'Bell River Estate'
8428 Mitchell Highway via Neurea, WELLINGTON, NSW, 2820
Overlooking the highly regarded Bell River Valley and comprising 16.36ha* (40.43 acres*), 'Bell River Estate' will impress with its beautiful location, versatility and productivity. Currently home to a successful winery and cellar door, the property is offered with liquor licence and operating infrastructure.
Operating for half a century and well known for the production of a range of wine products including a range of fortified wines, the winery and cellar door add an inviting income stream to an already superb package. The fully operational winery and processing facilities include oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, bottling machine, picking bins, cool rooms as well as forklift and wine making books and manuals. Ample space provides the opportunity for the purchaser to extend the vine plantings or to pursue other agricultural activities. Coupled with the excellent retail opportunity of the cellar door, the ability to grow a variety of crops or pursue animal production is a standout feature of the property.
Offering some of the most productive rich chocolate soils in NSW, 'Bell River Estate' incorporates irrigation flats capable of producing high value fruit and vegetables including leafy greens, pumpkins, zucchini, asparagus or cash crops such as seed canola, wheat, oats, sorghum & corn. Currently sown to pasture for grazing and forage harvest/hay production, further development of the phalaris & lucerne pastures could be easily achieved and would significantly increase output.
Underpinning the agricultural and horticultural potential is the 90mL irrigation licence. There are three licenced wells on the property with the main irrigation well equipped with a 18kw electric three phase motor and pump. The well is located convenient to a maintained council road allowing for excellent all weather access. The current mains & 5 hydrants allow for approximately 10ha to be irrigated in three paddocks and includes mains supplying water to the established grape vines, plus cone filters.
The comfortable three bedroom brick home is set amongst established gardens and lawns overlooking the river valley and beyond to the rolling hills to the East. A single bedroom granny flat is an ideal guest accommodation. Built in 1993 the home includes open plan kitchen and living area with separate formal dining room. The three large bedrooms all offer built ins and ample room for queen size beds. The main bedroom comes with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, large windows to capture the morning sun and direct access out onto a paved courtyard. Warm and inviting with a free standing fireplace the home also offers gas points, NBN satellite connection, 4.4kw solar system, swimming pool & outdoor entertaining areas.
Centrally located to Orange, Dubbo, Mudgee & Cowra and fronting the main tourist route, the property has excellent highway signage & exposure, access, parking and toilet facilities.
An outstanding opportunity to purchase a unique property with scope to further develop either as a winery, horticultural or agricultural concern, 'Bell River Estate' will allow you to dictate your lifestyle - operate a cellar door, make wine, grow food & relax.
Free standing fireplace
4.5kw solar plus solar hot water system
Picturesque setting with outstanding views
- Property Types: Cropping, Horticulture, Mixed Farming, Viticulture, Irrigation
- Description of Country: Level to undulating heavy black soil river loams
- Enterprise Types: Cereals, Oilseeds, Pasture, Legume, Sorghum, Horticulture, Viticulture
- Other Enterprise Types: Beef Cattle, Fat Lamb
- Water Supplies: Tank
- Water Comments: Equipped domestic well.
- Irrigation: No
- Irrigation Comments: 90mL irrigation licence. Equipped irrigation well, 3 phase 18kw electric motor. Second well (unequipped). Mains and hydrants.
- Rainfall Average: 618 Millimetres
- Other Improvements: Winery, Cellar Door, Hay Shed,