication Bob and Barbara Nixon have called "time" to hang up the secateurs. Their labour of love, Gisborne Peak Winery, is on the market four decades since Bob hand-planted the cool climate vines.
The sale of this elevated vineyard on 7.3 hectares (18 acres), on the city side of the Macedon Ranges, creates a unique opportunity for astute investors and wine enthusiasts. The idyllic lifestyle property with stunning views includes a family residence, tourist accommodation and hospitality event space.
Plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling and Lagrein ripen slowly and full of flavour, due to the exceptional cool climate at 535m above sea level.
With 90% of sales from the popular cellar door with café and wood fire ovens, the convivial winery with gum leaf logo has built a loyal following and continues to attract new markets. Around 300 customers arrive each week, and is home to the unique Adopt-a-Vine™ program.
The authentic charm of this place built with passion - "a hobby gone mad" as Bob describes it - means that people settle in for food, wine and conversation; they meander among the vines or stay a bit longer in the sustainable luxury cottages.
With an enviable location at the start of the ranges, Gisborne Peak Winery is a first stop for wine lovers wandering out of the city. This puts you in the dress circle to build the business with your distinctive style. There is scope to modernise or expand, with a planning permit and liquor licence that allows flexibility.
The unique setting offers a versatile combination of viticulture, tourism and hospitality. You can thrive in the diversity or invest in management of the discrete areas. This is a peak opportunity to bring your dreams to life.
This property is for sale by Private Sale
Settlement Terms: 120 Days
18 acres of property with 13.5 acres of active vines
This Exclusive Opportunity Includes:-
4 bedroom home with in ground pool and stunning views
4 fully off the grid and self contained overnight stay cabins with pads for one more
All outbuildings and plant
Popular Restaurant and Cellar Door
Entertaining Marquee for up to 55 patrons
All office and staffing facilities, equipment, and expertise
Loyal customer database of over 8,000 members
High yearly cash turnover
Detailed business information can be appraised by permission from the vendors.
Inspection by Private Appointment