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Vineyard/ Orchard For Sale in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina

Beautiful Vineyard And Orchards With 2 Remodeled Houses.

Asking Price: $285,000 USD

Estancia de Mackenzie was purchased in July 2014. It had been basically an abandoned property (absolute minimum maintenance) and the main house had not been lived in for 40 years.

There are 2 properties, the main property is 26 acres (10.6 Hectares) and the second property is 11.5 acres (4.5 Hectares). The main property has 2 houses and a barn. The second property has a garage and a one room casita (the sturdy remains of the original house that was torn down). The plans are to add onto the casita to make it another livable house.

After much pruning and tractor work, it is now back in production, but still needs more work to get it into full commercial production.
We grow a variety of wine grapes including Malbec, Bonarda, Chinon blanc, Pedro Jimenez, Torrontes, and Criolle Grande.

There are approximately 4000 plum trees (the majority are young trees and just coming into production so the crops yields will increase dramatically over the next few years) along with 100 Apricots, 100 Olives, 120 Pears, approximately 50 apples, 5 walnuts, quince, some fig, 25 pomegranate, cherry, almond, loquots, and now rhubarb, goji berry, raspberries, and boysen berries.

Estancia de Mackenzie is currently for sale. Due to some unforeseen health problems the current owner can no longer continue to maintain the property.

The main property of 10.6 hectares (26.5 acres) has 2 houses and a barn and is fully planted and in commercial production. It also has 4 spoiled, loving, and very protective dogs that go with the property, a requirement here.

The main house has been undergoing major remodeling and currently consists of 2 bedrooms and one bath, large kitchen, dining room, and large living room. It also has a nice covered patio off the kitchen with the parilla (wood fired grill) and wood fired oven. There are stairs that lead you up to the roof top terrace (not completely finished yet) where there are incredible views. The house is heated with a wood stove and also has fireplaces in the bedrooms and the dining room. The finish work is currently being done now. There is a large slab and footings for a big addition. Plans were to add a master suite and large family/TV room as well as a one bedroom, 1 bath in-law or domestic apartment. There is also a partially finished studio or guest room in the garden (back yard) behind the house. The house needs some finishing touches and will undergo painting, floor finishing, etc over the next two months. !! There is a large vegetable garden and the area around the house has been undergoing landscaping with many perennials and flowering shrubs.

The second house was the employee house and now is used as a guest house and vacation rental. It also is 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It has been rewired, painted, and tiled. ,there is a newly installed efficient Masonry Stove, It has all new plumbing, a new bathroom and new kitchen. The structure is very sturdy brick construction. It has a small front porch with grape arbor, a covered patio with brick parilla (wood fired grill) and a wood fired pizza/ bread oven, and nice yard with flowers, lemon tree, walnut and apple trees. It is shaded by a massive old olive tree.

Near the main house there is also a 25 meter (80 foot) tower for wireless internet access (6mbps) that was recently installed for US $900. Internet access is US$25-27 a month.

The second property is 11.5 acres (4.5 hectares), is in full production with grapes, plums, and olives. The current casita is the remains of the original house. The plans are to add 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to one side of the structure and a large new living room on the other side that would tie the house and garage together. There is city water and electricity that will be connected, it will have a new septic system and wireless internet is available with an antennae tower. There are also views of the painted mountains. This property has American, Swiss, German, and British property owners as neighbors.

Both properties can be purchased together and the secondary houses used as holiday homes (approximately US$100 a day for tourists on AirBnB). The sale of the property includes, all the hand tools (rakes, hoes, shovels, etc.) including the string trimmer, 2 chainsaws, and power tools.
The Tractor and implements can be purchased separately. The Fiat 400 Tractor has been recently restored to original condition.
Purchase price together is US$285,000.

Separately: Main property is US$ 245,000 and the second property for US$55,000 in current state. The price will be adjusted accordingly as more of the projects are completed.

Property taxes for 2017 were US$78, Electricity averages US$50 every 2 months. Internet is currently US$20 monthly.

About This Property

Los Inquilinos 4285
San Rafael
Mendoza 5306
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Construction Year:
160 m2
Parking Spaces:

Features - Amenities

  • Mountain View
  • Terrace
  • Furnished
  • Appliances
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry Room
  • Patio
  • View Of The Andes And The Painted Mountains.
  • Wood Fired Bread/pizza Oven
  • Parilla (wood Fired Bbq Grill)
  • Roof Top Terrace
  • Fireplaces And Woodstove
  • Very Quiet Location, Lots Of Birds.
  • Directv,
  • Wireless Internet (private Tower).
  • Fiat 400 Tractor With All Necessary Attachments To Maintain The Vineyard And Orchards.
  • 10 Hectares Of Wine Grapes Including Some Of The Oldest Malbec In The Province, Chinon Blanc, Bonarda, Torrontes And Others..
  • 3500 Plum Trees,
  • 120 Pear Trees,
  • 100 Olive Trees,
  • 100 Apricot Trees
  • 50 Apple Trees,
  • Walnuts,
  • Quince,
  • Pomegranite,
  • Goji Berry,
  • Raspberry
  • Rhubarb.

Pictures  (click to view a larger image)

Front of main house...
Valle Grande, big tourist attraction close by...
Property borders..
watering time..
Almond blossoms..
Mountain views..
Favorite guest hangout..
Malbec grapes..
Fruit locations in relation to the property..
Guest house living room with Russian masonry stove...
Front of Guest house freshly primed and ready for painting. Arbor being replaced...
Bifani layout..
Fresh coat of paint, next. arbor..

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Jeff Douglas-Temm
Phone:   542604842197
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