SOLE MANDATE: This 5.5ha lifestyle property planted to red varietal wine grapes is found in the coolest wine growing region in South Africa. While the Elgin Valley is still the centre of the apple producing industry in South Africa, it's now also home to a thriving wine industry characterised by small family farms producing world class wines nestled amongst the beauty of rolling hills, forests, rivers and rugged mountains. Enjoying 180 degree magnificent views of the Groenberg and Hottentots Holland mountains the farm is planted to 0.91ha of Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.65ha Merlot, 0.8ha of Shiraz and 0.15ha Cabernet Franc. The vineyards produce ±22 tons per year. There is ample water allocation from Groenland Water Board and a borehole supplies domestic water to all the houses and cottages. The classic double storey main homestead is situated amongst an English garden, which beauty is ever-changing with the passing of seasons. It comprises of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, mes, 2 reception rooms, dining room and kitchen. 4 Cottages are used to run a successful self-catering business. Acorn and Apple Rose are 1 bedroom cottages, Oak is a 2 bedroom cottage and Shiraz a 4 bedroom house. There is a further cottage which presently houses the estate supervisor. A Cape Fynbos garden has been laid out between the vineyards to attract birds, butterflies and bees linking the owners' previous passion for Protea farming and aptly naming some of their wines after well-known types of proteas. Other buildings on the farm include a tasting room, office, wine storage shed and currently wine cellar. The reservoir that holds the irrigation water doubles up as a swimming pool in the hot summer months, ideally situated close to the wine tasting room to cool off after tasting the harvest of the land. At present the owners produce their own award winning wines and run a successful self-catering business out of the old farm buildings that have been converted into stylish cottages each one holding their own unique character. The land and buildings are being sold, however should you wish to continue with the wine making and self-catering business this separate entity can be bought over. The possibilities are endless for a family looking to move to the country and enjoy the lifestyle that this valley has to offer. Applewood Preparatory School is conveniently situated amongst the apple orchards in close proximity to this property and a bus service provides transport for high school scholars to Somerset College. Come and discover the new wine, wheels and wedding destination that Elgin offers.

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7 Viljoenshoop Road, Elgin District

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