"One not only drinks wine,
one smells it, observes it,
tastes it, sips it and
one talks about it"

King Edward VII

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A Country Lifestyle.

Country life offers many challenges and achievements.  Whether living in the country full time or as a country retreat there are many option.
Melbourne is just over an hour to the CBD and there is a shortage of traffic lights to the CBD!!

Currently the Estate grows grapes, produced wine processing, storing and bottling on the estate, however, there are many opportunities available:
. Can maintain the status quo with full estate production of Sparkling wine from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, table Pinot Noir and Chardonnay,
. Can expand production by sourcing grapes from the Macedon Ranges Wine Region, or from regions to the north with varieties such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and  Merlot.
. Focus on events, functions and weddings.
. Lease out L'Osteria or have a parttime manager.
. Grown the grapes and have a contract winemaker produce the finished wine.  Eventually undertake some or all winemaking on the state with or without another winemeaker,
. Grow grapes and sell on the current market - production of Macedon Pinot and Chardonnay - currently in excess of $2,500 per tonne.
. Lease the vineyard to a local winery to maintain and receive a financial return or produce in lieu.
. Various other potentials exist - addition of accomodation, expansion of the current facilities - for conferencing and weddings.