Vineyard plains.

Sitting atop Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, the Ballochdale Estate vineyard is up for sale.

The geographically unique vineyard which sits on an isthmus was chosen as a planting-spot by the vineyard’s founders 16-years ago.

The property is being sold by negotiation through Bayleys Marlborough. Bayleys salesperson Andy Poswillo said, "Under its current format, Ballochdale Estate has a three-year average tonnage cropping history of 161.29 tonnes of pinot noir – with this year’s vintage yielding a peak 194.81 tonnes and 201 tonnes of sauvignon blanc. The vines are now all well-established and produce consistently high yields – both in quality and tonnage.”

“It is Ballochdale Estate’s combination of altitude being some 300 metres above sea level, its sheltered location sustaining favourable airflow across the plantings, the northerly aspect of the vines, and the evenness of the soils which all amalgamate to produce some of Marlborough’s best grapes.”

Ballochdale Estate pinot noir and sauvignon blanc grapes have been used by labels including Willa Maria for its reserve and cellar selection ranges, Esk Valley, Matua Wines Jules Taylor Wines, Constellation NZ, Claymore Vintners, and Astrolabe Wines.

Current infrastructure on the property includes a four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence which sits alongside a landscaped lake.