Prop­erty of the week

King Val­ley vine­yard from Far­mBuy.com

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While the prop­erty’s name it­self doesn’t con­jure up images of sweep­ing hills and a lush val­ley, that’s ex­actly what Delta Park has to of­fer.

Cur­rently listed on our sis­ter site Far­mBuy.com by Wan­garat­tabased agency Garry Nash & Co, the prop­erty should fetch in the re­gion of $575,000.

The 50-hectare (124 acre) prop­erty is lo­cated right next to the King River and near the town of Cheshunt, be­tween Mount Sa­maria State Park and Mount Buf­falo Na­tional Park.

The vine­yard has, in the last 15 years, pro­vided an aver­age of around 60 tonnes of grapes an­nu­ally to ma­jor win­ery Yalumba, which uses hand­picked pro­duce from Delta Park for its Red­bank brand of wines.

The two vine­yards are close to each other, one be­ing 11 acres of 16-year-old pinot noir and pinot me­u­nier vines, while a newer, smaller 2.4-acre yard grows five-year-old pinot noir just up the hill.

Garry Nash & Co says the prop­erty is ideal for not only grow­ing but also recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties such as raft­ing on the ad­ja­cent King River, 4X4 ad­ven­tur­ing, and hunt­ing.

“The vine­yard is strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned for late sun­rises and early sun­sets, en­hanc­ing the abil­ity for sparkling-based fruit,” the agency says. “Be­ing based at the top end of the val­ley, the vine­yard is very shel­tered and not im­pacted by ad­verse wind ef­fects and hot af­ter­noon sun.

“Delta Park also pro­vides out­stand­ing recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties with Lake Wil­liam Hovel just 6.4km away.”

Build­ings on the prop­erty are all close to the main three-bed­room vertical pine weath­er­board res­i­dence, and in­clude a ma­chin­ery work­shop (with a con­crete floor, light and power), a tim­ber stock­yard and load­ing ramp, a small hayshed, and a sin­gle-bed­room cot­tage which could be put to use af­ter some ren­o­va­tion.

And that could mean an ac­com­mo­da­tion ven­ture on the side – trav­ellers are keen on winer­ies, and Garry Nash & Co says the area is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar with hol­i­day­mak­ers.

“The Cheshunt area is a highly re­garded agri­cul­tural district … once noted for dairy, beef, hops, and to­bacco farm­ing, and more re­cently a strong viti­cul­tural pres­ence and farm stay, show­ing very strong tourism prospects.”

Delta Park cer­tainly seems to be a prop­erty with po­ten­tial.

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