Waipara River Estate – a boutique vineyard and accommodation business – has been placed on the market for sale.

The estate is a 13.9-hectare property comprising 3.2-hectares of vines producing Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Chardonnay grapes, along with a commercially operated B&B.

The property’s vines were first planted in 1981, and are how harvested and bottled under contract at the nearby Crater Rim winery.

Vines have been removed or replanted in various phases over the past 25-years to ensure maximum cropping and resilience to disease.

Annual yield averages from the Waipara River Estate vines over the 2008 – 2017 period – when a considerable area of vines was converted to Chardonnay plantings – were 10-tonnes a year.

In 2016, the vineyard’s Riesling dessert wine was crowned Champion Wine at the Canterbury Wine Awards; silver at the 2015 Bragato Awards, and silver in the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London.

The property, located 12-kilometres north of Amberley township, also operates as a commercial accommodation provider under Waipara River Estate – running five self-contained suites.

The chattels list includes approximately $100,000 of bottled wine, available on application.

The freehold land, residence and buildings, and going concern of viticulture and accommodation both trading as Waipara River Estate are being marketed for sale for enquiries over $2.5 million through Bayleys Canterbury.

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