Against the picturesque backdrop of the Klein River Mountains, the Sir Robert Stanford Estate is one of the premier wine farms in the popular Whale Coast region. The more than 164-hectare property features many high calibre developments including the extensive vineyards and a trendy tourist precinct. ClareMart’s on-site auction of this estate on the 15th of June is likely to attract investors with a keen interest in the immense potential for future development of this iconic farm.
“Situated on the R43, close to the charming, historic Stanford village, the Sir Robert Stanford Estate is a landmark of note on this much-loved Whale Coast route,” points out Anton Koegelenberg, Claremart’s Senior Auction Agent. “It is a prime operational wine farm with 67 hectares under white, red and MCC varietals. Five of the Sir Robert Stanford Estate wines and four of the wines marketed under the Cutters Cove brand are current award winners. With nine dams on the property, the estate benefits from high quality water from virgin sources such as boreholes, mountain streams and a fountain. The working area of the farm is centrally located with farm buildings covering 1200 m2 and this includes a helicopter hangar and landing pad.”
The old farmyard, with its eye-catching red and white-striped farmstall at the gate, has been transformed into a busy tourist area with the Zesty Lemon restaurant; a gift shop; a children’s play area; a boutique wine-tasting room and wine shop set in the historic cellar; luxury guest accommodation for four in an elegant farm cottage; a 1500-seater amphitheatre for events and a retro grappa distillery and tasting room. The Estate is just minutes away from the Stanford village, a top getaway destination which was recently recognised as the ‘best country village’ in South Africa. Thanks to beautiful scenery, a navigable river, top restaurants, breweries and wine estates, as well as excellent accommodation and a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities, tourism in this area of the Whale Coast has been booming over the past five years.
“Sir Robert Stanford Estate, which has had some famous owners in its past, is a very well-loved property,” Koegelenberg adds, “There are more than 120 species of fynbos on the land and the Estate is in the top two percent of Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI) which has recognised its commitment to good farming practices and care of the land. Visitors enjoy mountain biking and hiking on the estate trails. There are also numerous development opportunities available and the property will be further enhanced by the upcoming upgrades to the R43.”
Sir Robert Stanford Estate will be auctioned on-site by the ClareMart Auction Group at 12h00 on the 15th of June 2018. Viewings are by appointment. For further information contact Anton Koegelenberg on 083 631 5950 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or MC du Toit on 082-563-3275 or email@example.com .