Wine Farm - Franschoek Valley - R25 000 000

Wine Farm has since 2002 undergone a major focus change.  During this period the property transformed from Mixed Fruit production into Wine Grape production, with a view to the creation of a lifestyle property with the potential of Boutique Wine production and Hospitality & Tourism potential.

The fact that the property has for the past 5 years been in a “construction phase” has meant that farming activities connected to the production of income have been unavoidably restricted.  The current status of the income producing crops on the farm is as follows.

  • GUAVAS  (Faan Retief variety)

+- 5000 mature trees occupying +- 7 hectares.  Winter crop, producing annually from mid April to +- mid September.  Secure negotiated market, supplying fresh fruit to major chain stores, Epping market, canning and pulping industry.
2006 production +- 250 000 kg, yielding R425 000
2007 production +- estimated 300 000 kg, yielding R550 – R600 000

  • WINE GRAPES

  • Chardonnay
    Chenin Blanc
    Viognier
    Verdelho
    Shiraz
    Cabernet Sauvignon

    6.5 hectares planted 2003 - will produce first mature crop this season i.e. Jan/Feb 2008.
    3.5 hectares still immature – will produce mature crop 2009 season.
    Estimated crop for 2008 +- 65 tonnes.
    Estimated income if sold to neighboring winery +- R200 000
    Ready to produce for the next 10 – 15 years.

Farm does not employ and labour directly.  The farm utilizes the services of a Labour Recruitment Company to whom a monthly management fee is paid.  They supply a resident Farm Manager who manages the entire farming activity as well as the maintenance of the lawns, gardens etc.

Total cost of the running of the farm including management, maintenance to equipment, electricity, labour, fertilizer, pesticides etc. -  +- R40 000 per month.

ESTIMATED INCOME 2007/2008 R 750 000.00
EXPENSES R 480 000.00
SURPLUS R 270 000.00

The wine farm cc has a calculated tax loss of +- R 2 500 000, which is carried forward to set off against future taxable income & development costs.

OWN YOUR OWN PIECE OF HEAVEN

Peaceful and tranquil lifestyle on this 23 hectare farm surrounded by picturesque mountains. Adequate water supplies include 3 dams, Berg River pumping rights and 2 boreholes. 10 Hectares of wine grape plantation and 7 hectares of guavas. This farm has the potential of boutique wine production, hospitality and tourism potential.

Main house: Magnificent 4 bedroom double storey home overlooking Pearl Valley and the dams. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, swimming pool and under cover parking for 4 cars.

Additional buildings as follows;

  • Up-market conference area suitable for weddings and wine tasting/ restaurant potential.
  • Fully equipped entertainment area with bar, pizza oven, braai area, and guest loo. Entertainment area flows to patio with awesome views of dams and mountains.
  • 3 Bedroom home
  • 2 Bedroom cottage
  • 1 Bedroom cottage – could be used as a wine laboratory
  • 7 Labourer cottages at the border of the farm – fenced off

    This amazing wine farm is Approximately 55 minutes drive from Cape Town.


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