The historic Myrtle Grove Vine Estate at the foot of Sir Lowry’s Pass featuring the popular Ongegund Lodge and Conference Centre will be going under the ClareMart’s hammer in February 2018. This picturesque 78.8 hectare farm with many outstanding features will be offered as a unique opportunity for qualified buyers to acquire a prime Cape Winelands property.
“Myrtle Grove Vine Estate is set against the backdrop of the spectacular Helderberg Mountains on Somerset West’s dynamic Urban Edge,” says MC Du Toit, ClareMart’s Legal Auctions Director “It offers the best of both worlds – rural tranquillity, yet with quick and easy access to the CBD, as well as popular schools such as Reddam House and other new and upcoming developments in the area.”
In 1943, the first Pinotage vines, a Cape viticulture innovation, were planted on Myrtle Grove Vine Estate. “Today the vineyards cover 43.2 hectares under drip irrigation and there is almost one hectare of olive groves,” adds Du Toit. “The property benefits from water rights, access to a natural spring, two holding dams, three pump houses and two filtration stations.”
Once a place where 18th Century travellers could outspan their oxen and rest overnight, Myrtle Grove Vine Estate is today, still highly valued for its excellent location, tranquillity and hospitality. Named after the original farm, Ongegund Lodge and Conference Centre is a 4-star graded tourism venture offering 17 luxury guest rooms, two conference facilities and an event venue with a capacity to host more than 150 people. There are fully-equipped kitchens, ablution facilities, a bar area and manicured outdoor entertainment space that features a stunning swimming pool and mountain views. Ongegund is a popular choice for Winelands weddings and corporate events as well as tourists, and it currently enjoys a 4.5/5 Tripadvisor rating.
Myrtle Grove Vine Estate also includes a main house with double garage, a flatlet with a double garage and carport, two farm sheds and a farm store.
Myrtle Grove Vine Estate, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West will be auctioned by ClareMart at The One & Only Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town on the 28th of February 2018 at 12h30. For further information, contact MC Du Toit on 082 563 3275 or 021 425 8822. Email Mc@claremart.co.za and visit www.claremart.co.za