Northlands iconic award winning winery and restaurant is being offered for sale.
For over two decades, the team of Rod and Cindy MacIvor, have developed exceptional and award winning wines, not only under their own Marsden Estate label, but producing and bottling some of Northlands most notable vintages. They have hosted guests in their stunning lakeside restaurant and delivered exemplary parings of wines, food and hospitality, enshrining Marsden Estate in New Zealand's top records.
Now it is time to move on - to relinquish this legacy to a new generation of winemakers, who they have trained, under the direction of a new owner.
A complete package of vineyard, winery, restaurant, land and buildings including an owners three bedroom, two bathroom, two living room apartment with outside entertainment and separate entry. Plenty of scope to expand the business and the vineyard. Don't be put off by the effort needed to become familiar with the trade - vendor support and staff is available with key winemakers and staff wishing to remain.
More than 90 percent of all wines sold are through the cellar door with loyal clientele returning again and again to enjoy the fruits of the Marsden Estate's labours. Wine sales, tastings, tours and fabulous cuisine all relish a backdrop of mature subtropical landscape with a nudge to the Mediterranean. Stunning lakeside restaurant, with highly skilled chefs and waiting staff forms a cornerstone to a fully integrated business model.
The town of Kerikeri and links to history tourism is just five minutes' drive and the Bay of Islands airport, a mere two minutes' drive. Exciting opportunities lie ahead for a new owner with dreams to expand the existing operation.