Iconic Central Otago winery up for sale

View from the Carrick winery restaurant over the Bannockburn inlet

One of Central Otago’s most iconic and renowned vineyards, Carrick, is on the market after the owners decided to pursue other interests.

The award-winning, certified-organic vineyard, winery, cellar door and 70-seat restaurant in Bannockburn is for sale by tender via premium real estate brand New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty. It is a reluctant sale by Auckland-based vendor Elizabeth Zhong, who has decided to pursue other business interests.

“It was a really hard decision to sell Carrick, as it’s my dream vineyard,” Zhong said. “Owning Carrick has been really rewarding because the entire team at Carrick has been doing their best with the land, and as a result we’re producing some of the best quality organic wines New Zealand offers.”

Carrick overlooks the Bannockburn Inlet, complete with elevated panoramic views and is a very popular venue for functions and private events. It is situated on approximately 34 hectares – 24ha of which is planted – and produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc wines.

The property features several dwellings, including three luxury residences that can be further developed for guest accommodation, as well as a cellar, winery and storage facility, offices and a restaurant. There is also potential for further plantings on the property. Carrick has established strong business relationships with national and international distributors and has established important distribution ties with China and other countries throughout Asia.

Tenders close at 4pm on March 29, 2019.