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Property Ref: 54155

Waiau River Estate Winery, Accommodation, Cafe FHGC For Sale

Property Type: Development Site, Lodges, Resorts, Wine and Food, Vineyards, Vacant Land, Cafes, Residential Real Estate, Bed & Breakfast, Vineyards, Wine and Food

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Canterbury

Physical Address: 2254 Mouse Point Road Leslie Hills, Hanmer Springs North Canterbury 7395

Price: FHGC, Between $2.7- 4 mil + GST (if any)

Broker: Dilan De Silva

Mobile: +64 27 444 9692


Waiau River Estate Winery, Accommodation, F&B – Hanmer Springs

Opportunities like this does not come often. Here is a vineyard bordering the beautiful Waiau River and the main road, located just outside Hanmer Springs, Canterbury. The estate offers you 4 subdivided lots or a purchase as a whole estate with options for a luxury residence, Cottage, Cafe, Sheds and bare land.

This is can be an investment, development or a home and income opportunity. You can build river front cottages and add more accommodation, Build residences, plant more vine or even sell off the real estate as bare land or after building a homes. The estate is consented to be subdivided into 4 blocks as needed.

Here’s how you can structure the purchase to suit your need;

OPTION 1 : The complete package includes a world class 358m2 home, a 300m2 cedar café, large 200m2 studio/cellar, 5 bay-barn, vineyard and land with further development opportunities (comes with a 4 lot consented re-subdivision).The complete package, 21.91Ha, – Asking offers over $4.m.

OPTION 2: Café (or re-purposed cedar dwelling), vineyard, studio cottage, cellar, five-bay barn and a future residential or commercial building site, on approximately 10Ha. Asking $2.78m.

OPTION 3: 8.9Ha with consent to subdivide to two lots.

OPTION 4: Luxurious world-class 358m2 home with river and mountain views, on approximately 2.3Ha. Asking $2.34m.

Waiau River Estate is situated 15 minutes from popular Hanmer Springs Village and Thermal Pools, 1 hour 40 minutes from Kaikoura, 1 hour 30 minutes from Christchurch City and from the Christchurch International Airport.

There are 5 hectares of wines plated with Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and produces Marble Point and Hells Gate wine labels. Based on the choice of purchase, there is plenty of room to plant more vines and combine it with an accommodation option, cafe, wedding venue and a wine tasting business model, located near the Hanmer Thermal pools that attracts approximation 300,000 visitors in a good year. It is also strategically located to cater for the growing population of Christchurch and Canterbury. The vineyard is positioned on the banks of the Waiau River has been producing award-winning New Zealand wines since 2008. Waiau River Estate is among New Zealand’s highest altitude vineyards at 297m above sea level, in a unique environment surrounded by high country farms and snow-capped mountains. Waiau River Estate is the first vineyard planted in this exciting new wine region, with our grapes grown on old alluvial terraces of the Waiau River.

The stunning, 300m2 cedar-built café boasts a timber bar area, polished concrete floors, a commercial kitchen and guest toilets/washroom. Included is an intimate function room; the perfect location to host weddings, corporate functions, conferences, family events and more.

Built with a north-facing aspect, this space enjoys all-day sun in both summer and winter with a log burner to guarantee year-round comfort. Open plan with sliding doors to the patio area and outdoor seating, this property provides a range of unrivalled views of the Southern Alps and Waiau River.

Flexibility is on offer with the possibility of transferring this space into a spectacular residential home. The plans also allow a new dwelling to be built on this lot, furthering the plethora of options this unique property presents.

For more information or to arrange your private viewing, please contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Dilan De Silva, on 027 444 9692 or email

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Waiau River Estate Winery

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Property Details

Property Type

Development Site
Wine and Food
Vacant Land
Residential Real Estate
Bed & Breakfast
Vineyards, Wine and Food

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern



Physical Address

2254 Mouse Point Road Leslie Hills, Hanmer Springs North Canterbury 7395


FHGC, Between $2.7- 4 mil + GST (if any)

Contact Agents


Dilan De Silva

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Upper South Island
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692



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