An award-winning wine farm in Franschhoek is one of a selection of residential and commercial properties available to buy via BidX1’s online auction on 29 October. Set on 38ha in a prime part of the Franschhoek valley, La Couronne Wine Farm is renowned for, among other things, winning Double Gold, Double Platinum and Silver awards since 2012. Wines produced include shiraz, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, malbec, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot and viognier.
Says MC du Toit, CEO, BidX1 South Africa, “Ideally positioned less than 2km from the CBD and easily accessible off the R45, the farm includes 20ha of well-managed vineyards, a wine cellar and wine tasting or function venue.” The main source of irrigation water is directly from the Franschhoek river and from boreholes, while the property includes two holding dams with a pumphouse on the lower dam.
The farm includes a 200t-capacity wine cellar, which can be extended, a utility shed with ancillary three-bedroom apartment, and two cottages of 90m2 and 450m2 respectively. Additional Franschhoek properties on auction include a five-bedroom, five-bathroom country-style villa ideal for use as a guesthouse or a luxury Winelands home, with an opening bid of R4,5m. Set on a stand of 2,283m2 within the Roubaix Vineyard Estate, the property includes a laundry, swimming pool and ample parking. It’s also within walking distance of restaurants and shops. A family home with exceptional views of the Franschhoek Mountains and vineyards, with an entertainment area and swimming pool, is also being offered – with an opening bid price of R2,5m.