15094 Tasman Highway CRANBROOK TAS 7190

Bed 4
Bath 2

"Melrose" - a vineyard gem in Tasmania's East Coast Wine Region

Nestled at the heart of Tasmania’s renowned East Coast Wine Trail, “Melrose” is a rural vineyard property that defines the essence of wine country living. This established and well-known estate (via award-winning “Spring Vale Vineyard” only a short distance away), located along the Tasman Highway and picturesque Swan River, presents a unique opportunity for both wine connoisseurs and investors alike.

“Melrose” was originally a vast farming property, with the larger parcels of farm land being sold to neighbours. The central remaining part of this property, including the homestead, is for sale today. In the mid-1990s, the first 4.5 hectares of vines were meticulously planted on the site, marking the beginning of its winemaking journey.

The estate currently boasts approx. 26 hectares of land, with 5.5 hectares dedicated to vineyards. The original Riesling vines were later replaced with Gewurztraminer, which yielded impressive results. In 2019, market trends led to the grafting of Gewurztraminer to Pinot Gris, demonstrating a commitment to adaptability and excellence in winemaking.

Total Area: 25.97ha
Vineyard area: 1ha Pinot Gris, 1ha Sauvignon Blanc, 0.5ha Chardonnay, 3ha Pinot Noir (total vineyard 5.5ha).
Potential vineyard expansion: approx. 8-10ha

The Homestead:
The family homestead on the property is a charming and spacious dwelling. With up to 5 bedrooms and 3 living spaces, it offers various room and layout options, making it ideal for a family or as a place to entertain guests. The home has been thoughtfully designed for passive solar heating and has undergone renovations over the years to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Expansive Potential:
“Melrose” offers ample room for expansion, with the possibility to develop an additional 8 hectares or more of vineyard, ensuring a thriving future in winemaking.

Location and Tasman Highway Frontage:
Situated within the prestigious East Coast Wine Trail, this property is a part of the winemaking legacy that defines this region’s success. With its prime location along the Tasman Highway, the property benefits from convenient access via a dedicated turning lane into Glen Gala Road, adding to its appeal for potential customers visiting a future cellar door.

13 minutes from Swansea, 24 minutes from Bicheno
37 minutes to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park
1hr 55 minutes from Hobart or Launceston

Scenic Highlights:
The property features a captivating rocky outcrop on the northeast corner, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Swan River Valley, making it an ideal location for a potential cellar door that would benefit from its accessibility via the Tasman Highway and Glen Gala Road turnoff.

Water Resources:
Excellent water availability is a defining feature of “Melrose”.

Smallest Dam – 1ML
Middle Dam – 2ML
Big Dam – 22ML
Swan River intake – 115ML
Tasmanian Irrigation Scheme – Water License – 20ML

With the option to self-manage or adopt a more hands-off approach in the short term, this property caters to wine enthusiasts and investors seeking a piece of paradise in Tasmania’s East Coast wine region. Don’t miss your chance to become a part of this prestigious legacy and own a rural vineyard property that embodies the spirit of winemaking in one of Tasmania’s most celebrated wine regions.

For further details and to explore the potential of “Melrose,” contact Bianca Melling or Paul Whytcross at Roberts East Coast today.

Roberts Real Estate have made all reasonable efforts to obtain information regarding this property from industry and government sources that are deemed to be both reliable and factual; however, we cannot guarantee their complete accuracy in every instance. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations to ensure the property satisfies their suitability/usage requirements. All measurements are approximate. Photos are indicative of the property only.

Features include
  • House
  • 4 bed
  • 2 bath
  • Land is 25.97 hectare
  • Floor Area is 240 m²
  • 2 Toilet
  • 4 Open Parking Spaces
  • House House Category
  • Study
  • Dishwasher
  • Built In Robes
  • Workshop
  • Rumpus Room
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Entertaining
  • Shed
  • Open Fire Place
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