26 June 2020

What could be better than making your own wine in an idyllic rural setting?

| Sharon Kelley
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Your own patch of paradise awaits at Tumbarumba Winery Escape

Your own patch of paradise awaits at Tumbarumba Winery Escape. Photos: Supplied.

If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at winemaking, this is the perfect home in a magnificent location and it’s ready to go.

What could be more idyllic than reaping the fruits of your labour, and making them into shiraz, or pinot grigio or chardonnay, and sipping a glass while overlooking landscaped terraces to the artificial lake from the balcony of your 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home?

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make and market your own wine, with established vines, cellar door sales and an 8 hectare vineyard. The spectacular quiet of the rural setting at 3446 Jingellic Road, Tumbarumba gives real peace of mind, as do the starlit skies which can only be seen in their full glory from a country property at night.

Tumbarumba Wines Escape is a working vineyard, with a cellar door function area and a fully equipped kitchen which can seat and serve up to 40 people. There are two large machinery sheds, one with an insulated bay for wine storage, a 6-kilowatt solar system, and a spring-fed irrigation dam with a 900 mm rainfall average, and a Grundfos Pump. In the 8 hectare vineyard, 5.5 hectares are pinot grigio, 2 hectares are chardonnay and there is half a hectare of shiraz grapevines.

For the gardeners who love self-sustainability, there are established raised vegetable garden beds and fruit trees, encouraging green thumbs to enthusiastically reap produce from their own veggie patch.

If that’s not enough to convince you, take a peek at the tranquillity that’s obvious in the video below.

The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home’s interior is cosy but roomy, with a massive kitchen suitable for cooking for a cast of thousands, with enough living space to keep everyone happy in their own separate lounge space. Open fires are a lovely feature, keeping the house warm in winter, and exposed beams create a feeling of connection with the outdoors. High ceilings enhance the feeling of spaciousness, and in the bedrooms, overhead fans keep the occupants cool in the summertime.

The dining room is large, and is a lovely formal gathering point for the family at the end of each day, while the bedrooms are large and light. The living spaces, bedrooms, and the home’s kitchen are all upstairs, and the business end of the operation is downstairs, the focal point for sales, catering, entertainment and cellar door sales.

The cellar door sales and entertainment areas downstairs include a commercial kitchen and seating for up to 40 people, with tables for wine tasting, feasting, and space enough to send the kids to look for the swing, or to take a walk in the vineyard. With photographic opportunities aplenty, this is the perfect place for wedding photographs, selfies, and Instagram-perfect images.

Ray White Tumbarumba principal Mellisa Meli says the property is a perfect career opportunity for people wanting a ‘tree-change’, but needing to retain a family lifestyle.

“There’s so much opportunity here and it’s already set up to just start making wine. The vines are established, there’s plenty of water for irrigation, and it’s ideally placed only 10 minutes from the nearest town,” Mellisa said.

“The entire property is beautiful, the countryside is so picturesque, and the vineyard is ready to go.”

Less than an hour from Holbrook, and under 10 minutes from Tumbarumba, modern conveniences aren’t far away, including schools, movies, medical facilities, bakeries, a golf club and tourist facilities – and a winery tour isn’t out of the question.

You can view this property online, or if you would like to know more or book an inspection of this idyllic winery, contact Ray White Tumbarumba commercial principal Mellissa Meli by phone 0408 664 015 or email.

Original Article published by Sharon Kelley on The RiotACT.

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