Opportunity knocks with winery closure

The closure of York Wines presents an opportunity for would-be property buyers.
The closure of York Wines presents an opportunity for would-be property buyers.

The boutique winery includes about 113ha of vines, pasture, crops and rolling hills, as well as a rammed-earth mansion.

Selling agent Nick Mitchell, from Stirling Clark Professionals, said the business was more of a family hobby than a large-scale operation, but the property was equipped to expand.

‘Having said that, there is definite potential for the new owner to make more of the wine growing and use the property for tourism purposes,’ Mr Mitchell said.

‘The highlight though would be the house, which is absolutely sensational.

‘It was built by (owner) Mick Delich, an expert in boutique, high quality builds.’

The winery includes public amenities and wine tasting facilities and a full inventory available on application, and current stock is negotiable.

Mr Delich said the production of wine could easily be ramped up or down, depending on the new owner’s needs.

‘Our last vintage was in 2010 and we produced about 10,000 bottles, which we sell for $25 and $28, depending on style,’ Mr Delich said.

‘Since 2010, we have been dropping the fruit in December, which has strengthened the vines considerably, so the next vintage should benefit.’

The property consists mainly of arable cropping land, with share cropping being carried out with neighbouring properties.