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Stunning Tutukaka winery offers huge opportunity

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Century 21 New Zealand

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Stunning Tutukaka winery offers huge opportunity

Sailfish Cove may be a small family-owned vineyard but it’s one that overlooks the renowned Poor Knights Islands and sits above the Tutukaka coast – a coastline that the prestigious National Geographic Traveller magazine recently rated as the one of the top three coastal destinations in the world.

Now the long-time Northland owners are selling up this stunning 30-acre property where they first planted grapes back in 1995. Sailfish Cove has since produced a wide range of wines from Pinot Gris to Shiraz.

Owner of Silverdale-based Century 21 Northern Realty Limited, Donna a’Beckett, says this winery offers so much more than stunning panoramic views and good wine. There is well equipped and private holiday accommodation and the property’s ideal for functions, particularly as a wedding venue. There are also hundreds of mature olives trees producing stunning olive oil.

Blending in with the natural landscape while maximising views to the sea, the expansive two-storey architecturally designed residence includes a substantial three-bedroom home for the owner, a large indoor heated swimming pool, and separate two-bedroom self-contained guest accommodation. The large wooden clifftop building also houses a functioning winery and cellar door which is open by appointment or for special events.

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Ms a’Beckett says as well as offering amazing white and red wines, Sailfish Cove also offers a high standard of accommodation for Tutukaka which has proven popular and is regularly booked.

The luxurious two-bedroom, en-suited, fully self-contained apartment is promoted for its great views and the fact that it is set in a secluded boutique vineyard which guests can roam freely with year-round access to the heated indoor pool. Guests can also enjoy the Tutukaka marina and restaurants just a short drive away.

“The property is absolutely stunning and you really have to visit it first hand to appreciate its world-class beauty. I’ve been encouraging people to book a wine tasting and vineyard tour with me to fully appreciate this location and all it has to offer,” says Ms a’Beckett.

She says the 218 North Cable Way address has a CV of $2,330,000.

“It’s great value for money because while we’re selling this fabulous lifestyle property as a going concern, it comes complete with all the wine making equipment and facilities that a modern-day boutique winery needs. In fact, Sailfish Cove is effectively being sold for its property value alone, with all the plant and equipment being thrown in for no extra cost.”

The current owners operate this vineyard with seasonal staff and bring in a wine-maker for about six weeks a year, so Ms a’Beckett says you don’t necessarily need to know much about wine production. However, you can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you’ve created something with your own label on it.

Currently, Sailfish Cove Wines are available from a wide range of liquor stores, beach stores, restaurants and the Regent New World supermarket, all at very competitive prices

The property is only about one-third planted in vines and so considerable potential remains for further production as it does for growth in online sales. Some of Sailfish Cove’s wine sells via their website www.sailfishcove.co.nz but this too can be further developed.

Ms a’Beckett says in addition to the business of making and selling wine, and the provision of high-end accommodation, there remains a lot of potential to grow the function side of the business.

“There’s no other venue or destination like this in the world. It’s not only ideal for an ultimate weekend escape, close for diving at the incredible Poor Knights Marine Reserve, or just to relax, Sailfish Cove is also an ideal venue for functions particularly weddings. I’ve seen a lot of their wedding photos and the backdrop looks breath taking!”

She says given the location, its functions business can only grow when you consider the likes of product launches and corporate team building days.

Sailfish Coves also provides corporates or organisations the opportunity to purchase wine with personalised labels to help with their own marketing or fundraising – and this too can be organised online.

As well as National Geographic’s nod to Tutukaka, this pristine part of Northland’s coastline often appears in different international travel guides’ ‘Must-Do's’ in New Zealand – helped by its rocky shores, white sand beaches, and stunning coastal bush walks.

“We all know the growth in tourism, the growth in the appreciation of New Zealand wines, and the growth in Northland as a destination. Well here is a lifestyle for sale that’s set to get ongoing uplift from all three. It’s a wonderful opportunity,” says Ms a’Beckett.

Century 21 New Zealand’s National Manager, Geoff Barnett, says the company is increasingly being shoulder-tapped to sell such idyllic properties largely because of Century 21’s unbeatable global reach.

Link to the property listing: http://www.century21.co.nz/property/356295/

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