Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of "Tuscany on the Limestone Coast" with this award winning winery and exceptional accommodations in the heart of Coonawarra.
Highbank Wines and Highbank Country Accommodation are profitable businesses under current management, with ample potential to grow. Highbank is uniquely situated on the famous strip of red ground that forms the central spine of the true Coonawarra wine district, offering stunning views and an exceptional lifestyle opportunity. The property is ideally located on the desirable tourist route between Melbourne and Adelaide, and only 30 minutes from Mt. Gambier airport.
Highbank is a highly successful, Five Star boutique organically grown vineyard, renowned for its high quality vintages and 'Halliday' accolades. The winery's premium handcrafted wines have gained attention from wine enthusiasts and are regularly sighted on the wine lists of Australia's top restaurants.
The property includes three very special accommodation options nestled amongst the vines. Stunning views, spas, tranquil settings and total seclusion offer the feeling of being on holiday year-round. Accommodations feature rustic limestone walls built from stone recovered during the establishment of the vineyards, providing a touch of Tuscany in the heart of the Coonawarra.
A gorgeous two story stone homestead set on the edge of the vines, 'The Villa' boasts an upstairs suite called 'Room with a View,' in addition to a downstairs suite. Both suites have separate living areas with private baths and bedrooms. A fully-equipped commercial kitchen can be used by all with ample room for group dining. There are beautiful outdoor living areas surrounding The Villa that are perfect for dining and relaxing.
'The Cottage' is a completely secluded quaint stone home nestled in its own beautiful vineyard. The Cottage features limestone walls, exposed beams, arched French doors, a stone fireplace and a fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances. The cosy loft bedroom overlooks the vineyard and private driveway, while a spacious two-person spa overlooks its own garden.
The 4 hectares of vines have over 35 years of preparation according to a holistic approach, and are fully irrigated via a 10 megalitre water licence. Highbank has also achieved the Dept of Agriculture award for Premium Wines from a "Clean and Green Environment" and additional Council approved development plans for future expansion are in place.
Graham Bowie RLA 272698